Music at UUCSV
Music plays a vital role in ministry at UUCSV. We strive for variety and quality in our offerings, and encourage broad participation in musical activities. Sunday Services always include congregational singing, featuring hymns and songs from many different faith and cultural traditions. Our regular pianist is talented congregation member Sue Stone.
The UUCSV Choir, directed by Linda Metzner, performs monthly, usually on the fourth Sunday. We meet the prior Sunday at 12:15, and then the following Wednesday at 7:00 PM, and at 10 AM on the day of performance. We perform a wide variety of music in four parts including world music, gospel and shape-note hymns. We welcome your participation! Linda holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University, a Masters of Music Composition at the University of South Carolina. She is an active poet and composer, and is available for commission work. For more information about our Choir or music program, please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a month we enjoy acoustic music organized by singer/guitarist Rick Ott. Banjo and and acoustic bass often complete a trio. These weeks also incorporate congregational singing, sometimes including well-known favorites from the folk tradition. Rick is known for his meticulous adaptation of tunes and lyrics to support the theme of the service.
Small Ensemble Singers
Several members of the choir also volunteer to provide additional vocal music about one Sunday per month. Ginny Moreland coordinates this group, which rehearses weekly and generally performs a cappella music in quartets or other small groups.
Most years there will be one or more other musical events sponsored by the Church. These might include a concert by a touring artist or group, a session of “Singing Meditation,” or the annual “Talent Show” produced by our own gifted members as a church fundraiser.