MUSIC + ART

THE ARTS AT CUCC

Whether you're looking for a choral concert or an arts festival, you can find it all here! In addition to the groups listed below, musical and artistic groups from the community often use our space for local performances and events. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming concerts!

Interested in sharing your musical talents with CUCC?  CLICK HERE to fill out a quick survey!

Enjoy recent musical highlights from Claremont UCC on our YouTube page!

NEW BANNERS MADE BY CAT CHIU PHILLIPS

Enjoy these beautiful new banners made by San Diego artist Cat Chiu Philips, commissioned by our church's Music and Fine Arts Board. Each banner is made from recycled cassette and vhs tapes!

A close up of one of Cat Chiu Philips‘ banners (A small cross)
Cat Chiu Philips, smiling and holding up one of her banners
A close up of one of Cat Chiu Philips‘ banners (A circular pattern)
One of Cat Chiu Philips‘ banners, hanging in the Sanctuary (Circular Patterns)
One of Cat Chiu Philips‘ banners, hanging in the Sanctuary (A cross)
One of Cat Chiu Philips‘ banners, hanging in the Sanctuary (Circular Patterns)
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A HISTORY OF MUSIC AT CUCC

Over the past year our Director of Music and Fine Arts has been researching and writing a history of music ministry at Claremont UCC. His book is finally finished! We hope you find it informative and interesting. Some companion materials will shortly be released, including recordings from the 1960s and a silent movie of our church from 1955.

Click here to read the book, or contact the church office to request a printed copy.

Members of the Chancel Choir wearing robes, singing, and smiling at the camera

CHANCEL CHOIR

Directed by Dr. Jonathan Campbell, the Chancel Choir provides a variety of music for the Sunday 10:00 worship services. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. 

For more information about Chancel Choir, email jonathan@claremontucc.org.

A group of people dressed in all black, playing hand bells.

CHORAL BELLS

Directed by Dr. Jonathan Campbell, the Choral Bells ring on two sets encompassing six and a half octaves of Malmark handbells and ChoirChimes. The Choral Bells ring for worship several times during the year and at special events around Southern California. The group rehearses on Mondays at 7:00 pm and all ages are welcome.

For more information about Choral Bells, email jonathan@claremontucc.org.

A group off women, wearing purple, holding music folders, and smiling at the camera.

JOYFUL VOICES

Joyful Voices is a treble voice choir that rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Directed by Lee Waggener and Charlotte Van Ryswyk, the group enjoys exploring different genres of music and contributes regularly to the worship services.

For more information about Joyful Voices, email wagglee@gmail.com. 

A group of young children wearing white robes and singing.

SUNDAY SCHOOL MUSIC

Our Children's Choir, led by Ms. Sarah Shufeldt, is integrated into our weekly Sunday School program. Each Sunday, children learn new songs about our faith and sing in worship several times throughout the year.

For more information about Sunday School music, email childrensmusic@claremontucc.org.

GUEST ARTISTS

Claremont United Church of Christ welcomes talented church members as well as musicians from the greater Los Angeles area to share their gifts in our worship services as Guest Artists. Come and experience all we have to offer in our dynamic and engaging worship! If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts with CUCC, please fill out the survey at the top of this page or contact our Director of Music and Fine Arts, Jonathan Campbell, at jonathan@claremontucc.org.

A photo of our church’s organ in the Sanctuary.

THE ORGAN TASK FORCE

The Organ Task Force of CUCC was formed in support of the incredible Glatter-Goetz/Rosales Organ in our Sanctuary.  The Task Force organizes many annual fundraisers to support the maintenance of this instrument as well as a yearly Organ Concert Series. This 2017-2018 season marks the 20th anniversary of the organ!

For more information about our Organ Task Force, contact the church office.

A closeup shot of the stained glass windows in our Sanctuary.

THE CUCC ARTIST'S COLLECTIVE

The newly formed CUCC Artist's Collective works with our congregation and surrounding organizations to support local artists and provide a venue to display art within our community. We are lucky to have many pieces of art on our campus that were created by such influential artists as Millard Sheets and Burt Johnson. 

For more information about the Artist's Collective, email artistscollective@claremontucc.org.