1005232_547303351983981_1703651532_nMusic in Our Fellowship

Music is an integral part of our worship.  As a universal language, music has the power to touch each person deeply and to unite us all in joy or sorrow.

The musical life of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse is rich and varied.  Classical works, jazz, folk, and world music can be heard here.  Musical selections are chosen to integrate thematically with the services.

We have a music director and a small, spirited choir.  In the fall of 2008 the fellowship purchased a new Yamaha U1 piano to enhance our music.


Choir in Blue Stoles

Our choir provides musical inspiration at two services each month.

The Choir

If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing.
Zimbabwean Proverb

Our choir is a group of people who enjoy making music together.  Twice-a-month evening rehearsals are an energetic mix of singing and having fun.  This group sings at our service two Sundays each month, September through May.

Our choir always welcomes new voices. We don’t require auditions, but if you can sing and are willing to attend rehearsals, we’d love to have you join us. For more information, contact Mark Tollefsen at music@uulacrosse.org or 608-796-9993.

Our evening rehearsals are the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 8:45 p.m.  On the Sundays we sing, our rehearsals begin at 8:45 a.m.

Music Director

Mark Tollefsen joins us from Kentucky State University, where he was Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Theory.  He holds a Doctorate in Music from University of Cincinnati in Piano, and teaches at Viterbo University full time.

Music Committee

As advocates for music in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, the music committee is committed to enhancing worship and fellowship through the experience of music listening, participation and performance.

Top Ten+ Hymns (2010)

  • #131 Love Will Guide Us
  • #1014 Standing on the Side of Love
  • #123 Spirit of Life
  • #311 Let it Be a Dance We Do
  • #16 ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple
  • Go Lifted Up
  • #149 Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • #1064 Blue Boat Home
  • #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are
  • #38 Morning Has Broken
  • #361 Enter, Rejoice and Come In
  • #100 I’ve Got Peace Like a River
  • #1021 Lean on Me