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Francine Lancaster lends her soaring soprano to the musical mix at Unity Sunday Services and various other church events and serves as Director for the church’s choir, Unitas. In addition to her musical contributions, Francine is responsible for the stunningly beautiful altar that graces our sanctuary, which she re-designs on a monthly basis.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Francine came to California to make her debut with the San Francisco Opera. She went on to win the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and to debut at Lincoln Center in New York City. As president of her own production and publishing company for several years, she won seven international awards for her songbooks and recordings for children, “The Keepsake Collection”. Her credits also include producing and starring in a one-woman show, “A Night in Vienna,” appearing in “Broadway Goes to the Met,” and working closely with the Screens Actors Guild on their annual viewing parties.
For 20 years, Francine was the soloist for First Church of Religious Science in Oakland, where she also co-directed many events, concerts, and fund-raisers. As a passionate member of Unity of Berkeley, she has done the same. She is a certified Sound Therapist and is currently developing a Sound Voice Music Healing Center at Unity of Berkeley.