University Baptist Church has a vibrant music program. All music groups at UBC are open to new members at any time. We welcome you to join the fun! The program year begins in early September and runs through May. Contact Music Director Laura Potratz.
Directed by Jean Lubke, the Carillon and Majors Handbell Choirs rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00 p.m. and perform several pieces one Sunday per month for our worship service. This intergenerational ensemble rings four octaves of Malmark bells and three octaves of chimes performing sacred music, hymn arrangements, and bell arrangements of classical music. The Carillon Choir and Majors Ensemble gave a concert tour in England and Scotland in 2004 and in the Eastern U.S. (Indiana, Ohio, and New York) in 2007, California in 2010 and Nicaragua in 2013. They are planning a concert tour in France and Germany in 2017.
This congregation proudly counts among its instrumentalists people who play autoharp, hammer dulcimer, french horn, trumpet, baritone horn, violin, viola, cello, flute, ukelele, banjo, fiddle, crumhorn, and a number each of guitarists, keyboardists, and recorder players. We love to borrow University of Minnesota music students, and make regular use of the talent of the Wesley Foundation United Methodist campus ministry that meets within our walls. Anyone who would like to contribute music to a worship service is heartily encouraged to contact the Music Director.