Saturday, August 30, 2014

Music


Music opens the soul and prepares one to experience the presence of God. UOTR takes pride in its unique music program, which attracts talent from all over New England and incorporates many musical genres, including gospel, blues, rock, R&B, chant, and folk. Because creative expression and innovation is an integral part of the ministry at UOTR, there is a also commitment to draw upon the rich pool of talent within UOTR’s own congregation.

Each week, music is carefully selected to enhance the spiritual theme for both the Sunday and Wednesday services .

If  you wish to serve on this ministry, contact Maura Lynch.

Music Team Description

Ken ClarkMaura Lynch, Director of Music Ministry
Maura Lynch joined us as the Director of Music Ministry in June of 2012. As the owner of the music school Mo-Co Music in Arlington MA for over 10 years, a choir and musical theatre director and a K-8 music teacher for over 15 years, Maura was drawn to Unity as a way to combine her skills and share her music ministry in a vibrant, spiritually committed community. A graduate and academic scholarship recipient from Boston University with a music degree in voice performance, post-graduate course work from the Berklee College of Music and the Longy School of Music, Maura has performed contemporary, original and classical music nationally and internationally as a vocalist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC Chorus and Orchestra and the composer and lead vocalist for her original band, Simply Elated.

Ketih Bickford

Keith Bickford, Guitar
Keith started out as a congregant and within a few weeks, joined the band and is now an integral part of the team.

Steve ChaggarisSteve Chaggaris, Drums
Steve Chaggaris is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music (B.M. 1992) and the New England Conservatory of Music. Steve has amassed an extensive performance résumé, with appearances throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He has performed and/or recorded with a wide array of diverse artists.

Steve is a member of the Ken Clark Organ Trio, and also leads his own jazz group, the Tough Love Trio.