Music

Germany Trip

Your FUSN Musicians are busy filling up suitcases with the absolute essentials needed for 10 days on tour. (Here’s hoping we all remember our music, our concert clothing, and our passports.) Of course the main things we need are: patience, curiosity, focus, and open hearts and minds. We’ll be exploring new cities, meeting people from … Continued

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“A single offense looms above 200 concerted voices like a buzzard in a flea market. There is no escaping personal responsibility. Perhaps that is what makes choral singing so great: the grandest of common endeavors — achieved with the utmost of individual effort. Think about it. Then do something. R” (the conductor Robert Shaw, in … Continued

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It must be somewhere, the original harmony,                                                                                                 … Continued

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Random notes re your music program and some of the wonderful people who make it happen! Thanks to all who came to the 2nd annual FUSN Musicians Concert. I love the mix of classical music with almost every other style of music, and it’s wonderful to see the support our folks have from the congregation. … Continued

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FUSN Musicians Concert, Take 2: your intrepid musicians will again plan to take the stage on Sunday February 19, 1:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Please come out and support these singers and players who have given so much of their time and talent to our worship services. You’ll hear beautiful chamber music played by Lois … Continued

Rescheduled: FUSN Musicians Concert, Feb. 19

The Annual FUSN Musicians Concert, which has been rescheduled due to the blizzard, will now take place on Sunday February 19 at 1:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Admission is FREE (donations toward the FUSN Musicians Germany Tour will be gratefully received). Hear glorious classical music by Debussy, Mozart, Chopin and Bach and rockin’ songs by … Continued

Musings: Join Us for Music Sunday, Mar. 19

“…the spring sun of the arts forms light out of suffering.” These lines are from a poem by Christoph Kuffner, set to music by Ludwig van Beethoven, for his Choral Fantasy, Op. 80. “Reports are numerous regarding the fiasco of the Choral Fantasy, introduced to the world at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien (capacity 1,230) … Continued

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Glaube ohne Grenzen: Faith Without Borders Your FUSN musicians (and some friends from other congregations) will be traveling to Germany in May 2017 to participate in the first European Unitarian Assembly, welcoming Unitarians from all over Europe. I have been asked to be the Music Director for the event and have been communicating with musicians … Continued

FUSN Christmas Pageant: Acting & Singing Opportunities

It is time once again for the FUSN Christmas Pageant, which will be held at the 5:00pm Christmas Eve service. There will be two rehearsals, December 18 at 11:30 and December 24 at 4:00, both in the Sanctuary.  All children in kindergarten through 7th grade are welcome to participate, and younger children may also participate with parental supervision. We … Continued

Musings: Artistic Riches

I think art keeps its newness because it’s at once unforgettable and impossible to remember entirely. Art is too volatile, multiple and evaporative to hold on to. It’s more chemical reaction, one you have to re-create each time, than a substance. Art’s discoveries are also, almost always, counter to ordinary truths. Evolution tells us how … Continued