Our Music

Leicester Unitarians

Music at the Heart of The Great Meeting Chapel

Music has always been important to the ministry and congregation at Great Meeting and musical contributions to our services are actively encouraged. In addition to the regular playing of our organist, Robin Lister, over the past year we have had piano, flute, and vocal performances from members of our congregation. We have performances from excellent local choirs and were pleased to be the chosen venue for the Dementia Friendly Carol Concert in 2022 and 2023.

The Great Meeting Singers

We also have an informal group, The Great Meeting Singers, who meet occasionally to sing at services on special Sundays. We recently performed Mozart’s Ave Verum for Remembrance Sunday.

Social evenings and concerts

In addition, we are always keen to present social evenings and concerts and these have included supper cabarets, 1940s singing and even a comedy performance by Annie and Fannie, Cinderella’s ugly sisters!

Our musical facilitator, David Kent, is also a composer and song writer. Together with Rev Sarah Tinker he recently won the Vincent Silliman prize in the US for their worship song The Light of the Spirit. David’s work, including his songs, musicals and chalice meditations can be explored on his website here.

David also has a new song, Field of Stars, with words and illustration by Lyanne Mitchell.