August 2017

After a wonderful summer of worship-related music conferences and travel with my family, I am looking forward to a wonderful year of music at First UU Syracuse. Many of last year’s -ISH Choir members joined me for a sight-reading session this past week. I am also looking at ways to continue including our growing group of instrumentalists in our worship services. We will have PIck-Up Choir opportunities, an Easter Band, wonderful Christmas Eve music, Music Sundays, and the CNY Flute Choir as guests. Four Vesper services will also be offered this year.

-ISH Choir rehearsals will begin Thursday, September 7, at 7:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Sunday rehearsals begin September 10th at 9:15 am. I brought back a bunch of new music from the UUMN conference this summer, and we will also be singing some familiar favorites. If you would like to try out the -ISH Choir this year, please let Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle know, or just show up on the 7th. Rehearsals will be the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, with a few extra to prepare for special events.

Our first Pick-Up Choir opportunity will be at our Ingathering, September 10th. We will rehearse in the sanctuary at 9:15 am.