Mystic Area Ecumenical Music Festival April 2019

About our Music Programs:


At Union Baptist Church there are three choirs. New members are always welcome! There are two vocal choirs and one handbell choir. We encourage those willing to share their musical talents as “special music” during our weekly services as well.

About our Choirs:

The Chancel Choir is made up of adults and youth grades 6-12. The choir sings weekly during the school year. We sing music from a wide range of styles. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. New members are always welcome!

About our Handbells...Union Baptist Church is fortunate to have four octaves of Whitechapel handbells, made at the Whitechapel Foundry in London, England. We also have three octaves of Malmark handchimes to compliment the handbells.

The Concert Bell Choir is an Intermediate level choir. Members of this choir need to be able to read music. Previous bell experience is not necessary. Members of the Concert Bell Choir often attend handbell workshops. The Concert Bell Choir plays for Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, as well as other times during the year. On occasion we play at nursing homes, and at other local venues. The Concert Bell Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

UBC Bell Ensembles: Periodically small groups of Intermediate or advanced ringers prepare bell ensemble music to share in worship services.  Bell ensemble ringing is very challenging. The small groups of ringers play music that requires as many as 3 or 4 octaves of bells!

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US! If you have questions about our Music Program please contact our Music Director, Janice Brewer, by calling the church office at 860-536-9659 or via email at  To find out more about our Music Director Janice Brewer, or our Organist, Dr. John Dreslin, go to our Staff Page.







Music Rehearsal Schedule

Concert Choir

Thursdays 7:30p-9:00p


Concert Bells

Thursdays 5:45p-7:15p

Worship Hours:

10:30 a.m. Sundays

Summer Hours:

9:30 a.m. Sundays Father's Day through Labor Day