Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Reflection on Music, Gene Hurd

These past two Sundays (October 3rd and
10th) have demonstrated that UU music can come from
another direction. The Youth Choir sang a beautiful folk
song from the Joe & Eddy songbook, and then, Francis
Goff sang accompanied by Pat Erickson, flute; Bob
Mintzer, Soprano sax; and Rob Meurer on the piano. We
were asked to visualize the UU church of tomorrow. I
visualize our church as a true people’s church. Eliminate
all of the choir’s show tunes and cliché religious
songs. Use only folk, world, gospel, jazz and songs of
humanity. A unique people’s choir in a people’s church.
Yes we can.

1 comment:

  1. what?! no show tunes!!! gene gene gene...
    you are genius!