At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, music is more than an art form or a source of entertainment. It's a ministry of its own. Our musicians are proud to be able to provide music, and musical opportunities that reflect our church's values for our worship services. We also minister directly to our members and to the community at large with concerts, music training classes, open mic events, and other experiences. No matter your musical abilities, we are confident there's a place for you in our music program.
The UU Studio City Choir
Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 7 - 9pm in the Sanctuary
Our church choir rehearses on weekday evenings and provides music for worship services on 3 to 5 Sundays per month. We are a choir of mixed voices and sing most of our music in four-part harmony, featuring various genres from pop to classical. We also prepare concerts of our own to share with our community. We are always accepting new members. For more information, or to get involved, click here.
UU2 is our two-piece worship band, featuring the talents of Gene Herd on drums, and Nick Pierone on keys, bass, and voice. Catch one of our unforgettable improvisations, arresting closing songs, or heart pumping choral collaborations during worship!
Jazzanova - Music Mends Minds
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm in the Sanctuary
Jazzanova brings together volunteer jazz musicians to have fun playing music and to create a healing environment for persons dealing with memory loss and other mental conditions. Drop-in listeners and performers are always welcome.
ORIM - Our Religion is Music
Saturdays at 2pm in the Sanctuary
"ORIM" is a community choir affiliated with our church. ORIM rehearses at the church every Saturday at 2pm and presents two or three concerts per year. The Director is Anthony Concepcion.
The Music Committee
The Music Committee assists our Music and Technology Directory in his role of presenting beautiful music during the weekly Sunday church services. They also are involved with the planning and presentation of a variety of church events for fun, fundraising, or a combination of both. The Music Committee meets monthly to discuss upcoming and past musical events.
Over several years, UUCSC member and previous music director, Dr. Nancy Holland conducted the choir with orchestra in performing a variety of major masterworks, including:
2019: Alzheimer's Stories, by Robert Cohen, and Missa Festive, by John Leavitt, accompanied by a 14-piece professional instrumental ensemble
2018: Songs Beyond Imagination, by Dan Cragan, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Holland; performed by UUCSC Choir and Chamber Ensemble
2017: A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn
2016: Gloria by John Rutter and Simphonie Sacrae by Daniel Pinkham
2015: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2014: Mass in G by Franz Schubert
2013: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
John Bergquist, Director of Music and Technology
Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education
Master of Music in Choral Conducting