Members of all ages can be an active part of our music ministry! There are 3 ways to participate:
Worship Service Music (all ages)
Our Music Ministry and musicians are an integral part of weekly worship services. Most weekends, someone from the congregation volunteers to sing or play an instrument. More than 40 adults and 30 youth stepped up to present music to the congregation over the course of last year alone. Children, youth, and adults of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to share their gifts. Please contact our Music Director, Tracy Dullea, if you and/or your child are interested in performing during a service or other UUSG event.
Religious Education Music Program (PreK-Grade 5)
This musical component to religious education gives our children the opportunity to learn Unitarian Universalist songs created especially for young people. Each week, before going to classrooms, students will spend 5-10 minutes in the Common Room to learn and sing songs together. Lyrics and melodies will be sent home so young people can sing the songs with their family. Then, twice during the year, the songs will be shared with the congregation during the "For All Ages" segment of the worship service. This program is taught by Sandra Anderson.
Choir (Grade 9-adult)
This year, the choir will perform a total of four times. We are trying a new day and time for rehearsals: 7:00-8:30pm, 2-3 Wednesdays before a performance weekend. Teen youth and adults are welcome to sing for one or all weekends. Sign up here or contact Cynthia Spiegel for questions.
December 2018 - January 2019 Music News
We’ve been unwrapping our musicians’ beautiful gifts this December.
The Holiday Pageant wowed with a wonderful variety of instruments, as well as a poignant Dixie Chicks song by siblings Ellie and David Montgomery. The service was bookended by the extraordinary UUSG Pageant Band with Tracey McFadden, Tracy Dullea, David Hanchette and rockin' pianist Santa (aka Geoff Pynn), who all sent spirits soaring. With Lynn Fisher McCanne at the keyboard, the congregation was accompanied in carols by terrific playing by many of our youth – Jarvis MacPebbles on violin, Salome Fogleman on oboe, Ben Budke on clarinet, Cameron Klein on tuba, Anna Rosenkrans on horn and Erin Rosenkrans on trumpet. Thank you all so much for being a part of the Pageant chaos and fun!
Looking ahead to the holidays, we’ll be treated to music by the UUSG Choir led by Cynthia Spiegel, classical guitarist Paul Sargent, Wendy & Larry Glazier, Sandra Anderson, Sophia Spiegel, Mary Phillips, and Tom Zimmerman.
January will bring us the guitar and cello duo of Paul Moeller and Kerena Moeller, as well as harpist Lillian Lau.
Be a part of the joy of music – there is a place for you in our Music Ministry! Students, amateurs, professionals, adults, and youth. Please contact Music Director Tracy Dullea at firstname.lastname@example.org today!