Music Sundays

Paul Winter's Missa Gaia at The Universalist Church of West Hartford
Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, April 2016

Music Sunday at the Universalist ChurchDon't miss these inspiring, music-filled services in our beautiful sanctuary. 

Two times a year, our church musicians lead our Sunday worship service with a program devoted to a particular theme or a large-scale work. We often collaborate with local professional musicians and with the choir from the Unitarian Society of Hartford.  

Music Sundays are held in the Spring and Fall. 
A sampling of our past Music Sunday programs: 

SPRING 2019: The music of Charles Koechlin

FALL 2018: Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass plus music by Oliver Nelson, Raymond Scott and others

SPRING 2018: The Reverend Dr. Adam Robersmith's Installation 

FALL 2017: The Advent and Christmas music of Dieterich Buxtehude in Celebration of the 500th Anniversay of the Reformation

SPRING 2017: Martin Palmeri's Misatango (CT premiere) featuring Infinitango and members of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra

FALL 2016: Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending plus other music for Veteran's Day

SPRING 2016 - Paul Winter's Missa Gaia

SPRING 2015: The music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra  

FALL 2014: Gabriel Faure’s Requiem with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra  

SPRING 2014: Franz Schubert’s Mass in G with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra                    

FALL 2013: BRITTEN @ 100: a celebration of the music of Benjamin Britten

SPRING 2013: Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with bluegrass band                       

FALL 2012: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with chamber orchestra

SPRING 2012: Selections from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts with the Al Fenton Big Band

FALL 2011: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (KV 427) with chamber orchestra

SPRING 2011: Gospel Music and Spirituals

FALL 2010: Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria (RV 589)

SPRING 2010: A Celebration of Music from (and inspired by) Africa with guest percussionists

FALL 2009: Star in the East: A Celebration of Advent Music from the Middle Ages through the Present Day

SPRING 2009: Spring Returns: A Celebration of Seasonal Madrigals and Part-Songs from Europe and Beyond

FALL 2008: Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols