Category Archives: On That Note…

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

On That Note… – May 2015

May 1, 2015
“I suppose there are people to whom music doesn’t matter, but I’ve never met them.”  –Salman Rushdie This past February, we hosted our second annual Interfaith Choir Festival. On a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, the adult choir of Christ...

On That Note… – March 2015

March 1, 2015
After our first Interfaith Choir Festival in October 2013, I was approached by Amanda Harberg, a professional composer and friend of our Composer-in-Residence, Tom Parente. She had an idea for organizing a series of chamber music concerts with top-level performers,...

On That Note… – September 2014

September 1, 2014
From time immemorial – or, to be more exact, since 1983 – the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) has hosted a summer conference. This annual meeting is attended by conductors, instrumentalists, choir members, ministers, composers, and others who are passionate about developing the musical life...