Musings

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. Thanks as well to the FUSN Music Committee for their help with the event.

Bob MacWilliams, who gives us the gift of his music regularly in our services, is composing a piece for the choir to sing on tour in Germany! It has a gorgeous guitar part, a multilingual text, and a beautiful sentiment: “…may you see all the sisters and brothers of this world live as one family.” We are excited and proud to sing it.

We have several choir members who sing in other ensembles – too many events to mention here, but there are two beautiful concerts coming up, with our stalwart Sanctuary Choir members George Batchelor and Neil MacGaffey singing:

Saturday March 11 at 8:00 p.m., the Back Bay Chorale presents Essential Voices: Da Pacem, with music by J.S. Bach and Arvo Pärt. Buy tickets at www.bbcboston.org.

Sunday March 12 at 3:00 p.m., the Commonwealth Chorale presents the Mozart Requiem along with the “sparkling, virtuosic” Exsultate, jubilate sung by soprano Joanna Mongiardo. Check them out at www.commonwealthchorale.com. -Anne Watson Born