UU Pittsburgh Community Singers

Greetings Friends.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.
I have been enjoying time with family & friends in Pittsburgh, the Laurel Highlands, New York, and the Carolinas.  I have also spent time making plans for performance and community building through music at First UU Pittsburgh. 
I hope you are ready to sing!  We have our first rehearsal this Wednesday, August 30, 7 pm @ 1st Unitarian Pittsburgh.  Our schedule of activities for the fall and beyond is linked below.  In September & October, we have performances with Zambian Afro Pop singer Mathew Tembo and our friend and amazing gospel artist Deryck Tines, in the community and at church too.
I would like for you to participate in as many of our performances and rehearsals as you can – you make a difference, and your contributions are important!!  That said, I know you may be busy, and you are not required to participate in all of the activities.  I would rather have you some of the time than not at all – just let me know when you are available.
UU Pittsburgh Community Singers Schedule Sept-Nov, 2023
August 30, Wednesday, 7 pm – weekly rehearsals begin.
Sept 10, Sunday 10:30 am (9:30 call) “Ingathering” Service @ First UU
Sept 22, Friday, 7:30 pm (5 pm call) Afro-pop, Gospel . . . Concert https://fb.me/e/Lzv9NGOo
Sept 24, Sunday 10:30 am (9:30 call)  Service @ First UU
Oct 1 – Peace Concert at First United Methodist Church, 2 pm.  Led by Deryck Tines
Oct 29, Sunday 10:30 am (9:30 call) – Service @ First UU

November 10-12 – UU Pittsburgh Cluster Choir
            Friday – Rehearsal 7 – 9 pm
            Saturday – Rehearsal 12 – 12:45 pm;  Concert 1 pm (tentative times)
            Sunday – Perform in Sunday morning service
Full schedule here:
Resource page with scores & recordings:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M4UzDF2dGJ4X-7WV_KMXDHItqUYvGj_v9jRdIW2sy6M/edit?usp=sharing
Volunteers needed
The Community Singers need your help to be more effective.  Please let Kris know if you have time or interest to help with any of the following:  PR/marketing, communications, production organization & logistics, music library, ushering, program creation, organizing social activities, and sound & video tech.
First UU Music & Arts Committee
We are re-convening our Music & Arts Committee for the first time since the pandemic.
The Committee meets a few times per year to guide and support the efforts of First UU Music staff and music/arts groups in the First UU community.  If you are interested in joining this committee, please let Instrumental Music Director Ellen Gozion ellen@ellengozion.com , or Vocal Music Director Kris kdrust@aol.com at 412-352-8488  know.
 I hope to see many of you on Wednesday, and if you will not be attending, please write back and let me know how you are doing.
If faith and love,