Sunday, March 3rd

The UUCB Choir and pianist Christopher Sierzchula will share a variety of pieces that celebrate black musicians. As the Prelude, Chris will play a rag by famous ragtime composer Scott Joplin. As the Offertory, the UUCB choir will sing “I’m Gonna Sing Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart” a spiritual arranged by celebrated composer/arranger Moses Hogan. As the Reflection, Chris will play “Round Midnight” by revolutionary jazz composer Thelonious Monk. A version of “Isn’t She Lovely” by the inimitable Stevie Wonder will close out the morning.

Sunday, March 10th

Julie Taylor will be leading a fun service centered around the Barbie movie. Our UUCB soloists will be supported by our HoUUse Band in sharing some of the movie’s most memorable musical numbers originally performed by Lizzo, the Indigo Girls, Billie Eilish, and Ryan Gosling.

Thursday, March 14th

Another great Thursday to try out the choir, 7:30-9:45pm. We will likely only spend the first part of rehearsal on the coming week’s fun offerings (see information below). All are welcome!

Saturday, March 16th

The date of this month’s Casual Concert, featuring traveling vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter Matt Venuti. Note that this event will be held at 4pm rather than the usual 2pm time. Come out to hear something different and to support both a working artist and our own community!

Sunday, March 17th

Cathy will be discussing the changes to the Seven Principles, with a focus on the importance of centering ourselves in love. As the Prelude, Chris will share the lovely Nocturne Op. 16 No. 4 by Jan Ignace Paderewski. At the Offertory, the UUCB Choir will sing a moving arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a song about helping one another through life’s challenges. As the Reflection, the Choir will sing the heartfelt “Ukuthula,” a traditional South African song of praise. As the Postlude, Chris will sing and play “Aspirations,” a groovy piece about the importance of visioning for the future.

Sunday, March 24th

Cathy will share thoughts about the miracles that abound in everyday life but often go unnoticed. The service will begin and end with impressionist piano music from Chris and feature musical theatre vocal offerings from Helen Lowry and Taryn Goehrig about enjoying and making the most out of life.

Sunday, March 31st

Easter Sunday, and among other things, this special service will bring with it the sound of our organ and the choir singing from the choir loft. Shaun Doyle will also share a special solo offering about the arrival of spring and Shaun, Michael, and guest vocalist Paul Zanolli will present a haunting vocal trio from Godspell.

Sunday, April 8th

Looking ahead to the first weekend in April, Sunday April 8th will be Spring Music Sunday, featuring the UUCB Choir and organ in a performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. Stay tuned to the e-blasts and website for more information about this event and look out for our fundraising letter in early March. We cannot keep our Music Weekend tradition going without your generous support, for which we are so very grateful!