Under the direction of Sadie Sonntag the choir provides music for Sunday services at least two services a month from September through June. This year the choir will take the month of July off and return to the 2nd and 4th Sunday schedule in August. Check back here for upcoming choir performances.
Choir Sings Bach
Sunday, June 25, the choir will perform a Bach hymn. What we'll sing is actually in two places in our hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition, pages 22 and 41. We will sing them as one piece. Our featured soloist will be Sally Jones.
The music was written by Nikolaus Herman (1480-1561) and J S Bach (1685-1750) took the tune and enhanced it with harmony in a manner only he could. The words to the first 3 stanzas were written by Unitarian Universalist Nancy C Dorian (1936-present), but the words to the last 2 verses originated with English poet George Gascoigne (1540-1577) and were adapted to be sung.
June 25 will be the last choir performance of the summer as our director (and we) take a small break during the summer months. We'll be back, singing to you again in the Fall.
If you’re interested in singing with us, rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, and all fun-loving people who want to sing are welcome! To learn more about the choir, talk to a choir member during Coffee Hour after any Sunday service or contact Sadie here. Come to a rehearsal Thursday evening during the season, and we’ll all make music together.