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Music at First Unitarian

Music Director, Rachel Derry

Choir Director, Cindy Carey

“If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing.” - African Proverb

Our Choir

Welcome to the music page of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

“If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing.” - African Proverb

Rachel Derry (Music Director) 

Cindy Carey (Choir Director)

Music ministry is an integral part of our worship and caring ministry to each other and to the world.

Our church is committed to a music ministry which is diverse and volunteer-rich. We celebrate the gifts of the community; our volunteer choir, and the many members and friends who make music for us each week. We welcome special guest artists and we feature regular “Music Sundays” throughout the year in two “Music For Its Own Sake” services.

The music life of First Unitarian is not limited to Sunday mornings.  We have monthly music nights, usually on the last Friday of each month where you can come to sing, play, or just hum along; Fall Festival and other musical events.


Our Choir is open to any interested singers from youth and beginners to the wise and experienced. Choir meets every Thursday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and sings in church approximately every other week. We sing a wide variety of music styles, origins, cultures and arrangements. Come out to choir – you’ll be glad you did!

If you are a musician and are interested in sharing your talents with us, please don’t hesitate to let a member of the music committee know.

Music Committee:

Brian Carey (Treasurer)
Cindy Carey (Choir Director)
Rachel Derry (Music Director)
Joanne Dear
Cathy Grise
Susan Gudgeon (Chair)
Betty Repa
Tim Versteeg

Friends of the music committee:  Lyle Franklin, Jeffrey Simmons



Jude Johnson (whose How Can I Keep From Singing is a lovely CD of Unitarian hymns)


UUMN (Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network)


Nick Page (composer, conductor)


Reverend Jason Shelton (composer, conductor)


Jeannie Gagne (vocalist, songwriter, conductor)


Jim Scott (composer, singer)

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The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
170 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton ON  L8P 4K3
Phone: 905-527-8441  Fax: 905-527-6420

General Email: info@firstunitarianhamilton.org