Solo Cello Recital
Date / Time:
Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 1:00pm

Young cellist Evan Kahn will play Bach, Elgar, Piatti & Popper. Evan has played at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Lincoln Center and Disney Hall, and has begun to play solo cello on film scores. Evan is in his senior year at Santa Monica High. Admisstion is free.

For more information, contact Bronwen Jones.

"The Messiah"
Date / Time:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:00pm

Selections from Handel’s Messiah will be performed by Michelle McWilliams, Danielle Marcelle Bond, Steve Grabe and Eric Carampatan, accompanied by a chamber ensemble. Suggested donation is $15, or $10 with a non perishable food donation for the Westside Food Bank. Reception following the performance. Some parking will be available at the Seventh Day Adventist parking lot on 19th street between Arizona and Wilshire. Reservations for the concert can be made at messiah.at.uusm@hotmail.com

L.A. Tapestries Concert
Date / Time:
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 4:00pm

The second L.A. Tapestries concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St. (on the corner of 18th and Arizona) in Santa Monica. Suggested Donation: $10.

The concert will explore the music of some of the greatest composers of all time - Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Handel, Faure, Grieg, Copland, Barber, and others. The group will present music these composers wrote which were influenced by spiritual themes - whether spiritual texts, or the personal journeys of the composers.

The singers:
Michelle McWilliams, soprano
Nandanhi Sinha, Mezzo Soprano
Danielle Marcelle Bond, Mezzo Soprano
Nova Safo, Tenor

They will be accompanied by the very accomplished Hye-Young Kim.

For more information, go to http://latapestries.com

Saturday Spotlight<br />5:30 p.m. (appetizers &amp; drinks), 6:00 p.m. (showtime)
Date / Time:
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:30pm

Our next Saturday Spotlight will start with a little party before settling into the entertainment.  For those who don't know, Saturday Spotlight is a chance for folks to share their talents and creativity.  We are all set up with microphones and the like, with a professional live mix by our very own Norb Gallery.  It's very cool.

So, put on your dance shoes, warm up those vocal chords, limber up your finger tips, write a short story,  and come up with some material!  Churchmember and pianist, Victor Wylie, has offered to play piano for anyone who needs an accompanist.  He can do jazz, he can do pop, he can do classical.  (Please supply sheet music in advance).

Or just come and be entertained.  Trust me, you will be.

After that, you could attend fUUsion's fabulous fundraiser that follows our event - a screening of "Sita Sings The Blues" that will raise money for the deBenneville Pines failing water pipe system.

"Signals" Jazz Band
Date / Time:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 7:00pm

The band “Signals” was formed in the fall of 2009 by pianist Bryan McAllister, inspired by contemporary jazz pioneers such as The Bad Plus, E.S.T, and Kneebody. This young LA-based jazz quartet explores new territory through deeply meditative compositions and a wide use of textures and sounds. Signals will be presenting an interactive, thought-provoking show for all ages and musical tastes. You can hear them at http://www.myspace.com/signalsjazz. Suggested donation is $15 at the door.

Dining for Dollars Choir Concert
Date / Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 7:00pm

Our UUCCSM choir presents a delightful evening of American and international folk music. The repertoire includes pieces from Korea, Africa, Canada and Russia as well as music from different American religious traditions, some of your old favorites and a few surprises! Plan to attend this wonderful annual fundraising concert. Tickets are $15 advance purchase or $17 at the door. Contact Melanie Sharp to purchase tickets. Reception will follow the concert.

Saturday Spotlight Stewardship Celebration
Date / Time:
Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

Let us entertain you! Come hear a variety of music performed by church members, followed by homemade Indian food and wine out on the courtyard as we reflect upon all we love about our blessed community! Free admission, and childcare is available for babies and toddlers. Contact Patrick Meighan for more information.

Tim Fain, Violinist
Date / Time:
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 7:30pm

Tim Fain, virtuoso violinist, will perform a very special solo concert at UUCCSM on Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 PM,, donating his extraordinary talent and time to our music program. Included in the program will be music by JS Bach, Philip Glass, Kevin Puts, and others. A reception and CD signing will follow immediately after the concert. Suggested donation is $20. Free parking will be available at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital parking structure at 1311 16th St. (between Arizona and Santa Monica Blvd). For more information, contact Peter Van den Beemdt.

The Louis Durra Trio
Date / Time:
Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 7:30pm

This will be the trio’s final concert of the season. Come to the Second Sunday supper at 6:00 pm and make it an evening! $10 suggested donation, reception following the concert.

&quot;Getting to Know You&quot;: A Musical Tea Party in the cottage
Date / Time:
Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 12:15pm

Tea, sherry, sandwiches and scones will be served, along with a little entertainment, and information about our music program. Please join us, perhaps we can even tempt you into getting involved!