The Sanctuary Choir with "Here Is Love" Cantata
Joseph V. Shelley, Director of Music Ministries
Tuskawilla United Methodist Church,
we strive to create an atmosphere of Passionate
Worship that elicits heart-felt communing with God. We strongly
believe that all styles of music are important vehicles of worship and that
praising God should not be limited
to just one particular type or genre of music. That in order to
more-effectively reflect the rich diversity within the Christian community, we
must allow our chancel to be open to all Holy
Spirit-anointed musicians. Worshipers can
expect to sing and be ministered to by a wide variety of music: hymns, spirituals, contemporary praise, classical, gospel,
anthems, and many others.
any given Sunday service, you will often hear: pipe organ, piano, guitars, drums,
synthesizer, soloists, the sanctuary choir, the children's choir, praise
ensembles, and many others.
Below, feel free to explore some of these musical elements
more closely. And of course, we are always looking for individuals to join
one of our musical groups. Even if you've had little to no experience, we
for you to learn the skills
involved in singing or playing a musical instrument.
Should you wish to speak with me for any reason, please feel
free to give me a call
(407-221-1309), send an email
or meet me on campus.
The Sanctuary Choir has
been an on-going ministry at TUMC for more than twenty-five years! We
encourage men and women, high-school aged through senior adult, experienced and
non-experienced alike to become active members of our choir. Singing at
all worship services and for special events such as Easter and Christmas
musicals, the Sanctuary Choir is an integral body of singers committed to
helping lead the congregation in corporate worship. Come be a part of this
warm, friendly, and fun group! No auditions are required as we teach you
the skills to sing successfully in a choral setting.
WEEKLY REHEARSALS: Thursdays: 7:15 PM
- 9:15 PM
Come be a part of our new juBELLation handbell choir on Wednesday evenings from 7:30
PM to 8:30 pm. The ability to read music is a plus, but not a must.
strong and vital part of our weekly worship experience, the PraiseTeam, helps
lead the congregation in worship services. Genres include new, and classic, songs of Praise and
Worship, as well as great hymns of the church.
keyboards, acoustic, electric & bass guitars, drums and other live instruments,
you are sure to be blessed by the inspirational PraiseTeam ministry.
Led by Lois Cochran, the Whiffenpoofs' primary objective
is to minister to folks who are often living in assisted-living facilities,
nursing homes, hospice as well as other venues. As a non-audition group, the Whiffs' (for short)
encourage anyone who is interested the opportunity to sing in a casual, relaxed
atmosphere. Repertoire includes much-loved folk, sacred, gospel,
and classical songs, such as: "Shine On Harvest Moon,"
"Edelweiss," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and
If you would like more information about the Whiffenpoofs, please email Lois by clicking