“This is your chance! I believe everyone has at least one good song in them. There is spirit waiting to break through in all of us, if we are open to it.”
Category: From your Music Director
Music Director Ebee Bromley Monthly Blog
Delight, our theme for the month, and delicious share etymological root. This feels right, delight can feed the soul in a joyful way. We have to open up and let delight in for it to do so.
This framework makes me think of Elise Witt’s … read more.
Here’s a song in our hymnal that grew out of the Carlsbad Decrees in Germany, around the 1840s. It made it’s way into our hymnal, published close to 30 years ago in 1993 under the section ‘The Life Of Integrity’ as #291 Die Gedanken … read more.
Have you ever been gifted or have you ever gifted to someone a playlist? Was it to give to a new love? Was it to share with an old friend? Was it to help you mark a season of life?
Whether it was through 8-track, tape, … read more.
If you’re having a hard time tapping into your wonder place this month, try singing to yourself this tune, turning to something ordinary nearby and ask a question about it.
The melody is a Transylvanian folk tune, the lyrics are by Carl Seaburg, long … read more.
For hundreds of thousands of years singing and songs have been a tool to bolster our courage.
Another way we can “have heart” when faced with a path that feels daunting is to use curiosity and a spirit of adventure!
In September we … read more.
Last week, I attended the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries Conference and Songleaders Convergence. It was restorative, regenerative, and reinvigorating. There will be many ways I’ll be sharing what I learned and relearned over the course of those six days with you … read more.
John O’Donohue writes “One of the huge confusions in our times is to mistake glamor for beauty…”
This rings true to me. Too often we fixate on the glamour of The Louvre or a concert stage. Not often enough do many of us take the time … read more.
Think of the first instrument you were ever taught in school. Was it the recorder for you as well? Or maybe it was the ukulele. Remember how slow it was to change between one note or chord to the next. Remember how awkward you first felt to do something new? But you kept at it…
This month our collective focus at UUBerks is exploring ways in which our times call us to “Open to Joy.”
Certainly the music of this month often resounds with Joy. A lot of songs tell us to be joyful “Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice Greatly!” Handel wrote. He … read more.