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Spring 2022 Schedule

First Unitarian YouTube Channel – access services and music 

YouTube & Audio Links from 2020 services/concerts:

CCS License #9263

Easter Sunrise Meditation – April 2020
Easter Service Livestream (Prelude 10:15 AM, Service 10:30-11:00) – April 12, 2020

Earth Day 2020  Service Livestream (Prelude 10:18 AM, Service 10:30-11:00) – April 19, 2020

Service April 26, 2020 Livestream

Service May 3, 2020 Livestream

Service May 10, 2020 Livestream

Service May 17, 2020 Livestream

Service May 24, 2020 Livestream

Service May 31, 2020 Livestream


Feb-Mar 2020
4/5/20  Morning Service
3/29/20 Morning Service 
3/22/20 Morning Service     
Trumpeters Jeff & Jack Conner – March 15, 2020 (three links below)
     Come Ye Sons of Art – Henry Purcell(1659-1695)
     March for St. Marks – Andrea Gabrieli(1533-1585) (uncle of Giovanni)
     Hornpipe – G F Handel (1685-1759)

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around – Dilworth    [Program Notes]
Psalm 100 – Zimmermann     Toni Ostrow, bass
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Hogan
Fire in the Furnace – Kirby Shaw   Ray Bauwens, tenor
Battle of Jericho – Moses Hogan
Rich in Promise – Mark Sedio     Greta Koning, soprano; Scott Taylor, bass

January 19, 2020 (MLK Sunday on youtube)
The Storm Is Passing Over  – arr. Baker
 I’m Bound for the Promised Land – arr. Hayward
Many Gifts, One Spirit – Pote
When the Saints Come Marchin’ In – arr. Rutter

January 26, 2020  –  Athene Wilson, guest soloist  (youtube)
Where the Spirit Is – Franklin
Hold to God’s Unchangin’ Hand – Halley
City Called Heaven – Poelinitz
We Rise Again – Dubinski 

Christmas Eve 2019 (youtube)
(Prelude 5:00PM)
Wexford Carol(Rutter), Cello Sonata(Chopin), Advent Carol(Rutter), As Dew in April(Cunningham)
As Dew in April(Cunningham), Go Tell It On the Mountain (Soprano, cello, piano)
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day- John Gardner, Before the Marvel Of This Night- Carl Schalk
(Service 5:30PM)
“Adeste Fideles” – Choir and Soloists process, then during the organ & timpani fanfare, Congregation rises to sings “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
O Magnum Mysterium- Nancy Galbraith
Go Where I Send Thee- Paul Caldwell
What Child Is This?- Paul Halley
Once in Royal David’s City- Paul Halley
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol- John Rutter
Christmas Comes Anew- Mark Riese
Candlelight Carol- John Rutter (and Silent Night/candlelighting)
Carol of the Bells- Mykola Leontovich
Overture from “Nutcracker Suite” Tschaikowsky

SEPTEMBER 29,2019  (youtube)

Sermon: “The Spiritual Practice of Aging” The Rev Dr Barbara Merritt
Concerto in b minor for Cello – Andante – Antonín Dvorák(Patrick Chatham, cello; James Haupt, piano)
The Storm Is Passing Over– Charles Albert Tindley (& Blue Boat Home)
How Can I Keep from Singing– Gwyneth Walker
Peace Like a River– Donald Moore
Prayer of Being– Mark Hayes
This We Know– Ron Jeffers

OCTOBER 6, 2019  (MP3)
Shine On Me – Rollo Dilworth
Al Shlosha D’varim– Allan E. Naplan
The Bluebird– C. Villiers Stanford
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need– Mack Wilberg
Sim Shalom – Make Goodness, Peace, and Blessings- Brandy Sinco

MetroWest Wind Ensemble 5/12/19

Improvisation on Ode to Joy (postlude 4/29/19)
Stephen Long – Precious Lord Take My Hand (choral benediction 4/29/19)
Come Sunday- Duke Ellington (Alesia Tringale, soprano)
The Lord is My Shepherd John Rutter
Benedictus from Requiem Mass in D Mozart

2/17/19 Festival Choir with Athene Wilson, soloist, and Court Hill Jazz Ensemble

WYO Choral Concert 1/26/19:   PROGRAM NOTES & BIOS here

Youtube recordings from the 1/26/19 concert:


(YouTube links)
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise (cello)
Still, Still, Still (soprano, tenor, piano 4-hands)
Callahan: The Nativity (soprano, cello, piano)
Thiman: In the Bleak MidWinter (soprano, cello, piano)
What Child Is This? (cello solo)
Courtney: Let There Be Light (choir, a cappella)
“Adeste Fideles” &  “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
A Spotless Rose– Herbert Howells
I Wonder as I Wander- Carl Rutti
Joy to the World (organ fanfare and congregation)
In This Place- Will Todd 
No Small Wonder- Paul Edwards 
What Child is This?- Mark Riese 
Noel We Sing- Louis Claude Daquin
Candlelight Carol- John Rutter
Silent Night candlelighting
Carol of the Bells- Mykola Leontovich

Nov 25, 2018
Gottschalk solos 1 2  – Maria Ferrante, soprano
Mompou solos 1 2Callcott
You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch (part of children’s story; CCS license)  Nov 18, 2018
I Will Sing With the Spirit – Rutter
Wade in the Water – Hogan
Let There Be Light – CourtneyNov 4, 2018
Bach: Cantata 79 – 1. God Is Sun and Shield
Bach: Cantata 79 – 4&5. Recit, Duet
Gjeilo: Luminous Night of the Soul
Graun: Concerto  Adagio    Allegro
Handel: Concerto
Hymn: Lauda Anima
Rutter: The Lord Bless You & Keep YouOct 28, 2018
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Battle of Jericho   Hogan
Prayer of Being   HayesThe Lord’s Prayer  – Malotte (Ray Bauwens, tenor)
Daley In Remembrance 2018.mp3
Hampton Praise His Holy Name 2018.mp3
Daley Come renew us 2018.mp3
Mathias Let the people praise thee 2018.mp3
Daley Psalm 100 antiphonal 2018.mp3
Halley Gods unchanging hand 2018.mp3
Kramer souvenier – recorder.mp3
Hogan didnt my lord deliver daniel.mp3
15-fold amen.mp3  (April Fool’s Sunday)
Crouch Let the Church Say Amen.mp3
Phillips the house of faith.mp3
Silvester Built On a Rock.mp3

Hallelujah Chorus (End) + Widor Toccata postlude (April Fools version)

2018 Court Hill Music Festival Details & Tickets


Links for Christmas Fanfares Concert – Dec 3, 2017
Youtube of Gloria (First Movement)
Concert Program Notes     Bios

Links for Online Pgm Notes for All Souls Haydn Paukenmesse – Nov 5, 2017

Annual Meeting Links – Additional information about our music program: