“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
– Henry van Dyke
Wholeness, our Soul Matters theme this month, is a potent topic in the world of music-making. Consider a choir – take a single person and ask them to sing our lovely arrangement of “How Can I Keep From Singing?” that we sang this past month, and it’d be dull at best. After all, in the words of the reflection presented by the choir this Music Sunday, “Individually, we’re not much, but together, the sound we make is bordering on magnificent.”
When we make music together, we are extraordinarily in touch with the reality that we are all connected and part of a greater whole. We notice when someone is absent; it effects us all.
So, thank you for being part of that whole, singers! I’m writing not just to the choir, but everyone who lifts their voices on Sunday mornings. Our songs would not be the same without you.
Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Music Sunday a great success. Most especially our DRE Katie Camire and all our MUUC Choir Participants:
Sopranos – Karen G., Randall G., Beth H., Jennie W.
Altos – Martha B., Joan C., Mary H., Cory M., Rebecca M.
Tenors – Josh S., Sandy T.
Basses – Jeff M., John P., Jim T.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Morning Song, Sunday, April 7, 9:45 am, Orange Classroom downstairs
At Morning Song, we sink into a few short, meditative songs with a few minutes of silence in between. Some of the songs will be unaccompanied, and some will be accompanied by cello. To participate, you are absolutely not required to sing, but all voices are welcome.
Most Sundays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am: Adult Choir Rehearsal, in the Sanctuary
No rehearsals on “Morning Song” Sundays (see below, and a few other rare Sundays). Extra rehearsals for Christmas, Music Sunday, & etc.
Adult Choir is intended to be a welcoming group that includes people of many different musical experiences. And, unlike singing in a community choir outside of church, the songs we sing have a very intentional and vital role in morning worship. If you’ve ever been curious, just come try it out! Or talk to Tara or a choir member.
First Sunday of Each Month, “Morning Song”, in Sanctuary
On the first Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted) members and friends of the Congregation meets for 30-minutes of singing meditation beginning at 9:30 am (or sometimes at 9:45 am) in the Sanctuary (or sometimes in the Orange Classroom downstairs.) We will immerse ourselves in a few short, meditative songs with minutes of silence in between. Some of the songs will be familiar, some will be new. Some of the songs will be unaccompanied, and some will be accompanied by cello. To participate, you are absolutely not required to sing, but all voices are welcome – middle school age and older.
(Information is posted on the CALENDAR page)
Occasionally a Children’s Choir is formed for special occasions. Please check our Calendar or speak with Tara ([email protected]) with any questions regarding assisting the Children’s Choir or your children joining the choir. When scheduled, rehearsals are 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm in the Sanctuary. Please check the calendar page.