Music is interwoven into the All Souls fabric. It amplifies the readings and messages we hear on Sunday mornings, beckons us down new paths of exploration, and gives us a life-affirming outlet for expression.
Guided by our Music Director, Mark Arnest, All Souls provides a range of musical experiences that evoke a spiritual response in each of us―whether we are performing or taking in the performance. These experiences are described below:
- Hymns: On Sundays, the congregation sings hymns drawn mostly from the UUA’s two hymnals: Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey.
- Choir: The All Souls Choir sings once or twice a month at Sunday services and at special events, from a repertoire that includes spiritual and relevant secular music.
- Band: The All Souls Band occasionally performs, or supports the All Souls Choir and guest musicians, at Sunday services and special events.
- Guest Musicians: We occasionally invite guest musicians to perform at Sunday services. Guests have included classical guitarists, folk and gospel singers, Native American flautists, jazz bands, and Japanese Taiko drummers.
- Music Services: Several times a year, we use music instead of prose to deliver the message. Mardi Gras Sunday and the Christmas Cantata are annual events. Other musical services have addressed Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, and the making of new year’s resolutions.
- Concerts: All Souls has hosted concerts by such diverse performers as Highwheeler, the Veronika String Quartet, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Mythica, and Joe Uveges.