Donna Dearth, Music Director
I am excited to begin this new year and want to thank you for making me feel so welcomed in your community. I hope everyone had a great summer and took time to relax and connect to our beautiful surroundings. I was fortunate to do a lot of travelling especially to Boothbay ME (4 times) where my sister and her family summer.
Sing In Our Choir!
The choir will be rehearsing on Thursday nights 7:30-9:00pm until June. We will perform on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We would love to have more people join us for this music ministry. We are especially looking for tenors this year!
I also want to incorporate as many musicians/singers/dancers as we can into our service on Sunday mornings. Please let me know if you are interested in performing. We will be singing some new material from a curriculum called “Soul Matters” which will be incorporated in all aspects of the church.
Our KUUC Choir is looking forward to preparing anthems and songs to sing for upcoming services. We invite and encourage new folks to join us or come and try us out. Our choir members are both readers and non-readers who enjoy singing. The ability to match pitches is most helpful.
Donna Dearth recently retired from being a music educator for 35 years at Marlborough School and an adjunct professor of music at Keene State College. Originally from the Boston area, she got her Bachelor of Music Education degree at KSC in 1981 and a Masters in Education in 1993. Donna was the former Music Director at the Federated Church in Marlborough NH where she served for 5 years. She is thrilled to be Music Director at the U.U.C. and has loved the warm welcome from everybody!
She has been a piano entertainer for 40 years as a solo player and keyboardist in various bands in Boston and in Keene. She teaches piano lessons privately, and leads the chorus at American House in Keene.
She has 2 daughters Amy and Megan, a son-in-law Chris and a new granddaughter Emily. She loves to spend time with her family and her dog Tilly. She also loves to garden, ski, snowshoe and travel.