Monday, December 28, 2020

New Year's Music Notes

Here's noting the music making that we accomplished at BUF in 2020! Music helped our community keep body, mind and soul together throughout the upheaval of the year. A big thumbs up to the seventy or so who participated in a variety of ways. 

The next BUF choir rehearsal will be at 7pm, Wednesday, January 6, at 7pm via our regular choir Zoom link:  

We will not be holding Outdoor Singing Pods in January or February. During the winter months we hope to create some musical support for the Interfaith Coalition, as well as music for our regular BUF services. 

The coming musical year is currently a blank slate. Please email me or any member of the choir committee your offerings, requests or suggestions for BUF music in 2021. The current committee members are Elie Friedlob, Carol Smith, Cindy Pfeiffer-Hoyt and Carl Nyblade. I and sometimes Melanie Rieck also attend committee meetings. 

May we all experience the happiness of making and enjoying music together in person as soon as possible, and via Zoom in the meantime. 

Kevin Allen-Schmid, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Music

Monday, December 7, 2020

Preparing for Holiday Music Service

Hi BUF Choir! We have two more Wednesday evening Zoom rehearsals in the year 2020 - let's sing! This Wednesday, December 9, we'll master our parts for the Hallelujah Chorus, and next Wednesday, December 16, we'll make a Zoom video recording of ourselves singing it along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Our video will be the grand finale for the Holiday Music Service on Sunday morning, December 20. There will be no Zoom choir on Wednesdays, December 23 or 30. We will resume on Wednesday, January 6. PODS - we're back and we will meet in the big shelter at Whatcom Falls Park, no matter the weather. Please consult the choir blog schedule and confirm with your Pod leader that you will come. We are aiming to practice our holiday songs this week and video record them next week. See you Wednesday! Kevin

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

First week in December

Hi BUF singers, The BUF choir will meet VIA ZOOM as usual Wednesday, December 2. We will try again to break into sections to rehearse the Hallelujah Chorus. Section Leaders are: Soprano: Melanie Alto: RuthAnn Tenor: Karen F Bass: Kevin Due to the current virus surge and uncertainties, there will again be NO Outdoor Singing Pods this week, either Wednesday or Friday. Let's talk things over during choir Wednesday night. Thanks, Kevin