“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato There is not a single person in the universe who doesn't love some form of music. That's why it's called the universal language. When we listen to music we frequently become aware that we've somehow become connected to our souls. When we participate in creating it we become more and more convinced that something miraculous and magical is happening. As Thomas Carlyle put it: “Music is well said to be the speech of angels.”
This month's theme: Taboos
Speaker: Jon Arterton
Jon has been been singing more or less professionally since he was eight years old. He majored in music at Chapel Hill before going to New England Conservatory in Boston for his Master's Degree. He got the theater bug and moved to NYC where he was in a Broadway show (that closed the first night!). He formed a proudly a cappella group called The Flirtations which performed for a decade around the world in various places including Carnegie Hall, at the LGBTQ March on Washington, the Gay Games at Yankee Stadium and in the film Philadelphia. He led the music program at Provincetown's UU Meeting House on Cape Cod for 15 years before moving to St. Petersburg in 2016. A few years ago Jon and his husband James released a CD of our favorite songs called "Legally Married and the Sky Didn't Fall." He now conducts the choir at St. Pete's UU Church and his 150-voice community chorus, The One City Chorus, that sings songs of social justice, civil rights and equality.
The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
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Infant care is available during both services.
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