Special Events

Orchestra at Shelter Rock Annual Summer Concert

Return of the Annual Summer Concert
Stephen Michael Smith, Music Director

UNHEARD VOICES: 3 Women Composers for Orchestra
Live Onsite In-Person and Live-Streamed Online

Louise Farrenc, Overture No 1, op 23 Florence Price, Symphony No 1 in E minor Margaret Bonds: Five Spirituals for Voice and Orchestra Anthony McGlaun, soloist Open to everyone - $10 at the door Air conditioned; handicapped accessible; free parking Reception to meet the artists following the concert. Anthony P. McGlaun is noted for his clarity of tone, musicality and expressive delivery of text. He has a BA from Morehouse College and MM from UNI, and has made role debuts with Lyric Opera of Chicago in Porgy and Bess and San Francisco Opera in Showboat. He has also appeared with Spoletto Music Festival and New Orleans Opera. This fall, Mr. McGlaun will appear at the Metropolitan Opera in Porgy and Bess. He is a much sought after soloist, recitalist, and lecturer, specializing in the Negro Spiritual and work of African-American composers of Art Songs. Mr. McGlaun uses these musical opportunities to further the cause of social justice.

Special Messiah Sing Rebroadcast

George Frideric Handel 's Messiah Sing, Featuring the Orchestra at Shelter Rock conducted by Stephen Michael Smith, The UUCSR Choir, and Professional Soloists. Watch Handel's Messiah with us and sing along as loudly as you would like.

Stories From the Rock is the culmination of workshops with professional coach Tracey Segarra, award-winning storyteller, and producer of the live acclaimed show, Now You're Talking. You'll hear great storytellers tell great stories. The theme for the first Stories From the Rock event was WORTH, which is the root of all worship. Saturday, June 5, 2021.

A virtual celebration of the artistic and creative talents of Shelter Rock’s children, youth, and young adults. Singing, Dancing, Instrumental Selections, Visual Arts. Host Karin Lyngstad-Hughes. This is an hour you will not forget that will give you hope for the future.

As with many things, the Annual Messiah Sing will take a different form and be virtual this year. Messiah 2020 will include clips from past Messiah Sings at Shelter Rock, personal reflections, and stories from behind the scenes from our choir and soloists, and a new virtual performance of the Hallelujah chorus. Join in to celebrate the holidays in this new, COVID-safe way. First aired: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

December 2020 Virtual Exhibit

You are invited to view the 2020 Annual RE Art Exhibit! The 3rd Annual RE Art Exhibition is now a digital show! All are welcome to see the debut of our virtual exhibit featuring works of art created entirely by the children and youth in the UUCSR Religious Education program! Enjoy. Opening Reception: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM via Zoom.

<Saturday, November 14, 2020. 7:00 PM sharp! Be there!

A wide variety of performances are held throughout the year (often on Sunday afternoons). Some are annual events and some are special events.

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