• Music Miscellany October 21, 2021
    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 in their hearts.If we see this vision clearly, then the ...
  • Church Pianist Contract Position Available Immediately October 19, 2021
    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 per Sunday. Additional 1½ hour Choir rehearsals (when Choir is ...
  • October 7, 2021 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 an elbow replacement—something I didn’t even know existed! Please join ...
  • September 30, 2021 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 working up some pieces to perform for you this fall ...
  • September 16, 2021 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, after Michelina Tyrie resigned. (Many of you may remember that ...
  • August 19, 2021 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 in late July about the possibility of having a choir ...
  • August 12, 2021 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 challenges in a choir loft. Even so, I sent an ...
  • Preview of Music for August Services July 27, 2021
    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 Dan Gore, UUCS Members Enjoy their voices, along with the sound ...
  • July 16, 2021 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 World. It is always exciting to have the gals sing ...
  • June 24, 2021 June 29, 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 as a whole. I am always dumbfounded by learning of ...