Music at UUFSD
The UUFSD Music Program is a vital ministry which deepens and enhances the spiritual life of the congregation and the larger community through the universal experience of music.
Music is an important part of our Sunday service. Led by our Music Director, Marshall Voit, and our accompanist, Katie Klaerich, a typical Sunday service includes instrumental pieces, congregational hymns, music for meditation, special musical performances, and more. We strive for balance in our music program, between new and familiar music, polished musical performances and good old-fashioned sing-alongs, piano and guitar accompaniment (and often both), etc.
During “normal” times, i.e. not during a global pandemic, the UUFSD Choir performs on approximately two Sundays per month, and the UUFSD Band approximately once every two months. Additionally, many talented musicians from our Fellowship as well as some from the larger San Diego community frequently share their gifts with our congregation during services.
Since the Covid pandemic began, our music program has adapted well to remote services. Our band and choir have put together some stunning virtual ensemble videos, of which you can find some on the groups’ corresponding pages. And we regularly sing along to favorite hymns with piano and/or guitar accompaniment.
Twice per year, in the winter and spring, we dedicate our entire Sunday service to spiritual exploration through music. These Music Sundays feature the UUFSD Choir and Band, and often other artists, including dancers, instrumentalists, and community professional musicians. Recent Music Sunday services have centered on the themes of pursuing freedom, persevering through difficult times, and imagining a better world.
No matter your musical experience, training, or lack thereof, we wholeheartedly invite you to make music with our community. All are welcome to join the choir (no experience required), and we would love to feature community musicians in our services. Please reach out to our music director, Marshall, at email@example.com to chat about becoming more involved.