Our Music Director is Lydia Madrick
Lydia Madrick came to Santa Fe from the Boston area seventeen years ago with her newly retired husband, Allen, and various dogs, cats, and 12 Paso Fino horses. Lydia was raised an Episcopalian but became a UU when her children were ready for real religious education. She substituted for a service at UUSantaFe fifteen years ago and so impressed was the congregation with her Episcopalian-style hymn playing that they hired her on the spot! (She actually plays other music very well too) Her duties include providing and overseeing the music performances for the Sunday services. She plays piano for services and accompanies the choir and most of the other many soloists and groups that perform. The congregation considers music one of the most important elements of the worship experience.
Lydia has degrees from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. She teaches in her private studio and for Santa Fe Talent Education Suzuki School. She plays chamber music and accompanies singers, Zia Singers, Temple Beth Shalom High Holidays Choir, Highlands University Concert Choir, and she recently retired from the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Reading books, riding her horses, playing the piano, and spending time with her two grandchildren.