Hurricane Florence may have postponed things, but our music program storms onwards. Our musicians and Music Committee are deep into planning a not -to-be-missed family-friendly Phantasmagorical Halloween concert.

We’ve got lots of great music planned through the end of the year. Please see the ways below that you can add your special voice to our joyful celebrations.

Thanks to all who lent their musical talents to our services in September: Late Model Children (Tom Ross, Sue Findlay, Mark Madden and Sam Cogdill), Rick Stanton, Richard H. White Jr. and as always, our loving, welcoming Choir.

MUSIC FOR OCTOBER

Oct. 7 – A Choir Sunday with Rick Stanton on organ and piano

Oct. 14 – Music with gospel and Hawaiian influences by the Choir with Rich White on piano plus guests

Oct. 21 – Guest speaker, musician Kiya Heartwood will lead the congregation in some of her original songs

Oct. 28 – Celebrating African American music with guests from Lowcountry Voices and Richard H. White, Jr. on piano

CHOIR PRACTICE

October Choir Practices will be on October 3, 10, and 17 at 6:45 p.m. in Gage Hall.

There is no choir practice on October 31.

JOIN THE CHOIR

All who love to sing are encouraged to join the Choir. All music is taught and you have access to on-line practice resources. No experience necessary.

ANNOUNCING CANTATA 2018

The Cantata is a special winter-themed service focused on music is on December 9. Our choir, instrumentalists and guests provide a morning of great music, poetry and more. Anyone is welcome to join the “Cantata Choir” and learn the approximately seven choir songs. The first rehearsal is Wednesday, October 17 from 7:45 to 9:00 PM. Additional rehearsals are Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5 and 8.

JUST JOIN IN!

The Unitarian Church in Charleston welcomes all kinds of music and artistic expression. Do you have a special musical talent? Play an instrument? Are you a dancer? Puppeteer or Puppet maker? Let us know. Please contact our Music Director, Susan Conant, via the church office.

DRUM EQUIPMENT NEEDED

We are seeking donations of selected drum set equipment to make-up a small cocktail drum kit that can be kept in the Sanctuary. If you have potential equipment to donation, please contact Susan Conant at musicdirector@charlestonuu.org. Submitted by Susan Conant, Interim Music Director