Unity Temple Oak Park

Music Ensembles

The Unity Temple Choir

This 50-member, non-auditioned ensemble performs for services twice a month from September through June. The Unity Temple choir sings music in a wide range of musical styles and a variety of languages. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Unity House.  New members with choral singing experience are welcome. For further information please contact Music Director Marty Swisher mswisher@unitytemple.org.

The Unity Temple Singers

This auditioned, a cappella ensemble draws its membership from the dedicated members of the Unity Temple Choir. Singing once a month for services, the Unity Temple Singers perform songs ranging from renaissance motets to vocal jazz. Experienced choral singers present challenging repertoire creating a close-knit sound. For further information please contact Music Director Marty Swisher mswisher@unitytemple.org.

Chalice Singers

Children in kindergarten through 4th grade gather between Sunday services for six weeks in January and February to prepare a presentation for services one Sunday in February each year. This theatrical/choral experience integrates singing, dancing, and acting and is a popular highlight of our annual music program.  Registration begins the first week of January of each year. For further information please contact Music Director Marty Swisher mswisher@unitytemple.org.

The Unity Temple Bells

This ensemble welcomes friends and members of all ages, rehearsing once a week for 6-8 weeks for presentations at three Sunday services a season. The ensemble encourages inter-generational musical collaboration. Performers may or may not read music or have previous musical experience. For further information please contact UTBells@unitytemple.org.

Unity Temple Players

The UT Players are instrumental and vocal musicians from the congregation who express liturgical themes through popular music for UT worship and other occasions. They began performing together in 1996. The ensemble’s current core comprises Audrey Gullotto, Doug Cole, Ray Holdsworth, Jim Parks and Larry Pilon. For further information please contact Music Director Marty Swisher mswisher@unitytemple.org.

Women Inspired by Song Ensemble

Women Inspired by Song Ensemble (WISE) is a unique opportunity for women of all ages in our congregation to sing for a Fall, Winter, and Spring Sunday service. WISE welcomes ALL women who like to sing, and who are looking for a less traditional ensemble experiences, as well as those who can’t participate in choir on a regular basis. You don’t need to know how to read music. Singers rehearse during three sessions before or after services. Just bring your beautiful self and voice so that we can create inspiring music singing songs that resonate with women of all ages. For further information please contact WISE@unitytemple.org.