The goal of the Fund Raising Events Committee is to support UUCB ministry and services by organizing events to support our financial stability, including concerts, an Appraisal Fair, Christmas Fair, Spring Auction, and other events. All money raised over our financial goal goes to outreach.

Visiting Auburn, Maine?  Check out our sister concert series, “Concerts for a Cause” at the First Universalist Church of Auburn.

Under The Song Tree

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Maine

Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The acoustic union of three established Maine songwriters (Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, Lynn Deeves) resulted in such a positive response that in 2000 the trio recorded a CD, under the song tree LIVE.  The CD clearly demonstrates their talents as seasoned musicians and songwriters, and their strength as a trio of performers who are passionate about music. In 2002, NH’s Jam Music Magazine readers voted them “Folk Artist of the Year.”  Their reunion concert features acoustic guitars, flute, harmonica, a variety of percussive instruments, and stellar three part harmonies. The trio has not performed together in over 10 years.  

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students and Children: $6
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://songtree.brownpapertickets.com/

 

Novel Jazz Septet

The musicians of “Novel Jazz” have been performing straight-ahead jazz around Maine and New England for over three decades.  They draw from the Great American Songbook and specialize in the works of Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, including some lesser-known compositions recently transcribed from original scores at the Smithsonian.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Students and Children: $8
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://noveljazz.brownpapertickets.com/

 

 


Heather Masse and Jed Wilson

A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys, Heather Masse has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. On the show, she has collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris. For this concert, Heather joins forces with jazz pianist Jed Wilson. Heather and Jed met as jazz students at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been performing together for more than 10 years. Heather’s background is steeped in the jazz tradition, which informs her distinct approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Students and Children: $10
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://heather.brownpapertickets.com

 


Bill Staines

Back by popular demand. One of the best-known and beloved singer-songwriters from the American folk music scene, Bill Staines has spent five decades on the road singing his songs and entertaining audiences, starting with the Boston folk scene in the early 1960s. With his heartfelt songs, his warm, smooth baritone, his prowess on guitar, his charm and his gentle humor, he is one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Students and Children: $8
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://bstaines.brownpapertickets.com/

 


John Gorka

John Gorka, a contemporary American folk musician from New Jersey, honed his craft and unmistakable image in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene. Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs. Rolling Stone called him “the preeminent singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement” while the New York Times said, “Listening to John Gorka, one can get goosebumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.” John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and eTown, and he has appeared on CNN. His song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the documentary Every War Has Two Losers.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $22 in advance, $25 at the door
Students and Children: $10
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://gorka.brownpapertickets.com

 


Barbershop Bash

Royal River Chorus &
Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus

The Royal River Chorus, Yarmouth’s award-winning women’s barbershop chorus will share the stage with their male counterparts, the Nor’easters from Bath.  Barbershop harmony is one of the few uniquely American-born musical styles. It is sung a cappella in four-parts and includes popular music from yesterday and today.  Ballads, uptunes, gospel, patriotic tunes, and novelty numbers are presented with superb showmanship that will entertain all ages.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students and Children: $6
Tickets available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at  http://uucbbarbershop.brownpapertickets.com/