Our music program strives to deepen and enrich each congregant’s quest for truth and beauty. Music is the perfect complement to the words in a service. Melodies, rhythms and harmonies speak directly to our emotions and provide us with understandings that are impossible to grasp through words alone.
Music In Services
Music has always played an important part in services at the UUFH. The Fellowship is fortunate to have many talented performers who give their time and energy to the congregation and it supports them in many ways.
The choir, under the interim direction of Richard Hyman, is the nucleus of the music program, but we have instrumentalists and vocalists who perform in small groups or individually, in a variety of musical genres, to enrich the services. Care is taken to choosing music that deepens our understanding, complementing the theme of the service.
The Fellowship Choir
The choir sings at several services each month from September through June. To learn more and to get involved, email interim music director Richard Hyman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They sing a wide range of literature, from the Renaissance to ethnic music, from Mozart to “hot off the press” compositions by director Jie Yi and members of the choir. In addition, the Choir presents their annual Music Sunday in the spring, in a service that highlights them with a special theme, such as spirituals, chant, or world music. The Choir also participates in community interfaith events such as the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service and the Martin Luther King Celebration in January.
Singing in the Fellowship Choir is a most rewarding and enjoyable way to take part in the Fellowship community. New members are always welcome – sight-reading expertise, while valuable, is not required. Jie is a creative and talented music director, and the rehearsals and services are full of energy, good humor and fun!
Performers of all ages are part of the Fellowship’s musical life. From time to time, the Intergenerational Orchestra and the Intergenerational Choir are featured in services. Individual musicians of all ages contribute to the regular services as well. Our Talent Shows are another intergenerational activity for the whole congregation.