Sunday, December 7, 9 & 11 a.m.
This year’s festival will feature music sung by our young Choristers, Teen Choir, Meeting House Chorus and the Society Choir.
Accompanying the choirs will be oboe, cello, timpani, frame drum, piano and synthesizer. The program will include carols for congregation and special poetry and prose to celebrate the season.The combined adult and youth choirs will open the program with Eatnemen Vuelie by Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim.A segment of this music was featured in the opening of the Disney animated blockbuster, "Frozen."
The Choristers, directed by Heather Thorpe, will sing Winter Wind by Victoria Ebel-Sabo, and the Teen Choir will perform Victor Johnson’s popular classic, African Noel.The Society Choir will sing Winter Sun, published this year by the Canadian composer Don Macdonald. The Meeting House Chorus will sing Gabriel’s Oboe, by Ennio Morricone from the film "The Mission," and a surprise anthem by an historic UU composer.
The program will conclude with all the choirs and the congregation joining together in singing Sy and Jill Jackson Miller’s perennial favorite, Let There Be Peace on Earth arranged by Craig Courtney.
Rev. Michael Schuler will lend his voice to personally selected meditations and readings.Guest oboist Andrew Olson, cellist Philip Delaquess, and timpanist Steven Schmidt, along with pianist Linda Warren, will accompany the choirs and Andrew and Philip will join pianist Dan Broner in additional instrumental music.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at our regular service hours of 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 7, for our Winter Choral Festival.