The experience of music is a fundamental element of worship at our Fellowship, created through the steady efforts of volunteers, our professional music director, and occasional guest musicians.
If you haven't filled out a music survey lately, and are interested, here's an online form to let us know what you're interested in, or make other comments.
Our adult choir holds weekly rehearsals (Wednesday evening) during the program year, and performs about once a month under the direction of our Music Director, Carrie Bastian. Experience is welcome, but not necessary. We seek to have fun, learn and grow as musicians, and to make our rehearsal time a spiritual practice. Childcare is available (by advance arrangement).
Soloists or small groups are invited to volunteer for Sunday mornings or special occasions. See "Instrumental Musicians" below.
Our Music Director, Carrie Bastian (208 283-4152, ) coordinates volunteers and guests for Sunday mornings, playing the piano or other instruments for incidental music (Prelude, Meditation, Offertory), and to accompany congregational singing.
The choir has occasional performances that include accompaniment with other instruments (flute, strings, percussion, etc.)
(We have a small budget for honoraria for non-member guest musicians, and we ask for the gift of members' and friends' musical contributions.)
The Music Committee provides oversight for music at BUUF, coordinates with the Sunday Services committee and other events, works with the Personnel committee to manage hiring and review of our paid staff (currently the Music Director, and our choir accompanist), and the budget for music. We typically meet once a month, with additional communication by email.
The current committee chair is Tom von Alten; contact him at 208 378-1217, or .