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. Mark your calendar now for this upcoming date:
SPRING 2017: Sunday, March 5

A sampling of our past Music Sunday programs: 

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