Sanctuary ChoirThe TUC Sanctuary Choir sings a wide variety of sacred music ranging from 16th century European church music, to music by contemporary composers, to African-American spirituals. Most of our members are amateurs. We are blessed to have experienced leaders: Takamichi Shiozawa, director; Miwako Horii and Ignatius Banda, organists.
In June and December there is a special Choir Sunday for which the choir prepares a twenty-to-thirty-minute program, usually a longer choral work. On special Sundays (Choir Sunday, Palm Sunday and Easter) the choir sings at both services (see Our repertoire page). We also sing on Christmas Eve. Sometimes we sing at weddings or funerals of church members.
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 and on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45.
In October we have a weekend retreat, usually at the Tozanso YMCA facility in Gotemba. We spend our time in intense practice, especially for the upcoming Choir Sunday, devotions, and fellowship.