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.
|Maura 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.
|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 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.
|Chuck Walker, Bass
Bassist Chuck Walker has been a music teacher and performer for nearly two decades. Inspired and mentored by jazz legend Daniel Jackson, Chuck earned his Master’s of Creative Arts degree from San Francisco State University and currently works as an instructor at the Musical Suite in Newburyport, teaching guitar, bass, piano, and directing ensembles. His own band, the Chuck Walker Trio, often features the talented instrumentalists and singers of Boston’s North Shore. Whether nurturing the potential of his students, creating innovative compositions, or performing on stage, his contagious passion for music connects and empowers those around him.