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MUSIC PROGRAM

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Meet The Director

LuWayne Arnold is a professional musician who has served many churches. LuWayne has led United Church’s music program for over 7 years. We are all blessed by Luwayne's faithfulness and by her musical talent. In her capacity she oversees both our chancel and bell choir, and provides music for all services of worship.

In addition to our Sunday morning worship gatherings, our Music Ministry organizes events throughout the year bringing in some of the best musicians around.

For more information on upcoming events or even how you can be involved in our music program, please see below.


CHANCEL CHOIR

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The United Church of Marco chancel choir provides beautiful hymns during the 10 a.m. worship each Sunday during season. Being a member of the UCMI chancel choir provides many opportunities to perform, even outside of the choir. Our men’s quartet performs multiple times during season and many of our choir members perform solos during summer worship. Choir practice begins October 31st. The group meets each Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m.

The children of UCMI are also given the opportunity to be apart of the choir! The UCMI children’s choir performs at least twice a year. Practice for children’s choir begins November 1st at 11:00 a.m.


BELL CHOIR

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The United Church of Marco bell choir provides beautiful music throughout the year. We are always looking for new members, especially those who read music — no handbell experience required! Rehearsals are every Thursday, beginning October 31st from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


UCMI BAND

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Did you play an instrument in school or University?

Looking for a fun way to pick up that instrument and reconnect with music?

The United Church Band is always looking for new members. The band performs at the annual UCMI Jazz Service in addition to multiple performances throughout the season.

If you play an instrument, we’d love to have you. Please contact Wes English through our church office.


SPECIAL EVENTS

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CHRISTMAS CAROLING TROLLEY RIDE
December 1st, 2019 5:00 PM

Join members of the congregation for the annual Christmas caroling event. The trolly will pick everyone up at the Church at 5:00 PM. We will stop at various houses and bless them with beautiful Christmas carols.

Following the caroling, all are invited to join us for dinner in Dissler Hall at 6:00 PM.

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HEATHER THORN - Xylophone performance
JaNUARY 12th, 2020 4:00 PM

Heather Thorn is an accomplished artist whose performance career spans the fields of music, acting and modeling. In 2011, Heather was a featured guest artist on xylophone in the Michael Andrew Swingin’ Christmas show. Heather has performed with the Asheville and Fayetteville Symphonies and has appeared as a soloist with the percussion ensembles of University of North Carolina- Asheville, University of North Carolina- Greensboro and Ithaca College. Heather joins us in January for an afternoon performance at UCMI!

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NAPLES PHILHARMONIC
February 7th, 2020 7:30 PM

Radu Paponiuconductor
Kristen Sonnebornbassoon

Caroline Shaw — Entr’acte for String Orchestra
Gatti — Bassoon Concerto
Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

The Naples Philharmonic performs Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte for String Orchestra, Gatti’s Bassoon Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” at the United Church of Marco Island.

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JAZZ SERVICE
FEBRUARY 23rd, 2020 7:00 PM

One of our most popular concerts has turned into an annual event that proves lively and enjoyable for all ages!

More information coming soon!

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DR. BILLY KIM and the Korean children’s chorus
MARCH 15th, 2020 7:00 PM

Recognized as a senior Christian statesman and international leader, Dr. Billy Kim's remarkable career of ministry includes pastoral and church leadership, evangelism, and influence within business and political circles that have made a significant impact for God's kingdom.

Dr. Billy Kim will be providing the sermon on Sunday, March 15th and the children’s choir will be performing during both the 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. service. The children’s choir will then provide a performance in the Church Sanctuary at 7 p.m.

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Naples Philharmonic
March 27th, 2020 7:30 PM

Radu Paponiuconductor
James Cochranchorus director

Mozart — Overture to Idomeneo
Brahms — Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Haydn — Mass in C Major, “Paukenmesse”

Hear Mozart’s Overture to Idomeneo, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn and Haydn’s Mass in C Major, “Paukenmesse,” in this orchestra performance out on the town.