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.
August - september 2018 Music News
Music has enhanced summer’s wonderfully eclectic services, showing off the improvisational prowess of Angela Salvaggione at the keyboard; the soaring vocals of Cynthia Spiegel plus her four-hand piano playing with Tom Zimmerman in terrific Gershwin pieces; and the interactive, all-music Taize service in which Cynthia deftly led the congregation in song, accompanied beautifully by Ruth Cavanaugh on flute, Mary Christensen Phillips on violin, Tracy Dullea on double bass, Tom at the piano and Dave Hanchette on drums, with help from vocalist Kelly Herz.
Calvin Hruby was wonderful at the piano, and also sharing their lovely gifts at the keyboard were Lynn Fisher McCanne and Sandra Anderson-Cordogan.
Looking ahead, we’ll be treated to the UUSG House Band with Geoff Pynn, Tracey McFadden, Tracy Dullea and Andy Montgomery kicking off the new church year in rousing musical style, as well as the keyboard talents of Geoff, Tom and Sandra. Don't forget to sign up for Open Mic at the Annual Picnic on 9/9. We'd love to have you read a poem, tell a joke, sing a song, or play for our loving, accepting community!
Be a part of the joy of music – there is a place for you in our Music Ministry! Students, amateurs, professionals, adults & youth. Please contact Music Director Tracy Dullea at firstname.lastname@example.org today!