A Brief History of UBC Music
While we hold closely to the idea that worship goes beyond singing songs (and everything else we do on Sunday mornings), we have found that music helps us reflect on who we have known God to be, and offers us language to say more about God and faith than we are able to simply speak. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have a talented community of artists under our roof who have gifted us with songs to sing together.
Vol. 1 (2018)
Recorded over the summer months of 2018 at Asterisk Studios, Vol. 1 features five songs that have been in thorough rotation at ubc over the past year. Wideness (a new arrangement of There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy), O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, and Mystery are reimagined offerings of older songs, the first two being 19th century hymns, and the latter being a Charlie Hall song from 2008. Anthem is a Leonard Cohen cover, continuing ubc’s history of embracing material outside the realm of nominally “sacred” songs. And Pulse is an original song about the interconnectivity of creation. As a whole, these songs are about God, our selves, our neighbors and how they all relate
UBC has also been fortunate over the years to have a host of other musicians lend their talents to our music, including: Dutton, Griffin Kelp, Jillian Edwards, Haley Barnes, and Lomelda. (and so many more).
Want to get involved?
Music: If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to know. While we do not do a formal “rotation” of the band on Sunday mornings, we do want to be able to incorporate new musicians as need arises.
Liturgy: If you are gifted with words, we need people who want to help craft the language of the corporate readings we have in our worship service.
Reading: If you are comfortable reading in front of people, we need people every week who are willing to lead the Call to Worship and read Scripture.
Visual Arts: If you are an artist of any sort (painting, graphic design, film, etc.) and are interested in sharing your work with UBC, please let us know!
Performing Arts: If you are gifted at bringing stories and texts to life, we are exploring ways to incorporate performing arts into the worshipping life of the church.