Welcome to the Ring of Voices website

We are two Unitarian women, Myrna Michell and Louise Rogers, who love to sing, and love to explore music as a spiritual practice.

Active participation is something we encourage and this extract from the UUA (the US Unitarian Universalist Association) website for its music ministry course sums it up nicely:

When singing a hymn or song together, we become participants rather than observers of worship.

Singing gives us an opportunity to make ourselves really and truly present – to “step into the room” and take an active part.

We started online sessions in June 2020, in response to the corona virus pandemic, with an online hymn-singing session, Uni-Sing!. We continue to sing together with about 30+ people attending every Saturday afternoon. As we are on Zoom geography doesn't matter too much - Myrna and Louise live 200 miles apart. We've been happily meeting old and new friends from far and wide, and offer a warm welcome to all newcomers. We have been exploring the rich treasury of our Unitarian hymns - mainly those found in Hymns for Living (the Green Book) and Sing Your Faith (the Purple Book). We also include inspirational readings.

In 2021 we have begun to broaden out what we do to include other songs and learn how music can be enhanced to support worship. These sessions are on Monday evenings (three times a month) and called Voices in the Air. This enables those who cannot attend the Saturday sessions to explore some online Unitarian music-making, and provides more music-making for those who do attend on Saturdays.

Please have a look at what we do (see the menu at the top right-hand corner of the page) and contact us if you would like further information.

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Myrna on the left and Louise on the right -
leading the Saturday Uni-Sing! session on Zoom