Arrogant Doormats Concert
Date / Time:
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 7:30pm

The Arrogant Doormats play jazz and more - Louis Durra, piano, Larry Steen, bass and Jerry Kalaf, drums. Come to the Second Sunday supper, stay for the music!  Suggested donation $10, reception after the concert.

Yale University's "Out of the Blue" in Concert
Date / Time:
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Yale University's a cappella choir "Out of the Blue" will be perform exciting original vocal arrangements of popular tunes.  They have travelled across the U.S. and abroad and this year's tour takes them to Los Angeles, Boston and Brazil!  Come catch their act while they're in town.   Suggested donation $10.  To learn more about the group, visit their website at www.yaleootb.com.

Singer & Guitarist Jim Harmon at Sunday Services
Date / Time:
Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 9:00am

Singer and guitarist Jim Harmon will be the guest musician for our Sunday service.  For the past couple of years you have enjoyed his lovely playing at the Dining For Dollars Choir Event.  Inspired by artists like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, Harmon brings a fresh style to old favorites and his original tunes.

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.