The mission of our program is to provide music that enhances the liturgy and enables our congregation to pray twice through the music. When our organist first came she told our minister of music that her job was to "take the congregation to the throne of God every week".
Ginni Summers has been singing since she could talk. She's a retired music/drama/choral teacher from Michigan. While in Michigan, Ginni was choir director at a Presbyterian church for eight years and a Lutheran church for 12 years. She was active in the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, having leads and chorus roles for 5+ years. Ginni was also in community theater in Monroe, Michigan.
Ginni has been Minister of Music at UCSC for 6-1/2 years. Since moving to Sun City, permanently in 2006, she has been playing chorus and leads in the Sun City Players Theater group; last seen as Esther, Noah's wife in "Two by Two." Ginni is alto section leader for the West Valley Chorale.
The church regularly hosts special music performances for the congregation. They range from concerts at the monthly ice cream socials, to the Palm Sunday and Christmas Cantatas, to a three-concert Chamber Music and continental breakfast concert series and more. We announce upcoming performances in the calendar and at the top of this page.
Ginni's favorite thing about her job is she is able to share her love of singing and of the Lord every Sunday. She first visited UCSC with her parents in 1985. They were very active in the church and Ginni has always felt welcomed here.
You'll find Ginni in the office on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday mornings before and after church.
Minister of Music
Our chancel choir has approximately 20 to 30 singers, depending on the time of year, and our anthems vary from classical through contemporary in style.
Our 3 Octave Handbell choir is called the Jubilee Bells. We play about 5 or 6 times throughout the year and occasionally take our bells on the road for special performances.
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