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News from Our Music Director

On That Note – December 2016

December 1, 2016
Our music ministry is having a very busy year. Here are some upcoming highlights: On Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 PM, our concert series Music In Montclair returns, with the “Powerhouse Pianists” Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen. They will be...
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On That Note – November 2016

November 1, 2016
You may have noticed in recent weeks that occasionally a member of the congregation or I have been working on a laptop or tablet computer during the service. What we are doing is NOT liveblogging the sermon or posting pictures...
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On That Note – May 2016

May 1, 2016
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play Life is a cabaret, old chum Come to the cabaret Put down the knitting, the book and the broom It’s time for a holiday Life is a...
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On That Note – April 2016

April 1, 2016
“In everything you do (…), keep in mind the miracle of the Chinese bamboo tree. After the seed for this amazing tree is planted, you see nothing, absolutely nothing, for four years except for a tiny shoot coming out of...
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On That Note – March 2016

March 1, 2016
“Singing is to laughing what running is to walking.” I heard this statement several years ago from a well-known author and speaker in the self-development field. Read that again: “Singing is to laughing what running is to walking.” We all...
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On That Note – February 2016

February 1, 2016
Last spring, three musicians from the congregation (Brian Crooks, Scott Moore, and Randy Crafton) approached me with an idea. They wanted me to join them in starting a band that would provide music for certain UUCM events and Sunday morning...
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On That Note – November 2015

November 1, 2015
“In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.”  –Robert Schumann After the successful launch of our Hymn Sings, I realized that we now have three monthly music programs taking...
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From That Note… – September 2015

September 1, 2015
“You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is”. –Rebecca West You probably heard that Judie Rinearson, who has fearlessly chaired the Music Committee for several years, is moving to London for twelve months or...
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