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Music

A Church of Music
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Music is an integral part of our weekly worship. Each week a variety of music is offered at the 10:00am livestreamed service.

Music This Month

   The Sanctuary Choir kicked off its new season with 26 at our opening rehearsal. All together we have 35 on our roster … but we always have room for more!

   This fall one of our special projects will be to present Schubert’s lovely Mass in G as a part of the 10:00 worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. This will be sung by what we call a “Festival Choir,” which means folks who don’t normally sing with the Sanctuary Choir are welcome to join us for a limited number of rehearsals and sing with the festival group.

   Rehearsals for the Mass in G will take place during normal Wednesday evening (7:00 pm) rehearsals. At first rehearsing the Schubert will use just a portion of our Wednesday evening rehearsal time. Then, as we get closer to October 30, nearly all our rehearsal time will be devoted to the Mass.

   Rehearsals for the Mass in G start Wednesday, September 28. If you’d like to join the Festival Choir, or even if you wish to know more details, please email me at unitedchurch.brad@gmail.com. And mark your calendars for a special Sunday of music on October 30!

Director of Music

Brad Ellingboe

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As People of faith, we’re called to “make a joyful noise,” and we try our best to do just that at United. Reach out to our music staff, and join in!

If you play an instrument, whatever your age, then please let Music Director Brad Ellingboe know (unitedchurch.brad@gmail.com). Music at United is played not only on the Steinway Piano in the Sanctuary, but also on drums, violins, guitars, trumpets, and lots of other instruments, too.

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Future Events
"FebFest" IS COMING! 
Saturday/Sunday - February 4/5

This February, United Church again joins with Albuquerque’s Coro Lux to offer a midwinter choral festival that includes a Saturday workshop of choral technique, lectures, and rehearsals, culminating in a Sunday concert with a free-will offering for Habitat for Humanity. This year our special guest is André Thomas, an internationally recognized composer, conductor, former professor of music at Florida State University, and current Associate Artist of the London Symphony Orchestra. He is also the author of Way Over in Beulah Land: Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual. The event is open to all on first-come/first-served basis. For info, contact Director of Music Bradley Ellingboe or Pastor Talitha Arnold or go to abqcorolux.org.