West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Christmas Eve Services
Choral Holiday Service

Choral Holiday Service

December 12, 2021
Dave Blazer, Worship Leader, Director of Music
Elizabeth Gerencser, Worship Associate
One of the highlights of West Shore's Christmas traditions is our Annual Holiday Choral Concert as part of the B. Neil Davis Artist Series.  This year, our West Shore Choir will perform the outstanding "Gloria" by John Rutter, his most frequently recorded, large-scale piece.  Andy Pongracz and Bruce Golden will be joining us in the Choir Loft on timpani and percussion.


Youth Service: Growth in a Community

Youth Service: Growth in a Community

February 16, 2020

by West Shore Youth Group, Worship Leaders

Once every year our youth prepare and deliver a Sunday morning service for the congregation. The services provided by the youth are typically heartfelt, engaging, and inspiring. This year’s service is on the theme “Community.” The Youth will be sharing what it's like to grow up and GROW in a Community; whether that community is church, family or another type of community.


The Times They are 'a Changing by Bob Dylan Performed by The Byrds

Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan Performed by Abby Rosu & Seth Wanner

Changes by David Bowie

All Souls Service

All Souls Service

November 3, 2018

by Barbara Walker

Worship Associate

A service to remember those no longer amongst the living.


The Organ with Large Choral Work

The Organ with Large Choral Work

May 19, 2013

Our annual Spring Choral Service will feature the works of French organist and composer, Maurice Durufle. The Requiem, op. 9, was commissioned in 1947 by the French music publisher Durand and is written in memory of the composer's father. Our West Shore Choir joins the Holtkamp organ to present this dramatic choral work.

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Magnificat <br />by John Rutter

by John Rutter

December 16, 2012

John Rutter's initial inspiration for his Magnificat was another great masterpiece, The Magnificat by J.S. Bach. The Magnificat, the canticle of Mary (Luke 1: 46-55) traditionally formed part of the ancient service of Vespers in the medieval Roman rite. It has been set to music more often than any liturgical text other than the Mass itself.The West Shore Choir is joined by a chamber orchestra to present this work along with special holiday organ selections to open and close this special morning. Following an introit that includes our Junior Choir.

Featuring the West Shore Choir David Blazer, Director

“The World Beloved” <br />Service offered by the West Shore Choir <br />David Blazer, Director

“The World Beloved”
Service offered by the West Shore Choir
David Blazer, Director

May 20, 2012

To bring the solemnity of the classical-based Mass together with the down-home sparkle of bluegrass – now there’s an assignment. Your assignment is to make sure you attend the annual Spring Choral Sunday. We return to ONE service only. The West Shore Choir will present The World Beloved – A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett. Guest musicians will assemble to form a Bluegrass Band to accompany this work. Also, a Ceremony of Child Dedication will be celebrated on this Mother's Day. The Outreach Offering for this month will be given to the Joyful Noise Music School.

Tenebrae Service

Tenebrae Service

April 6, 2012

Tenebrae means "darkness" and "shadows," and explores the betrayal and death of Jesus of Nazareth through both ancient and modern testimony.

With: Reverend Kathleen Rolenz, Reverend Wayne Arnason, Music Director David Blazier, Worship Associate Anne Obradovich, Worship Associate Tom Hughes, Worship Associate Anne Osborne, Jim Felder, Sarah Belles, and Clint Anderson.

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