Music is an integral part of the worship life of the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church. Our musical offerings add beauty, spiritual depth, and inspiration to our worship services.
Our Music Director is the multi-talented Tom Hojnacki (pronounced Hoy-Not-ski), who joined us in the fall of 2022. Tom recently retired from teaching and administrative work at Berklee College of Music, and he has experience as a pianist, singer, choir member, music director, and side musician. Read Tom’s bio here.
The MUUC Choir participates in most Sunday morning services and is well known for its powerful and inspiring anthems. In addition to regular Sunday services, the choir sings at the Christmas Eve Service and prepares larger choral works for special “Music Sundays” in the spring.
The Choir is for those who love to sing in a group and enjoy the unique community of a singing organization. It is mainly composed of adults, though interested high school singers are also encouraged to join. No previous choir experience is necessary. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Rehearsals are typically at 9 am on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary – new singers are always welcome! If you are interested in joining the Choir, or want to know about upcoming rehearsal times and locations, please contact our Music Director, Tom, by emailing “firstname.lastname@example.org“.
Instrumentalists and vocalists from the MUUC community give of their musical talents by playing music for worship services. Our service music draws from a wide variety of styles and musical traditions, and we are blessed to have fabulous and generous musicians in our congregation!