Music at UUP
“Come Let us Sing Sing Sing….!”
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 (pictured above) has 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 Nick Lowe’s “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding,” Joni Mitchell’s “Circle Game,” Kate Wolf’s “Give Yourself to Love,” Jackson Browne’s “Rock Me On the Water,” and Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London,” among others.
A Youth Choir, “Frolicking About”
Featured Special Music
We also regularly feature special music. Past and future musicians who have performed at UUP services include:
Roy Book Binder
Bobby Jo Valentine
Jill Cohn and Dave Sampson
John Maher, aka “Petaluma Pete”