Music at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship

Clairinet MusicIt would be hard to imagine a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service without music. Music is an integral part of our worship culture—whether that music be European classical or African American blues.  Our Fellowship is graced with both a Grand Piano and our wonderful refurbished Pipe Organ.
In addition to making our own music, we often have musicians from the larger community and the Southern Illinois University School of Music play for our Services.  The Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society uses our Fellowship Hall for a Quarterly Concert.

ChoirWater Service choir

Our choir practices weekly on Thursday nights and performs one Sunday per month. Our choir director, welcomes new members. No auditions or formal training required – just a love of singing! You don’t even have to be able to read music!


The Unitarian Folk Orchestra practices on Saturday mornings at 10 AM at the Fellowship and is open to any one who loves to play an instrument. Beginners are welcome!  We try to play at least once a month at area Nursing homes.  Currently, members play guitar, dulcimer, penny whistle, recorder, auto-harp and even a wash tub bass!


The Unitarian Recorder Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Practices Tuesdays at 1:30-3:00 pm at the Fellowship. We have a varied repertoire with an emphasis on renaissance music.  Anyone interested in playing or learning to play the recorder (or who plays any other renaissance instrument) is invited join us.

The Fellowship Dulcimer Society

Practices Sundays at 8:45-10:00 am in Rm. #6 in the RE section of the Fellowship.  We perform for Fellowship services and in regional activities.  Anyone interested in playing or learning to play the mountain dulcimer is invited to join us.

CUF Drumming Circle

We meet the third Saturday of each month at 2:30 p.m. to explore our adventure in sound and vibration.  Bring your own instrument or share ours.