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.
June - JUly 2019 Music News
Moving Up Sunday showed off some of the amazing musical talents among our youth and adults, including the Vandre clan featuring mom Meredith, Emma and Will. Also wowing were vocalist Ellie Montgomery and percussionist Will Sapet. The program closed with the traditional return of “The Circle Game,” sung beautifully by Emmy Plass, and deftly accompanied on guitar by Tracey McFadden.
Giving spirits a soaring boost were the anthemic harmonies of FUUsion, the gifted vocal group featuring Trish Beckjord, Pam Birch, Lynn Fisher McCanne, Kelly Herz, Susan O’Neill, Rhonda Robinson, Meredith Vandre and Pat Vary, accompanied by pianist Sandra Anderson. Lynn also took her turn at the piano for the service.
We enjoyed the improvisational skills of Angela Salvaggione on piano, as well as the keyboard artistry of Sandra, who played perfectly themed summery selections for a rare Swedish Days service during the city festival.
Looking ahead, we’ll be treated to special music from Cynthia Spiegel, Irene Frederick and Tracey McFadden.
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.