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Unity Singers
Concerts with a Cause
Ruth Palmer, Director
Sunday, March 27, 2011

About US

Unity Singers is Unity Church's auditioned a cappella sixteen-voice ensemble. Having performed at the American National Convention in March 2009, their involvement is built on a passion for singing and willingness to work towards an ensemble of excellence capable of sharing varied musical genres with the community. All singers are members of Unity Church-Unitarian and volunteer their talents to offer the musical gift of this ensemble. Their work can be found on Unity's 2008 Unity Music CD.

Part 1

Intro 1 Karyn Wrenshall, Steve Harper
Always Singing - Music by Dale Warland (2008)
Timor et Tremor (Traditional Latin) - Terry Schlenker
La Rose Complete - Marten Johannes Lauridsen

Part 2

Intro 2 Brian Newhouse, Russ Heckendorf
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel/arranged by Kirby Shaw
Hold Me, Rock Me - Brian Tate
There Will Be Rest - Frank Ticheli
By and By (Spiritual) - setting Carol Barnett

Part 3

Intro 3 - Marg Walker, Chris Crosby-Schmidt
Shenandoah (American Folk Song) - arranged by James Erb
Son De Camaguey (Cuban Folk Song) - Stephen Hatfield, Percussion: Steve Lewis & Bill Webb
Introductions: Men
Wana Baraka - Shawn Kirchner, Solo: Ty Wilson, Percussion: Steve Lewis & Bill Webb
Introductions: Women
Let Me Fly (Traditional) - Solos: Amber Lockridge, Lorelee Wederstrom

Part 4

Intro 4 - Charlie Caswell, Lorelee Wederstrom
Voice Dance - Greg Jasperse
Imagine - John Lennon/arranged by Roger Emerson, Solos: Amber Lockridge, Estelle Brouwer, Ellen Merlin, Steve Nelson
One Voice - Ruth Moody/arranged Bob Peskin, Solo: Amber Lockridge, Duo: Cathy & Chris Crosby-Schmidt, Trio: Amber Lockridge, Ellen Merlin, Steve Nelson

Our Cause

The generous donations accepted at this concert were collected to benefit Circle of Peace, a St. Paul neighborhood grassroots organization of peacemakers committed to breaking the cycle of inner city youth violence. Circle of Peace, composed of Totem Town juvenile offenders, parents, grandparents, and community members, has great potential for impacting the community by creating a different, more positive relationship with youth in trouble. The circle has met once a week at Unity Church-Unitarian since March 2010, providing dinner hour meals and writing materials to all participants for developing plans for success. The Unity Church-Unitarian Restorative Justice Ministry Team and its community partner, Amicus, both support this exciting new community effort.

Who Are We?

1st Soprano: Amber Lockridge & Cathy Crosby-Schmidt
2nd Soprano: Angela Newhouse, Karyn Wrenshall
1st Alto: Marg Walker, Estelle Brouwer
2nd Alto: Lorelee Wederstrom, Ellen Merlin
Ty Wilson, Steve Nelson, Steve Harper, Chris Crosby-Schmidt, Russ Heckendorf, Brian Newhouse, Charlie Caswell, Bob Peskin