Musical Musings

Anne Watson Born, a woman with long gray hair wearing glasses, a black formal shirt and black jacket.Our FUUSN musicians are joyfully returning to rehearsals, and we’d love to have you with us! We will kick off the new year with a potluck at FUUSN on Wednesday, September 6. Come to connect with friends – and if you want to do some singing, stay for rehearsal after – we will
happily find you a seat, some music, and a choir buddy. All are welcome!

Throughout the year, we will sing together. We affirm our beliefs by singing hymns during the services; we come together in sometimes-raucous community during Instant Choir (the first IC will be on Sept. 24), and we’ll share our favorite songs in pre-service Hymn Sings (the first Hymn Sing will be in October).

As always, our worship services will be enlivened by music, presented by the Sunday Morning Family Choir, the Sanctuary Choir, our Band, our congregational soloists and songwriters, and by CreationDance. Please know that you are welcome to join us – for a few weeks or for the year – as a singer, an instrumentalist, a dancer, or maybe the ever-important tech geek.

Here are some ways to make music at FUSN:

Sanctuary Choir – open to all, no experience necessary. We rehearse on Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm in the Parish Hall, and Sundays 9-10am in the Sanctuary. We help to lead worship almost every Sunday.

The BAND, a fearless group willing to play pretty much anything at any time. They play in our services throughout the year and generally rehearse on the Sunday mornings they’re playing, at 8.30am. The Band puts together a rocking show for the Annual FUUSN Musicians Concert in February and also creates the Folk Music Sunday in April.

The FUUSN Family Choir is made up of children and their families, singing and having fun together. The Family Choir will meet on some Sundays at 9:45am to learn a song which they will sing in that morning’s service. Easy-peasy!

Music Sunday Choir – open to all, sings twice a year (Nov.12, 2023 and March 17, 2024). We rehearse the Music Sunday music from 7:30-8 or 8:30pm on Wednesdays.

Other ensembles – chamber music groups, low- and high-voice choirs, Flute Choir, etc. If you play an instrument or want to sing a solo, or have a song you’ve written, don’t be shy – we can find a place for you.

CreationDance adds beautiful movement to our services. For information, email Helena Froelich.

For more information, see our Music Programs page. Questions? Email me at

-Anne Watson Born