Music is a vibrant and dynamic element of ERUUF. To many, singing or playing an instrument is an essential and fulfilling way of expressing ideas, emotions, and spirituality. Members and friends of ERUUF have many diverse opportunities for participating in music during services and during special events.

The musical groups include an adult choir, a Beloved Community call and response choir, two youth choirs, several small singing ensembles, a folk music ensemble and two drumming groups. See Musical Groups.

Opportunities for solo performances, such as in Café ERUUF, exist as well.

UU ChoirFest 2024 - Apr 26-28, 2024

April 26-28, 2024

at Eno River UU Fellowship
Durham, NC

Featuring Francisco Ruiz, Guest Clinician!

Read more: UU ChoirFest 2024 - Apr 26-28, 2024

Contact Person: Wendy Looker
Staff Partner: Wendy Looker, Music Director

Who do I contact for the different music groups?

  • Sunshine Kids: Kristi Chilton
  • Chalice Singers: Pam DiLavore
  • Beloved Community Chorus: Wendy Looker
  • Eno River Singers: Wendy Looker
  • River Folk: Kristi Chilton
  • Music Team Chair: Pam DiLavore

For all other inquiries, contact Wendy Looker, Music Director,

Do I need to audition to be in the choir?

No. All are welcome to join the Beloved Community Chorus or the Eno River Singers. No audition is required. Each choir is under the direction of Dr. Wendy Looker ().

Is there a children's choir?

Yes! The Chalice Singers (grade 4-8) and the Sunshine Kids (grade K-3) rehearse immediately following the service on Sunday mornings. The youth choirs are directed by Pam DiLavore and Kristi Chilton.

What is Cafe ERUUF?

ERUUFians and friends share an evening of music, poetry, and sometimes even a little dancing at our "open-mic night" known affectionately as Café ERUUF. These are held quarterly on Saturday nights in Fellowship Hall. Potluck dessert and coffee.

TIME: 7 - 9:30 pm. Dates TBA. Contact Pam DiLavore