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-Cordogan.
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.
June - July 2018 Music News
In an emotional last month preparing for Lindsay’s retirement from the pulpit, music played straight to the heart.
The Moving Up service highlighted the talents of young musicians, with charming piano selections by Leo Liang and Alex Cordogan, capped by the lovely voice of Meredith Vandre singing “The Circle Game.”
Lindsay’s last Sunday brought us a full day of glorious music beginning at the morning service with the UUSG ByeBye band featuring Tracy Dullea, Tracey McFadden, Jim Miles, Andy Montgomery and Geoff Pynn. Cynthia and Tracy collaborated on a soaring rendition of “Don’t Cry for Me, Old Geneva” from the “Evita” score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Kelly Herz soloed with moving autobiographical lyrics by Lindsay herself. Sadness, celebration, joy, regret, hopefulness – it all had a part in our goodbye musical tributes to Lindsay.
The afternoon celebration planned for Lindsay brought a wealth of musical tributes from a shining lineup that included vocalist Cynthia Spiegel accompanied by pianist Tom Zimmerman; Andy Montgomery and daughter Ellie; a family trio by Kelly Herz, Julie Riffle and Thom Thomas; the harmonies of the women of FUUsion; the UUSG Choir, led by Cynthia, and more great tunes from the UUSG House Band featuring Jessica Littlefield.
Looking ahead, we’ll be treated to the music of the incomparable Montgomery family and the returning keyboard artistry of Lynn Fisher McCanne, Sandra Anderson-Cordogan and Dean Malambri.
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!