At the heart of Unity on the River is a great blessing – the ever generous support of music and the Music Ministry!! Under the direction of Maura Lynch, the Director of the Music Ministry, Sunday services at Unity on the River are enriched weekly with a professional band featuring Keith Bickford on guitar, Steve Chaggaris on drums, Maura Lynch on Keys and conducting, Chuck Walker on bass, professional guest vocalists, sound tech engineer Brian Doser, live CDs recorded weekly and state of the art gear for all of our musicians as well as our Unity Community Choir. The Music Director is invited by our minister Rev. Ogun Holder to co-create each and every service together through themes, vision and a shared love of Gospel, R&B, Rock and especially original music! We are treated regularly to the fabulous song stylings of artists such as Patty Barkas, Brian Doser, Amadee Castenell, Brian Hallisey, Trish Ives, Meg Rayne, Lesley Smith, Lynne Taylor, Torch Productions & Alex Valente.
While richly rewarded with the funding to offer professional quality music each and every Sunday, the Music Ministry also offers many opportunities for the community to participate. The Unity Community Choir is open to All congregants; those willing to share their gifts and talents weekly to raise their voices and bring the Unity message through song.
The magnificent sanctuary facility of Unity on the River also offers many opportunities for concerts, musical theatre, seminars and sacred services to community members and to the public alike. This upcoming year there will be an additional Unity Community Concert Choir created for specialty services and upcoming concert series as well as community outreach to a new upcoming generation of young musicians and artists. Outreach to the Community College network in collaboration with Unity to enrich their expression and to gain essential professional experience to guide their artistry, spirituality and prosperity!
Unity on the River has a dynamic music team who performs music on Sundays as well as special events and concerts.
The unique music ministry thrives. It 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. there is a also commitment to draw upon the rich pool of talent within Unity’s own congregation. Guest musicians for Sunday are announced the week before the service on the home page.
Music from previous services can be heard on our Live Stream.