Category Archives: On That Note…

News from Our Music Director

On That Note… – Summer 2014

July 17, 2014
Several years before the beginning of my illustrious career as a UU musician, I had a job in a small health food store. I started as a part-time clerk and over the course of several years gradually assumed more authority....

On That Note… – June 2014

May 30, 2014
As I am writing this, the internet connection at the U has just recently come back after we were offline for several hours. I had a brief chat about it with our RE Coordinator, Judith Stein-Farrall, who told me that...

On That Note… – May 2014

April 24, 2014
Several years ago I was hired by a fairly large UU congregation in the Metro NY district as the music director for their summer services. I very much enjoyed working there and met a lot of terrific people. They invited...

On That Note… – March 2014

March 1, 2014
Last month I conducted a concert production of the musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” one of my very favorite shows. It revolves around the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat....

On That Note… – February 2014

February 1, 2014
After I led the services at UUCM on January 26th, several people expressed their surprise to me. Most of you knew me as the music director, but not as someone who could stand in the pulpit and deliver a sermon. We all tend...

On That Note… – January 2014

December 27, 2013
The music program at UUCM has been very active in the past three months. Here is a brief update: In September we held a two-day choir retreat at the Rinearson/Lewis house in the Catskills. We enjoyed a good balance of...

On That Note… – November 2013

November 1, 2013
I learned the hymn “Standing On The Side Of Love” eight years ago when I was working at Theodore Parker Church in Boston, my first UU congregation. Although I liked the message of the song, I felt conflicted about the...

On That Note… – October 2013

September 26, 2013
When I was a kid thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up, one of my greatest concerns was finding a profession that would provide enough variety so that I would not get bored. I worried that...