Music

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As Unity In Marin welcomes people of many faiths and traditions, we endeavor to inspire hearts and transform lives through a rich and varied Music Ministry. From classical, jazz, gospel, and folk, to Sufi chant, singing bowls, and African drums, the Music at Unity In Marin resonates at some level with all who come through our doors.

Any given Sunday promises professional quality performances presented by nationally acclaimed soloists, award-winning guest artists, and a superb line-up of musicians from within Unity In Marin's gifted congregation and stellar choir.

Music Ministry Team

Unity In Marin is blessed to be located in the Bay Area. We can draw upon some of the best musical and other creative talent in the world to be on our team or to be guest musicians. The extra special blessing is that most of this talent is solidly grounded in their spiritual lives and embrace the Unity teachings.

Carolyn Gauthier, Music Director

Carolyn Gauthier, Music Director at Unity in Marin, has been a member of this congregation since 1996. She has a lifetime of experience in church music, since her father was a choir director when she was growing up. She sang with The Lighthouse Singers of Marin for 20 years and her own band Full Circle for 25. In 2003 Carolyn acted as interim director of the Unity in Marin music department and was on the search committee for its new leadership. Carolyn’s day job is being the Program Director at Bread & Roses, a non-profit organization that brings hope and healing through free, live entertainment to people in institutions.

 

Cindy Acker,  UIM Choir Director

Cindy has studied music theory and piano. She was vocally trained by the late Johnny Land, and has sung with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Glide Ensemble and a regularly featured soloist with the Metropolitan Community Worship and Praise Choir of San Francisco. She has led two choirs: The Amazing Graces Mira Vista United Methodist Church Choir and the River of Praise Choir of The MCC of the Redwood Empire, whom she has led in music for social justice, including Cancer Race for the Cure, a Marriage Equality performance in the Governor’s chambers, at Glide Memorial Church and at the Sir Frances Drake Hotel. She also championed the ‘small choir tour in Los Angeles and has led workshops regarding how to use a small choir to make community impact. Cindy was requested to conduct a citywide faith choir for Marriage Equality in Alameda and wrote and conducted a musical regarding the voices of youth, entitled, In Our Hands, for which she received a commissioned piece of art.
She had led 25 young people on a mission trip to El Tamarindo, where they rebuilt a school and directed a play. She speaks Dutch and Spanish, has 3 children: 30, 33 and 36, and two granddaughters 2 and 4 years (one who lives in Germany). Living with her are the youngest two children, her granddaughter, her daughter’s dog (a beagle-dalmation mix) and 2 cats. She loves the impact of social justice work, walking, live theater and concerts, especially Colors of Christmas at the SF Symphony, Zumba and having things organized.

For further information, contact:
Cindy Acker
2313 Carlson Blvd.,
Richmond, California 94804
(510) 798-7429
cacker56@yahoo.com

Our Unity In Marin Choir 

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