Live music is part of our worship every Sunday. We have our Music Director, Molly Watson, to thank for this! Molly coordinate and schedules live music year-round, as well as directing our choir. Molly has a very diverse musical background, and as served as a church Music Director for more than a decade. Molly’s day job is working the Watson’s Acres flower farm with her husband, Brent.
The type of music varies greatly and includes four-part classical choral harmonies, jazzy pieces, spirituals, Jewish songs in Hebrew, flute and piano duets, recorder solos, guitar hymn accompaniment, folksongs, some international hymns and folksongs, piano solos, small vocal ensembles, piano hymn accompaniment, and more!
From late September through early June, the Choir sings during nearly every Sunday service. During certain holiday weekends when many choir members are out of town, small ensembles and soloists from the congregation provide the music.
Our Pianist, Holly Kessis, often plays the piano for prelude and the offertory as well as accompanying the congregation on hymns and the choir with its piece for the week. Holly is an experienced pianist, teacher, and composer with a Masters degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
Music at NUUC is inspiring!