Music is integral to our congregation life
SHUC has a long tradition of music excellence. Our musical centrepiece is singing in worship – it is a means to express our faith and experience the gift of the Spirit. The diversity of anthems and hymns we sing is ever-expanding and aligned with current United Church beliefs and practices.
Our church is also known for the high quality repertoire of our Sanctuary Choir. All worship staff and lay leaders are involved in the intricate planning of the liturgy seasons, weaving together sacred music selections from simple favorites to complex harmonies for the more advanced musicians among us.
Music programs at SHUC include:
- The Sanctuary Choir – for adults; auditions held
- Handbell Choir
- The Spirit Ringers (adult)
- The Bells of Shaughnessy (youth)
Sanctuary choir on European tour in 2016
The SHUC Sanctuary Choir is preparing for its 2016 European tour of cathedrals. Practices and fundraisers are held year round and proceeds of the choir’s recently released CD of sacred music, Gloria, can be purchased through the church office, after Sunday worship in the Hall, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a short clip of the choir’s performances Track 9 – Sanctus from Missa Brevis by Jonathan Dove. This is a partial recording shared with permission of the composer and C.F. Peters Corporation; produced by Edition Peters.
Visual, film and performing arts
In addition to our tradition of music, SHUC intentional small group ministry explores expressions of faith and gifts of Spirit through visual, film and performing arts with special focus on programs for children and youth. Check the Calendar on this website and the weekly church email for updates year-round.