Jubilate Singers Sunday, Jan. 27

5:30 PM at UUCUV–Friends of Music Event

Watch a stirring documentary about Estonia’s “Singing Revolution”, followed by performance of Estonian freedom songs by the Jubilate Singers of the Upper Valley (“JS”). “JS” is one of only three North American non-Estonian Choirs to be invited to sing in the 2019 Estonian Song Celebration. JS will join with over 1,100 Estonian Choirs (20,000 singers) to sing Estonian songs for an audience of over 125,000 next July. Come be moved by the story and the music.

February 3: Trust in Troubled Times

10 AM with Guest Speaker Judy Anne Williams

Our guest speaker for February 3 is Judy Anne Williams a member of the Quaker Society of Friends in Hanover.  She will explore with us the question of whether we can trust when we are surrounded by injustice and suffering. Judy will offer her thoughts on some different ways of considering this dilemma.   Her remarks will offer her perspective on Quaker values and theology and give us an opportunity to expand our spiritual horizon and better acquaint ourselves the Society of Friends.

February Theme: Trust

What does it mean to be a  people of trust? February’s theme gives us many opportunities to explore ways in which trust plays a part in our spiritual lives. What is it we put our trust in? And can we trust life and its flow even when everything is falling apart?

Wrensong Concert Jan.13, 2019 at 2:30 PM

The theme of the program is “Longing, Happiness and Regret,” explored in music about places, love, and the spirit. We sing songs of desire for Innsbruck, California, and Jerusalem, of happiness in spring groves and heavenly chariots, and of regret for youthful offenses and surrendered loves. Music has to power to distill and intensify feelings, and we draw on composers from Josquin to Motown to unleash this power on these three fundamental emotions.

Wrensong is a group of accomplished singers drawn from Vermont and New Hampshire’s Upper Valley communities.  We are devoted to presenting the best in small group choral music, with a particular focus on the vocal treasures of the Renaissance.  Wrensong’s repertoire ranges from the secular to the religious, and our concerts often include narration aimed at giving audiences a context for listening with understanding.  Wrensong has performed in many venues around Vermont and New Hampshire, including concerts and devotionals at the Vermont State House, and in services at Harvard’s Memorial Church.

January 27: Another World Is Possible: The Legacy of MLK

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

January Theme: Possibility

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

What does it mean to be people of Possibility?

As Unitarian Universalists possibility is most central to our faith. When many were preaching that this world was fallen, and people should look instead to the hope of an afterlife, we found ourselves falling in love with the possibility of heaven on earth.

As individuals, can we show up with our minds and hearts open to the possibilities of both stability and change? Both comfort and challenge? And what is possible as a community which is greater than the sum of our parts?

Can we examine what we thought was impossible?