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.
April - May 2019 Music News
Adding a lilt to spring have been wonderful musicians. A guest-in-the-pulpit, the Rev. Linda Slabon, provided beautiful vocals and performed in a soul-stirring duet of crystal singing bowls with guest pianist and percussionist Toni Tollerud.
Jessica Littlefield shared her lovely voice in song, and pianist Tom Zimmerman showed off his versatility on guitar and vocals.
Playing diverse strings and saxophone, the multi-instrumentalists in the UUSG House Band raised the roof in song on Celebration Sunday, featuring Tracey McFadden, Andy Montgomery, Geoff Pynn and Tracy Dullea.
The somber Tenebrae service was accompanied by Geoff on piano. Easter Sunday turned joyful with Calvin Hruby, a young performer who shone at the piano, and skilled keyboardist Sandra Anderson.
Looking ahead, we’ll be treated to the UUSG Choir led by Cynthia Spiegel, harpist Lillian Lau, and one of our many talented youth–Ben Budke– accompanied by Tracy Dullea and Angela Salvaggione. Sharing their talents at the keyboard will be Lynn Fisher McCanne, Geoff and Sandra.
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.