Holiday Music

'Tis the Season for musicians to be super-busy. OCUUC's singers are getting ready for our Christmas Eve service plus our annual Winter Solstice Singing Ritual. Readers, a drummer, a narrator, a singing-bowl player, and behind-thescenes volunteers are also helping out with those two services. For many of us, rehearsing and performing the music of this season brings us much joy and peace during this hectic time. We hope that our preparations provide you with meaningful and thought-provoking worship experiences.

On January 19, Orange Coast Choir will be participating in the annual MLK UU Choir Festival. This year it will be at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena. Come join us for this free concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy with 5 or 6 other UU choirs.

We are looking for ONE more volunteer to help run sound on Sunday mornings. All you'd need to have is some good ears that can hear if someone's too soft or if feedback is blaring. We're even willing to do the set-up if you'd be just willing to run the board during the services.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: This month's Volunteer Spotlight is shining on Andrés Trivino, a new choir member this season. Besides being an excellent vocalist, he is also participating as a drummer -- on Sunday mornings, with the choir, with the Winter Solstice group, and at special events. Plus, he is also a talented graphic designer. He's donated his considerable time to create flyers and programs for the Interfaith concert and other special events. Besides all that, he's just a nice guy with lots of interesting insights and experiences. Since he's pretty new at church, I hope you all will make an effort get to know him and his lovely wife Mara.

Musically Yours,
Beth Syverson
Director of Music Ministries