September 18th Sunday: no choir for service. Guest musician; September 19th Monday: Rehearsals begin for Chalice Choir, 7:00;

September 21st Wednesday: Rehearsals begin for Chamber Singers at 5:15; Sanctuary Choir at 7:00;

September 25th Sunday: one of the choirs sings at the service, TBD.

Chances to sing/play for Sunday services in a smaller ensemble: As you probably remember, there’s usually one Sunday per month when no choir sings. We’d like to be able to schedule a guest solo, duet, trio or small ensemble of either singing and/ or instrumentals on these Sundays. Jean Cottell (telcot@gmail. com) will be organizing these Sundays.

As guests may need my piano accompaniment, I just need the music and we’ll schedule some practice time. Jean and I are hoping many of you will contact us to be on our list of guest musicians for these Sundays. You would pick out the music you would play, at least two pieces: one of about 3 minutes 30 seconds for the Offertory, and another 3-5 minutes long for the Anthem. If you also want to play the gathering music and/or the Prelude—yes you can! Contact Jean as soon as you can when you have decided you’d like to be part of this list.

Music Committee: The music committee assists the music director by organizing the details of our major concerts like admissions, refreshments volunteers, setup/cleanup, greeting/ safety, advertising the event, and placing posters around town. We also help handle other special projects—like organizing the stoles fabric selection, purchase and sewing for the Sanctuary Choir last year. This committee welcomes new members! Many hands and minds make work easier. We do not have monthly meetings, but rather meet once or twice before a major event to do the planning for that, and meet on a Monday evening at 5:45pm.

One last thought, for any closet pianists out there….I’m nervous that should I get sick, the music program doesn’t have a backup pianist to fill in at an event or rehearsal. Please come forward and make yourself known if this is a need you’d like to be in the wings for. Susanne Zudegi Giordano Chair, Music Committee and UUCE Accompanist susangio@comcast.net 541.517.7234

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