We’re a congregation that loves music! We like to sing, and we welcome all music into our services–not just good old-fashioned hymns, but chants from many traditions, jazz, rock, gospel, folk, country, you name it. We want to become known as the place in Sonoma County for great music on Sunday morning.
The UUP choir, Larking About, meets each week and regularly performs during services. We’ve sung everything from the Indigo Girls to the Grateful Dead, from Thomas Morley to Randall Thompson, from bluegrass-based songs to Bobby McFerrin jazz, from Shape Note to the Beatles, and chants from Tibet, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
We have a Folk Band, which is a loose aggregation of musicians of all stripes and levels who volunteer to form as-needed song-leading groups. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome! We’ve led the congregation in singing songs like Joni Mitchell’s “Circle Game,” Kate Wolf’s “Give Yourself to Love,” and Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London.”
A Youth Choir, Frolicking About, performs occasionally.
The Incubators (Playing in our service on June 2, 2013, and the following Sunday, June 9, in our concert series!)
Bobby Jo Valentine
Jill Cohn and Dave Sampson
John Maher, aka “Petaluma Pete”
Sandy and Richard Riccardi
If you are a local or touring musician, please contact us for information on how to be part of our services! There’s a good possibility we can host a house concert for you in conjunction with your contribution to a service. firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Music Wrangler David Dodd at email@example.com, to get involved in any way.