Marietta Ukulele Choir
Beginner’s Class starts Tuesday, Jan. 15th.
Anyone 4th grade to infinity is invited to sign up for beginner classes! This includes new members and those members that wish to work on beginner skills. We start on Jan. 15, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Only thing required is a ukulele! Hope to see a lot of new members there! – Steve Brown, director.
To register for Beginner’s Class, click here.
Ukulele Choir rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 5th.
Adults and children 4th grade or higher are invited to participate. If you have not played the ukulele before, please attend a Beginner’s Class before attending rehearsals. Vocalists and percussionists are also welcome. For more information contact the church office.
There are no performance dates scheduled at this time. Follow the Marietta Ukulele Choir Facebook Page for choir news.
Marietta Ukulele Choir performs for community, church, and facility events upon request. To inquire about a performance date, contact the Marietta Ukulele Choir director, Steve Brown, through the church office.
Ukulele Choir members need to purchase a Hawaiian shirt and choir t-shirt for performance wear.
Why a ukulele choir?
Christ Church sponsors Marietta Ukulele Choir as a platform for community connection, to provide a place where the joy of music brings people together.
The choir is intended as an instructional experience, open to anyone regardless of musical skill. People often wish for musical “talent” but do not think they have the skill necessary. The ukulele is the perfect beginner’s instrument with its four strings. Within 30 minutes most people can learn three chords and play a simple song.
The ukulele was developed in the 1880s by Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii. King Kalakaua highlighted the instrument in Hawaiian royal performances and from there the instrument became a symbol of Hawaiian culture. The word “ukulele” roughly translates as “jumping flea”, possibly referring to the movement of a player’s fingers. Today, the ukulele makes music attainable for all ages.