Please Join Us:
 
Wednesdays, 7:30-9: the Sanctuary Choir and Friends will meet virtually. We’ll  sing some songs, learn about music (sight singing and music theory), learn more about our vocal instruments, play some music games, learn how to look at a score, listen to music, etc. And we will talk to each other. All are welcome.

Email music@fusn.org for more information

 
Fridays, 6pm: Zoom Vespers: music, readings, and conversation.  A contemplative service on a theme (Prayer, Gratitude, Joy, etc.),  followed by time for conversation. If you are interested in curating one of these events, please email Anne at music@fusn.org. 

 

Email music@fusn.org for information

Online Musical Offerings

  • A fantastic offer from the Berlin Philharmonic, available  through the end of March. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/tickets/products
  • Folk music at Club Passim: https://www.passim.org/stream/
  • Boston Baroque radio: https://baroqueradio.boston
  • Cappella Clausura Cappella Clausura is streaming a special virtual performance of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum from 2/15/20. Watch now here
Every Thursday David M. Glasgow, musician welcomes you to the UUCV Virtual Community for an hour of improvised piano meditations. No need to prepare, and you can come and go on your own time. Just bring your ears and your heart, and let the music help you reclaim your focus on the still point at the center of a spinning world.

Visit http://uucv.org/virtual for the Zoom link and a full schedule of all UUCV Virtual Community events.

 
Zamir Chorale of Boston Listen to Zamir perform the beautiful Lewandowski Psalm 150 Virtual Choir from November 2018 right now here
BSO – Encores: Nightly @8:00 p.m.The Boston Symphony Orchestra and WCRB invite you to the virtual community of concerts performed at Symphony Hall with selections of remarkable BSO performances from the Andris Nelsons era. Enjoy these virtual concerts beginning on March 23 at 8:00 p.m. and continuing each night, Monday through Saturday, for the next four weeks. Tune in to WCRB here.
Rockport Music – Midday Music Series Beginning Tuesday, March 24 around noonRockport Musicwill present its Midday Music Series, posting a new video each Tuesday and Friday around noon of some of their favorite highlights from performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Connect with them here
Yo-Yo Ma – Songs of ComfortClick here to enjoy Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort on Facebook. His first ‘Songs of Comfort’ selection is Dvořák – “Going Home.” Enjoy! 

Music Sunday is March 22. CreationDance will be dancing to a Shaker-inspired choral piece called “More Love.” The choir will sing three songs with texts by Langston Hughes, with influences of  African-American spirituals,  by the Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker, and will reprise a work we commissioned from Carson Cooman in 2010: “A Difficult Miracle.” The Flute Choir will play, as will the incomparable Lois Shapiro. And of course we’ll sing together! It’s a service full of variety, beauty, and joy.

 

The wonderful musicians of the First Unitarian Universalist Society presented a great concert on Sunday, February 9 in the FUUSN Sanctuary. This year’s concert raised $2300 for the UU Urban Ministry. Many thanks to:

Paul Antonucci, Jonathan Axon, George Batchelor, Karen Burns, Joan Caplan, Jim Cook, Michael Costello, Lorenz Glaser, Eric Haas, Ted Hess-Mahan, Brian Hicks, Chip Highfield, Natalie Jensen, Bob MacWilliams, Debra Minard, Eric Moore, Meredith Ritter, Jacki Rohan, Lois Shapiro, Dexter Wadsworth, Geoff Wadsworth, Naomi Wolfe

 

 

 

 

Our esteemed organist and composer: Carson Cooman’s recent premiere

Music Program Overview

In addition to our very active Sanctuary Choir, several FUUSN ensembles have sprung from congregational impetus: the FUUSN Band, CreationDance, and the FUUSN Intergenerational Chamber Orchestra. The music budget includes monies for orchestras to accompany the choir on Music Sundays, and for occasional guest artists, which have included drummers from Mali, professional Baroque trumpet players, and Klezmer musicians.

Rehearsals:

The Family Choir, under the direction of Akela Franklin-Baker, sings in 3-4 services each year and practices several Sundays before those services, from 11:30-noon in the Chapel.

The Sanctuary Choir helps to lead worship on most Sundays; rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9pm.

The FUUSioN Band plays for many Sunday services and rehearses as needed.

 

2018-2019 kept FUUSN musicians busy. We sang the Fauré Requiem at First Parish Church in Arlington, MA and at FUUSN; we performed John Kramer’s Immigrant Experience in Concord as part of a benefit concert for BIJAN (pronounced like “beyond”), the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network, and sang it again at FUUSN (benefitting the Newton Brookline Asylum Resettlement Committee). In February 2019 we hosted a benefit concert for the UU Urban Ministry; and on April 28 we participated in the Communities Without Borders benefit concert.