The extraordinary cellist, singer/songwriter and composer, Leah Coloff, will join UUS:E for Sunday morning worship on July 31st at 10:00 AM.
Ms. Coloff and Rev. Josh Pawelek will collaborate on an exploration of the spiritual personality of summer.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ms. Coloff’s classical roots collide with 70’s rock and a pioneer spirit. Creating songs and arrangements that are honest, sensual, funny, brutal, pissed-off, beautiful and chilly sweet, her voice and virtuoso cello playing distinguish her own and other composer’s work. Leah began her studies with Ray Davis, principal cellist of The Seattle Symphony, continuing with Irene Sharp at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, followed by Graduate studies with Bernard Greenhouse at The New England Conservatory of Music. She has worked with composers such as Philip Glass, Joel Thome, Sean Friar and Michael Gordon. She is the cellist for The Source (New Amsterdam), by Ted Hearne, selected one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2015 by The New York Times and The New Yorker. And she appears on Ted Hearne’s Outlanders, (New Amsterdam) as cellist, spotlighted vocalist and composer of the interlude Dirty to Love.
Leah is an artist in residence at Here arts, commissioned to create a multi-media theatrical work from her most recent album, This Tree, about family, legacy, loss and love. She is a regular performer at the Obie Award winning Secret City, the cellist for the Scorchio String Quartet and has played with many wonderful musicians including, Trey Anastasio, David Bowie, Michael Cerveris, Mark Mulcahy, Rufus Wainwright, and Linda Thompson. For more information visit her website: LeahColoff.com.