A rich music ministry has long been a central focus of our life together at TPC. Our Chancel Choir, led by Colin Stave, and accompanied by our organist, Dr. Dennis Siebenaler, is a deeply committed group of singers who express their faith through music and as members of Christ's body. Our mission style sanctuary is graced by a 53-rank Wicks pipe organ. Our music ministry includes choirs for all ages as well as bell choirs for children.
Our worship services are fresh and carefully crafted so that anthems, hymns, scripture passages and preaching all work together to enhance one another. Each Sunday the music in our service is based on the scripture designated for that day.
The Chancel Choir leads us in worship every Sunday morning. Several special music programs are presented each year. These have included: MASS IN B-FLAT by Haydn, Bach's Cantata, BWV 106 "Gottes Zeit Ist die Allerbeste Zeit" (God's Time is the Best Time of All), Mozart's REQUIEM, the REQUIEM by Gabriel Fauré and MISSA BREVIS by Zoltán Kodály. At Easter, there is special music with organ and instrumentalists.
Listen to our Chancel Choir in the following performances:
The Chancel Choir is about to begin another great year as we make music together and help to lead the TPC congregation in worship. In addition to the regular music each Sunday morning, we perform special music for All Saints' Sunday, Christmas Eve, and Easter. Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join. No experience is necessary. Yes ... it IS hard work ... learning all those notes, giving up every Thursday evening and Sunday morning, sometimes leaving your family for a special rehearsal (which doesn't happen very often), or getting up from the dinner table on Christmas Eve to get to an 8:00 p.m. warm-up rehearsal before the 9:00 p.m. service. Many of our singers have done that for over 30 years ... some with very young children! So ... if THEY can do it, YOU can do it too!
The audition is simple. If you can find the Choir Room ... you've made it! If you can't devote the time... well... there are many other activities at TPC to choose from ... you'll find something.
If you have any questions, please call the church…... (714) 544-7070, ext.109.
The Children’s Music Ministry has rehearsals for singers and bell ringers as part of our Midweek Program. If you would like to participate in the music program for children, stop by the Christian Education Committee Table to register your child or call the church office at (714)544-7070 for more information.
Many of you have contributed to the music program without actually buying scrip by scanning your Ralphs cards. However, Ralphs requires you to register or re-register every year. To do this, please log in to www.ralphs.com on or after September 1. Click on “Community”, then click on “Community Contributions”, then click on “Enroll Now”. The prompt will ask you for the organization number or name which are 80968 and TUSTIN PRES. CHU CHANCEL CHOIR FUND 80968.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you can call Ralphs at (800)443-4438. Remember, if you don’t register or re-register, your Ralphs contributions to the music program will stop. Once you have registered, just remember to swipe your card every time you shop for TPC to get a contribution.
Another way to contribute is to register your credit cards with eScrip. There are lots of merchants and restaurants who contribute to groups like ours each time you shop, and you don’t have to remember to buy scrip. Go to www.escrip.com, click on “sign-up”, and follow the instructions. TPC’s Group ID# is 3556201.
Thanks for taking the time to register your cards and buy scrip. Every little bit helps! Remember, every time you buy Scrip, you benefit in two ways:
So stop by the Scrip Table and continue to support the TPC Music Program. Register your grocery cards and debit/credit cards and/or buy scrip for those purchases that you plan to make anyway, and your purchases will provide much needed funds for the Music Program. If you want to check what scrip is available, we have a list there. You can also look at the attached Scrip List. Our scrip supplier also carries a huge assortment of restaurant and retail gift certificates for other regions in the country, in addition to the national chains. Come and check out the list of possibilities, or you can log on to www.glscrip.com/retailerlist. Let Janette Ditkowsky know if there are other gift cards we can stock for you.
225 West Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780-4319 (714)544-7070 www.tustinpresbyterian.org