Music Events & Overview
Choir Collaboration with First Parish UU of Arlington – Fauré and DiOrio
During the weekend of November 10 and 11, the Sanctuary Choir will join forces for a collaboration with the First Parish Choir and the Worcester Youth Orchestra. On November 10, 2018 at 4pm, there will be a concert at First Parish UU of Arlington. This special event will feature the world premiere of a commissioned hymn by Dominick DiOrio, Fauré‘s Requiem and excerpts from Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Then on Sunday November 11, the two choirs and the Worcester Youth Orchestra will sing the Requiem during the FUUSN worship service.
Music Sunday: Dec. 9, 2018, 10:15am
The first Music Sunday of the year will be on December 9 and will contemplate immigration and what immigrants have meant to our country. The centerpiece of the worship service will be a presentation of the cantata The Immigrant Experience, by Winchester UU Music Director John Kramer. The Sanctuary Choir and three vocal soloists will sing this work, accompanied by piano, cello, violin and clarinet.
The service will also feature the FUUSN Flute Choir, the FUUSN Band, and our liturgical dance company, CreationDance. The Offering in the service will go to support the families of refugees (asylum seekers) that FUUSN is sponsoring with four other churches and synagogues in Newton and Brookline. The umbrella organization is the Newton-Brookline Asylum Resettlement Committee (NBARC).
FUUSN Musicians Annual Concert
Sunday February 10, 2019, 3:00pm in the FUUSN Sanctuary.
Cookies at intermission! Reception to follow!
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.
Plans for 2018-2019 include: singing the Fauré Requiem at First Parish Church in Arlington, MA and at FUUSN; singing 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 at FUUSN (benefitting the Newton Brookline Asylum Resettlement Committee); hosting a benefit concert for the UU Urban Ministry; and providing music for the annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace.