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 Rosenkrans, 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.
July - August 2017 Music News
Music continues to play a high note this summer. We enjoyed the shining sound of Sandra Anderson-Cordogan, Mary Phillips, and Dean Malambri at the piano, as well as Alexander Cordogan on violin and four-hand piano.
With the Rev. Bob McWilliams as guest in the pulpit, the congregation was treated to several songs carrying his original lyrics. The outstanding musicians were vocalist Cynthia Spiegel, violinist Mary Phillips, and pianist Lynn Fisher McCanne.
Guest artist Angela Salvaggione played wonderful bassoon, recorder and piano, including one of her own keyboard compositions. Cynthia Spiegel shared her exquisite vocal skills, and accompanists were Tracy Rosenkrans on double bass and pianist Geoff Pynn to round out a spectacular quartet.
Ahead will be special music for the celebration of the life of George Hickman by Cynthia Spiegel, Elena Spiegel, Lynn Fisher McCanne, and Dean Malambri. The Montgomery Family Band will show off the talents of Andy, David, Ellie, Jake, Jenny, and Max. And as if that weren't awesome enough, singer-songwriter Kristin McFadden will be back in August. She just graduated this spring from Oberlin with a BA in musical studies and is starting her Masters of Popular Music degree at Goldsmiths, University of London, in September.
There is a place for you in our Music Ministry. Please contact Music Director Tracy Rosenkrans at firstname.lastname@example.org today!