by Erin Busch, Director of Music Ministry
The UUCWC Guest Musician Series is back! Fan favorite Megnot Toggia (soprano) will return to the sanctuary for our service on September 24th, and we will welcome pianist Dan Espie for the service on November 12th. Finally, this fall, saxophonist Chris Oatts will join us for the service on December 17th. Stay after the service that day for our annual South Philly Big Band holiday concert! This year, the band will be introducing some new repertoire alongside the usual holiday favorites.
In addition to welcoming guest performers to our space, we will highlight the musical talents of some of our young congregants this fall. Oboist Simon Couchoud will perform for our service on October 15th, and violinist Stella Evanini will perform with our choir for our Christmas Eve service. Don’t miss these two very special services featuring some of the rising stars in our midst!
Throughout the fall season, our choir will perform an array of musical works to complement the services. We’ve chosen pieces by James Taylor, Eric Whitacre, Vaughan-Williams, and many more. For anyone interested in participating, please note that you do not have to attend weekly rehearsals if it doesn’t work for your schedule, and you do not need to be able to read music or have prior experience singing in a choir. We invite anyone with a musical interest and desire to sing in a group to stop by rehearsals on Sunday afternoons (11:30am–12:30pm). We will have printed music ready for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to talk more about getting involved.