Dear friends, I am honored to be the new Vocal Music Director at 1st Unitarian Church. Thank you to Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion, David Herndon, Erica Shadowsong, Brian Junker, Martin Schmidt and everyone else who have welcomed me into this position. I welcome church and community members who like to sing to join our singing community – the UU Singers. We will regularly rehearse Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00. No long-term commitment is required if you want to come rehearse with us for fun: Come when you can. Through our work together, UU Singers strive to build a more just and loving world through singing and sharing. We aim to build the Beloved Community by rehearsing and performing with diverse local groups and at a variety of venues in the community. In addition, the Singers usually perform once or twice per month at Sunday morning services at First Unitarian Church. Here are some upcoming Singer activities that we have on the calendar.
Tuesday, Sept 4, 7-9pm – first weekly rehearsal.
Sunday, Sept 9, 10:30am – 1st Church Sunday Morning Servive (Ingathering)
Saturday, Oct 6, 7:30pm – Indigenous People’s Day Event, Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Bellefield Ave, Oakland
Sunday, Oct 7, 10:30am – 1st Church Sunday Morning Service
Sunday, Nov 11, 10:30am – 1st Church Sunday Morning Service
Sunday, Dec 2 or 9, 10:30am – 1st Church Sunday Morning Service
Sat & Mon, Jan 19 & 21, 7pm - Let Freedom Sing Concerts in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (Rehearsal Saturday afternoon)
Sunday, Jan 20, 10:30am – UU Singers participate in 1st Church Sunday Morning Servive (MLK Sunday) Other activities will be added later.
For more information, contact Kris Rust at email@example.com or 412-352-8488. Kris has been a member of 1st Unitarian Church Pittsburgh since 1992. He has served on various committees and was 1st Church Adult Choir piano accompanist 2000 – 2002. He holds degrees in music education, musicology, and choral conducting, and has many years experience directing choirs at the high school, university, and adult church & community choir level. He currently works as pianist at Point Park University and is Co-founder/Producer of the Let Freedom Sing Concerts, the Pittsburgh region’s premiere celebration of the MLK Holiday.