Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.


Music is a very important part of who we are. Our “pop-up” choir continues to delight and fill the chapel with music each Sunday. If you love to sing, please consider joining us for rehearsals weekly at 9:00am-9:45am, prior to our Sunday services. If you are interested in singing with the choir,  please speak with Kristi Martel, our Music Director. You don’t need to be in the choir to sing! … Together we join our voices each Sunday!


Photo by Jess Duckett/Zimi Photography ~~ Kristi Martel, Music Director
Kristi Martel, Music Director

Kristi Martel is a lifelong musician and Unitarian Universalist whose life’s work is to write and perform songs to teach transformation and healing to as many people as possible. Kristi has toured nationally, released 3 studio albums on her independent record label, and received various awards and press for her work, most notably from NPR, ASCAP, and MTV/LOGO.

While touring, audience members regularly said that what Kristi was doing up on that stage was ministry. This was a surprise, but Kristi’s intention to be emotionally present while performing invites others to be emotionally present to their own inner world. This is where our true transformational power lies. Her work focuses on the universal in our human experience and our need for inner and world peace.

Kristi is also a music and yoga teacher, a domestic violence survivor, and a single mom to her super smart and brave daughter, Kat. Kristi has served as Accompanist at First Universalist Church of Woonsocket and Interim Youth Music Director at First Unitarian Church of Providence, and is so thankful to now serve as Bell Street Chapel’s Music Director.