My colleague from First Parish in Concord, Elizabeth Norton, wrote this recently: “I…write with the conviction that the music ministry to which I have been called opens a path to move through these difficult times in solidarity with those who are most vulnerable. Music provides a medium to break our silence, to express our hopes, … Continued


Summer travel brings with it time to consider one’s work. The root of the word worship, weorþscipe, is worthiness – to give worth to something. Below are some somewhat random thoughts about worship. Rick and I went to the 10:00 am Mass Grégorienne at Nôtre Dame in Paris this past July. We sang responses, psalms, … Continued


I’m writing this from a hotel in Strasbourg – getting in a little travel before I return to the States. The FUSN Musicians tour concluded yesterday with the closing worship service at the Europäischer Unitariertag – European Unitarians Together assembly. The assembly was organized by many, but Karsten Urban carried the brunt of it and … Continued

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


“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


It must be somewhere, the original harmony,                                                                                                 … Continued


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


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