Category: From Our Music Director

Music Miscellany

First of all I want to respond to Dorothy Mehl and others who wanted the lyrics from Path of Peace, which I sang on Sunday, October 3:

Let us see the holy presence in those we call our enemies.
Let us see divine and perfect love shining … read more.

Church Pianist Contract Position Available Immediately

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane is looking for a good pianist for Sunday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This time includes possible brief rehearsals before services, coordination time with the Music Director and two Sunday services. The weekly base pay is $130 … read more.

October 7, 2021

I have a mishap to report this week—our Interim Pianist, Dixie Marshall, had a nasty fall which broke the elbow of her left arm. She has had surgery, but will need to wait to see if it can heal properly. If not, she will need … read more.

September 30, 2021

Progress in the Music Department…

I have been working on a few “long term” things for music during September. The first one is to carefully put together a couple of small groups that feel safe singing together. I’d like a women’s trio and a mixed group … read more.

September 16, 2021

I want to give all of you an update on our transition to a new pianist. You will have noticed at this point that Dixie Marshall is here with us in an Interim capacity. I feel grateful to her for stepping in, when I asked, … read more.

August 19, 2021

In the last three weeks or so, your church music program has been dealing with COVID issues. Several Mixed Choir members had asked me if we couldn’t do something in the singing line—even if we could not perform on Sundays. So, I wrote the Choir … read more.

August 12, 2021

Several of you have asked me when the Choir might be able to perform once again. Of course, many of you probably know that choirs and COVID are a particularly dicey situation. Distancing and the forceful expelling of breath as people sing are both big … read more.

Preview of Music for August Services

August 1

MaryAnne Winniford, UUCS Member

She will sing Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot and teach you a new song called We Rise, as well as lead you in song. It should be fun!

August 8

Planted by Hands, the band formed by Kelly LaGrutta, Peggy Eklof and … read more.

July 16, 2021

This coming Sunday, July 18, you’ll all be treated to the luscious voices of the Weddle Twins, Marissa (Weddle) McNeilly and Kelsey Weddle! They’ll be doing their version of Paul McCartney’s Blackbird and either I Have a Dream from ABBA or Michael Jackson’s Heal the … read more.

June 24, 2021

I write this a day after the privilege of doing some of the music in Majil Fausel’s memorial service.

For quite a few years now, I have marveled at how much we really don’t know about the people around us in church—and, indeed, in our lives … read more.