WELCOME TO VOCAL MUSIC
K- 3rd Grade
Sundays, 10:45-11:15 AM | Fireside Room
Students learn to sing!
Saturdays | 8:45-10:15 AM | Music Room
Founded in the early 1950’s and has been the main stay of UPPC’s music ministry for the past six decades.
• Over 80 active members.
• Dr. Jeffrey Meeks has led and directed the choir since 2001.
• In 2005, the choir went on a concert tour of Scotland and England where it presented concerts of sacred music at Iona Abbey, St. Giles Catherdral, Yorkminster and St. Machar’s Cathedral.
• In 2007, the choir presented a concert tour centered in Mexico City. Concert stops included churches in Oaxaca, Atlixco, Cholula and Puebla.
The Sanctuary Choir’s repertoire includes several major works including Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Faure’s “Requiem,” and Rutter’s “Gloria,” “Requiem,” and “Mass of the Children.” The main staple of repertoire for the Sanctuary Choir ranges from classic arrangements of Negro Spirituals to Gospel to most major choral composers and music of the classical masters. Recently, the choir premiered Morningstar Music’s newly published anthem by Howard Helvey, “Lord, Thou hast searched Me,” along with violinist Alex Russell and pianist, Duane Funderburk of the Los Angeles Collaboration for whom the work was commissioned.
Our Sanctuary Choir is part of our 9:30 AM service. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome!
SOUND & LIGHT
We are currently operating with four technicians! All were trained here at UPPC and by the Yamaha Corporation.
The Sound and Light team is responsible for operating the sound systems throughout the UPPC campus for services, weddings, memorials and other special functions as well as maintaining all sound related equipment.
The team also produces all sound recordings of these events on compact disc formats. Keith Loftis, leader.
Devices for the hearing impaired are made available to worshipers each week and are accessible through the usher teams.