Opportunities for involvement in the FUSN Music Program include membership in various groups, all of which are open to everyone regardless of experience.
The Sanctuary Choir sings in the morning service most Sundays; they rehearse on Wednesday nights, 7:30-9pm in the Chapel. The Choir is open to all singers regardless of experience.
Family Choir and FIGCO
Parents and children sing together in the Family Choir, which rehearses from 11:30am-12noon on designated Sundays; they sing 5-6 times in worship during the year. All ages work together in FIGCO (FUSN’s Intergenerational Chamber Orchestra); rehearsals are 11:45am-1pm on designated Sundays.
The FUSN Band welcomes any and all pop/rock/folk players, on banjo, mando, guitar, sax, flute, keyboards, drums, bass, etc. They rehearse as needed. And sometimes they wing it.
JourneySongs is a hospice choir founded at FUSN; they rehearse twice a month on Sunday afternoons. www.journeysongs.org
Since 2005, FUSN has its own sacred dance company in residence, CreationDance, which creates meaningful dances contributing to several services, community celebrations, and performances throughout the year. CreationDance is a graceful ambassador of FUSN by bringing people to the FUSN services, and by dancing in a few other churches and venues in New England and in France as well. They rehearse on Saturday afternoons. https://www.facebook.com/CreationDanceCompany/
Evening Song at FUSN, on the first Sunday of each month, is designed specifically for the diversity of spirit and thoughtful meditation that is First Unitarian Society in Newton, with music and poetry chosen especially to fit FUSN’s monthly theme. FUSN’s Evening Song is just half an hour—a way to set aside the noise and stress of daily life; to spend some time in stillness and mystery. The music is performed by Vermilion: Amy LeClair, alto and director; Courtney Elf Rowe, soprano; Ethan Rowe, tenor; and Julian Cole, bass. The poetry is chosen by FUSN’s own Catherine Morocco, Alice Wood, Carol Siemering, and Elli Crocker. Contact Amy LeClair with any questions! https://www.facebook.com/VermilionSingsVespers/
Develop a new skill set by joining the chimers who play the Tower Bells before and after each Sunday service.
The Gospel Choir, Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir are ad hoc groups that meet as needed. For more information about participating in all aspects of the Music program please contact: Anne Watson-Born, Director of Music Ministry, at 617 527-3203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.