Our Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) strives to have a vibrant, diverse music program dedicated to complementing the message of our Sunday services. For many, music helps elevate important thoughts to a more spiritual or emotional plane—one where greater meaning can be discovered.
Greetings from Shawn and Abbey Allison, Music Co-Directors
We are thrilled to be here, starting the congregational year as your new music co-directors! We look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you in the coming months, and we deeply appreciate the warm welcome you have already given us. Our goal as music directors is to support and enhance the message of each service by sharing a diverse range of musical styles, instruments, and guests.
We are also very excited to start choir rehearsals on Thursdays at 6:30pm on the Pavilion. Singing together as a community is a way that humans have connected to and supported each other for eons, so it has been particularly difficult during this past year and a half to learn that one of the activities that could help us cope with this stressful, frightening situation is in fact risky for us to do. We will be following scientific recommendations regarding masking and distancing, but we have high hopes of beginning to sing together in person soon! We are hoping to start the youth choir rehearsals this fall, too—again, following scientific recommendations for how to do this safely. If you’re interested in joining the choir, either for the first time or as a returning member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In fact, if you would like to be involved in music at UUCGN in any way—as a guest musician in a service, or by sponsoring a concert, for example—please contact us.
Participating in our choir, singing hymns together, and enjoying the musical gifts provided by our pianists and guest soloists help us explore the world and our place in it, creating a wonderful feeling of community and joy.