Author: Mike Carney

Musical Musings: October 17 – 23, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, October 17th:  

Be sharp! A few notes about singing…

You probably know by now that UUCC is returning to in-person, indoor services beginning this Sunday, October 17th. This is definitely reason to celebrate, but there are still precautions that are necessary in … read more.

Musical Musings: October 10 – 16, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, October 10th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are Crystal Carlson, UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, and members of the UUCC Chancel Choir. 

Opening Hymn: # 1007 There’s a River Flowin’ in my Soul – Sanders

“There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul” is #1007 in … read more.

Musical Happenings October 2021

Hello UUCC members and friends,

We’ve arrived on the doorstep of autumn, a season which holds some of our most spectacularly beautiful days, but also one that is tinged with sadness as the daylight retreats and winter’s cold begins to encroach upon us. One of my … read more.

Musical Musings: October 3 – 9, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, October 3rd:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, and members of the UUCC Chancel Choir.

Opening Hymn: # 203 All Creatures of the Earth and Sky – Traditional German hymn, text by St. Francis … read more.

Musical Musings: September 26 – October 2, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, September 26th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Music Director Mike Carney and members of the UUCC Chancel Choir. 

Centering Music: “Nemo Egg” – Newman

Born in Los Angeles, composer Thomas Newman (b. 1955) is primarily known for his film scores, which include The Green … read more.

Musical Musings: September 19 – 25, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, September 19th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, percussionist Aaron Burkle, and members of the UUCC Chancel Choir   

Centering Music: Homeward Bound – Keen Thompson

American composer, performer and music educator Marta Keen Thompson … read more.

Musical Happenings September 2021

Hello UUCC Members & Friends!

It’s been great seeing you at our outdoor services this summer! Thanks to everyone who has played a part in providing music recently, including Abby, Astrid, and Alicia Burkle, Becky Burns, Sophie and Molly Watkins, Amy Collins, Eldreth (aka Robert McDonald), … read more.

Musical Musings: September 5 – 12, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, September 5th:

This Sunday’s musicians are Amy Collins and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley

Opening Hymn: #311 Let It Be a Dance

“Let It Be a Dance” (#311 in our Singing the Living Tradition hymnal) was originally written and performed by Ric Masten (1929-2008), … read more.

Musical Musings: August 29- September 4, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, August 29th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are Eldreth, Amy Collins, and UUCC Music Director Mike Carney

Centering Music: Sitting by the Fire – Eldreth

Today’s centering music is a piece called, “Sitting by the Fire”, an original composition for voice and guitar by Eldreth, … read more.

Musical Musings: August 22- August 28, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, August 22nd:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Music Director Mike Carney and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley

Centering Music – Mystic Walls by Marie-Eve Mainguy

“Mystic Walls” is a contemplative 2020 piano piece by Marie-Eve Mainguy, a French-Canadian composer who writes primarily for … read more.