2017-2018 UUFSD Concert Series
Enjoy music on our lovely seaside campus!

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. –Ludwig van Beethoven

Upcoming Coastal Concerts

Past Coastal Concerts

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM


Hosted by the San Diego Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

This event in our beautiful outdoor amphitheatre is part of a larger, nationwide event and will link communities across the US to remember victims of gun violence and to commit to taking actions to reduce gun violence in our country. The San Diego County concert, hosted by the San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and partnering with UUFSD and San Diego Moms Demand Action, will be connected to all the concerts nationwide via social media and online at Concerts Across America.

Performances by Jungle Poppins, 92124 (a rocking teenage band), Celeste Barbier, The Kaotics, San Diego Peace & Freedom Singers, and the UUFSD Band

Cost: $10 Donation


Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM


To benefit the American Civil Liberties Union

Hima Joshi & Christine Lehman, sopranos
Katie Klaerich, pianist

Following the changes in our society this past year, the artists wish to raise their voices in support of freedom, love, and hope. As Matthew J. Armstrong writes in his piece “Love is Love,” all love is label-free and universal. The program includes folk songs, art songs, and arias lamenting racial oppression, recognizing the struggles of immigrants, and affirming a brighter vision. Works by Barber, Faure, Laitman and more.

See TICKETS for more program and artist information.

Cost: $20 donation, $10 students


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM


Enjoy a special evening of live music with local singer-songwriters Peggy Watson & David Beldock, accompanied by bass guitarist Paul Beach, on Saturday, November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Founders Hall.

“Hearing Watson’s angelic soprano voice is a treat that holds true whether she’s singing folk, urbane pop, jazzy ballads, or earthy country reveries,” commented George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.

Founders Hall doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9 and 11 AM


“Words Like Freedom”

Langston Hughes’ poem “Words Like Freedom” conveys the pain of words like “liberty” that remind the descendant of the slave of a long history of oppression. This Music Sunday we hope to give voice to the many for whom true liberty remains elusive. A wide variety of musical styles will be represented in this worship service featuring UUFSD Band and Choir.

Cost: FREE!

Wednesday, December 10, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:15 PM


Anna Lyn Galura, violinist
Accompanied by Kyle Adam Blair, piano

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Johannes Brahms
Partita No. 3 in E Major – Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 5 – Henri Vieuxtemps

Galura began playing violin at age 7, and has performed internationally with prestigious orchestras and music festivals. Recent engagements include the Spoleto USA Festival, and as resident artist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She currently teaches and performs professionally throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area and is a frequent guest artist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance this academic year, and will audition for graduate studies in Performance and Pedagogy.

Cost: FREE!

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM


Enjoy a special evening with Indiana singer-songwriter-poet Carrie Newcomer, who has been described as “a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.”

This PBS interview provides a glimpse of her talent and an insight into why the Boston Globe calls her a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone says she “asks all the right questions.”

In 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. In 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album “Everything is Everywhere.”

Carrie Newcomer in Concert will be held on January 20, 2018 in Founders Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door


Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM


Casas de Luz Benefit Concert

Lee Coulter’s soulful acoustic performances and powerful songwriting have landed him opening for Tom Jones, Chuck Berry and Martin Sexton, on stage with Jason Mraz, and had Sirius XM’s Coffee House channel dub him “the discovery of the year.” Originally from Brisbane, Australia and now based in San Diego, California, he uses the combined power of lyrics and music to promote the idea that human connection is what separates us from the rest of the matter in the universe. As it is summed up in one of his songs, “Stardust and forces of attraction, that’s all we are.” He is a classic songwriter in the modern age.

Casas de Luz is a UUFSD social action program that supports families with home building and furnishings on both sides of the border.

Cost: $30


Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Sacred Earth – Inspirational Workshop and Concert

Laura Sandage, beloved UU musician from Davis,CA, will be leading a creative group workshop at UUFSD on April 20 & 21. Using music, spoken word, and movement, workshop participants will create a concert to be shared with the wider community on Saturday evening April 21, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Register to participate in the workshop at https://conspireworkshop2018.eventbrite.com or support this creative community building by attending the concert https://conspireconcert2018.eventbrite.com.

Laura plays guitar, percussion, and string bass, and has performed as a soloist and in award-winning ensembles, including the Vocal Art Ensemble and the acoustic trio Mudlark. She directed both the Free Range Singers and the UU Sparks Choir in Davis. In addition to raising a family and teaching singing to people from the age of 2 to 70+ years, Laura has also produced several CDs and is a published poet and prize-winning songwriter. For additional workshop information, contact Nancy Cohen at sunshinemaba@gmail.com.

Concert Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 9:00 and 11:00 AM


Join us to celebrate the “village” and its children. On this Music Sunday, the choir will embrace love, loss and responsibility in music that considers our roles in our immediate and larger village. The UUFSD Band adds to the musical experience with selections that honor the mourning voice and heartbeat of childhood lost when our young suffer as victims and perpetrators of violence.

Cost: FREE!

Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Benefit Supporting UUFSD Concert Fund

Enjoy your favorite wine, homemade treats, & lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with flute accompanists. Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


More Music from Our Extended Fellowship Community


frogstop house concerts are located in San Marcos in a relaxed outdoor setting. All proceeds go to the musicians.