Music has always been an important part of the worship experience at University Temple. We work hard to include different types of music in the worship service every Sunday. From big brass to mellow strings, gospel spirituals to traditional classic hymns, music at the Temple is sure to touch everyone. Every member of our musical family has contributed to the mission of bringing joy to our congregation week after week.
Our Music Director and Organist, David di Fiore, has given our congregation the gift of his musical talents for more than 40 years. He conducts our Chancel Choir which provides us with uplifting and powerful music. The Chancel Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and they invite anyone interested to come and take part.
The Handbell Choir at University Temple brings musicians together to create a beautiful symphony of sounds. They ring 5 octaves of White Chapel bells – the only set quite like them in the Puget Sound area. Our Handbell Choir rehearses on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and typically plays in worship once a month. We welcome new bell ringers of any level who want to find creative musical ways to be in fellowship with God and each other. There are many opportunities for small ensembles of bell ringers or solo handbell ringers to participate in worship at University Temple as well.
David di Fiore plays in the Dom St. Nicolaus in Trnava for the Organ Days Festival in 2008
Our Music Director/Organist David di Fiore serves both our family at University Temple and the Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic. He has an international reputation as an organist, playing concerts in major centers of the United States, and in France, Italy, Austria, the Slovak and Czech Republics, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Mexico. At the University in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic, he teaches organ interpretation, improvisation and liturgical organ playing.
“Please come and worship with us and may the beauty of the sanctuary, the wonderful preaching and the uplifting music move you into the holy presence of God.” -David di Fiore