(L-R)   Jennifer Friedman, Soprano; Martha Hudson, Alto; Ken Romeo, Tenor; Bradford Austin, Baritone

(L-R) Jennifer Friedman, Soprano; Martha Hudson, Alto; Ken Romeo, Tenor; Bradford Austin, Baritone

Music at Union Chapel

Union Chapel has been blessed with a fine music program throughout its nearly 150 year history.  Many distinguished Organist / Music Directors have served the congregation, including S. Lewis Elmer, Harold Heeremans, Gary Zwicky, Garrett Brown, David Rhoderick, and currently William Peek.  For over a century, worship services have featured congregational singing and vocal selections offered by a professional vocal quartet.  Music at the services is drawn from a wide variety of sources.  Anthems in recent years have ranged from works of Bach, Mozart, and Schütz to African American Spirituals, gospel, and jazz. The 10:00 am services are preceded by 20 minutes of organ preludes. 


  William D. Peek, Jr., Organist and Director of Music

William D. Peek, Jr., Organist and Director of Music

 

William D. Peek Jr. has been Music Director and Organist at Union Chapel since 2013.  Mr. Peek served the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights, New York for 28 years.  He was also on the music faculties of the Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York, the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, and the Newark Boys Chorus School in New Jersey. 

The Union Chapel Festival Chorus, made up of singers from the congregation, offers music at a service each August.  This choir rehearses in late July and early August, and we welcome interested singers to join us.  For more information about this chorus, please contact William Peek.