“Highlights from George Gershwin”

Sunday, March 12 at 3 PM
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ
Highlights from Porgy and Bess, and Rhapsody in Blue
William Amory, Porgy
Kristine Hart, Bess
Richard Gillyard, Sportin’ Life and Mingo
Mark Wilson, Jake and Crown
Lindsey Nye, Maria
Pamela Olsen, Clara and Serena
Eric Olsen, Music Director and piano
Peggy Hsaio, organ
A freewill donation will be taken at the door
Union Congregational Church will present a concert entitled “Highlights from George Gershwin” on Sunday, March 12 at 3 PM.  The concert will feature the members of the Sanctuary Choir, as well as the choir’s accomplished section leaders, in highlights from Gershwin’s beautiful and unique opera Porgy and Bess. Music Director Eric Olsen will accompany the choir, and will also perform Gershwin’s marvelous Rhapsody in Blue on piano, accompanied by Peggy Hsaio on the organ. Selections from Porgy and Bess include Summertime, My Man’s Gone Now, I Got Plenty o’ Nothin’ , and It Ain’t Necessarily So, among others.  All concert proceeds will go toward the church’s Music Fund, which helps fund the music program throughout the year.  

Praising God Through Song

Music is a big part of who we are. The Sanctuary Choir is here each Sunday morning at the 10 AM service. The Children’s Choir and Youth Choir also share their talents once a month or so. Bell Choirs also enhance our worship a few times a year with the UCC Ringers, an adult choir, and the Key of C, our youth choir. Solos and small ensembles also spring up under the guidance of our Music Director. We are fortunate to have talented congregants willing to share what God has blessed them with. Jazz, gospel, and traditional hymns are sung during the worship service.

Choir Rehearsal Schedules

Everyone is encouraged to join the music program at whatever time commitment you have to give.

  • Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday nights @ 8 PM and Sunday mornings at 9 AM
  • Children’s Choir for K-5th grade rehearses Sunday mornings 11:30-12:00 noon
  • Youth Choir for 6-th grade rehearses Sunday evenings during Soul Café.
  • UCC Ringers: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm, Sanctuary. 

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Montclair, NJ 07043

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