MUSIC & ARTS
Did you know there are many opportunities here at First Unitarian to showcase your love of playing an instrument or singing? You’re most welcome to join us!
MUSIC & ARTS
This fall we welcome Pablo Willey-Bustos as our new Music Director!
First Unitarian Choir
Our beloved First Unitarian Choir meets outdoors (weather permitting) or online every other Wednesday night from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. We’ll work on singing technique, musicianship skills, and work on diverse repertoire of sacred and secular songs from all eras and genres. Singers of all genders and voice parts who are in high school or older are welcome to join—no audition necessary!
Which musical ensemble combines artistry with athletics, expression with ergonomics, musicianship with muscle (our lightest bell weighs only 2 oz., and our heaviest bell weighs 7 lbs., 2 oz.), and technique with teamwork? Bell Choir! No ringing experience is necessary – the fundamentals of bell ringing will be taught during our weekly rehearsals. A strong sense of rhythm as well as music reading skills in either treble or bass clef are required.
Ukulele for Beginners
Have you been longing to tiptoe through the tulips? Are your thoughts currently somewhere over the rainbow? We are offering a free Ukulele for Beginners course! The uke has risen in popularity lately and is being played by everyone from Hawaiians to hipsters. No instrumental experience or music reading ability is needed to participate. We’ll learn chords, strum patterns, and how to pluck out a melody; you’ll be making music in no time!
First Unitarian Ukulele Orchestra
Inspired by the legendary ukulele orchestras of the world, this fun-loving ensemble plays music in multiple parts and in a wide range of styles. Past selections include the Beatles, Bach, Bossa nova, Celtic, klezmer, and UU hymns. This group is open to advanced beginners, such as those who have taken our Ukulele for Beginners course or are otherwise comfortable playing chords and reading TAB notation. Baritone Uke and bass Uke players are also welcome!
Café Veritas Concerts
Our concerts include a local opening act followed by a full concert by a nationally known singer/songwriter from the folk/blues/acoustic tradition. We believe: The singer/songwriter genre is a musical and poetic manifestation of the examined life.
Concert schedule and ticket information can be found at www.cafeveritas.org
Email Linda Hazel or Terry Shulman with questions.
Williams Gallery Art Committee
The Williams Gallery Art Committee provides opportunities for our congregation and the community to enjoy art by arranging for rotating exhibits in the David Rhys Williams Gallery.
Email Irene Burnet with questions.
Our drama group welcomes people who are interested in becoming part of the community of performers, artists and organizers who put on our productions. We need people who perform, design & build sets, design & construct costumes, gather and organize props, create and print programs, do publicity, refreshments, tickets, etc.
For other updates and information, visit the FirstLight Players Facebook page.
If you play an instrument at an advanced level and are interested in offering special music during services, we’d love to hear from you! We’re hoping to have a diverse offering of solos and small ensembles in our worship this year.
Email our church office or call 585-271-9070
Our AV Team is looking for tech-minded volunteers to assist our professional AV Technician in running sound, lighting, video, and projection during our services. Training will be provided. The time commitment would be one service a weekend, once or twice a month. Many hands make light work!
Email Emily if interested.