USNH Choir

The USNH Choir, 40+ members strong, is an inclusive non-auditioned group that is open to all interested adult singers – all you need is a willingness to attend rehearsal and a love of music!  Under the direction of Jeff Douma and Erika Schroth, Co-Directors of Music at USNH, the Choir sings a wide variety of music from world folk  and contemporary choral music to favorites of the classic choral repertoire. We’ve sung major works by Bach, Vivaldi, Copland, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Carol Barnett, Paul Winter, and many others. Recent repertoire has ranged from Woody Guthrie to traditional South African choral music to the music of contemporary choral composers such as Stephen Paulus and Jake Runestad.

We sing almost every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service from September through June.  We meet to rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.(usually twice a month), with a warm-up rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  If you would like to give the choir a try, please e-mail Jeff and Erika at music@usnh.org.

Youth Choir

Jeff and Erika also lead our Youth Choir, open to all young people from first grade through middle school, in a music-friendly and fun environment.

The Youth Choir sings on selected Sundays and rehearsals generally take place immediately after the 10:30 Sunday worship service needed. Please write music@usnh.org for if your would like to learn more.

Special Musical Events

The Haven String Quartet, classical string quartet in residence, holds performances at USNH two to three times a year, and plays at several Sunday services.

We invite local musicians to perform concerts in our “Sundays at Four” Concert Series.

USNH is the home base for the Connecticut Women’s Chorus, “Another Octave,” which often sings in our services on special occasions.

Once a year or so we are visited by a local steel drum band that adds a joyful, fresh flavor to our service.

Take a look at our Calendar page to get the latest on upcoming performances and other special musical events!