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Choirs

Choir Rehearsal Schedule:

  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm: Cherub Choir (ages 4-5)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Novice Choristers (grades 1-2) and Cantus Choristers (grades 3-5)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Potluck Dinner
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Junior Choir (grades 6-12, including boys with changed voices)
  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm: Adult Choir

Cherub Choirsters

We learn about matching pitch, steady beat, and other musical fundamentals through fun and engaging activities.

This training choir rehearses each week for thirty minutes in the Children’s Activity room. For more information contact the Director of Music, Joseph Causby.

Novice Choristers

Open to all first and second graders, the Novice Choristers provide the opportunity to learn principles of music such as rhythm, dynamics, diction, memory, blend, and group singing.

One of the primary goals for each chorister is to recognize his or her own voice as a gift from God, and in so doing, to foster a lifelong love of singing. Choristers also learn to understand their importance as young liturgical leaders, gaining valuable skills in anthem- and hymn-singing.

The Novice Choir sings once a month at the 9:00 Sunday service with the Junior Choir, and at the children’s Christmas pageant in December. The help of parent volunteers in church services, as well as in the weekly Wednesday rehearsals, is most welcome

If you have questions, please contact contact Joseph Causby.

Cantus Choristers

Open to all third through fifth graders, the Cantus Choristers provide the opportunity to learn principles principles of music such as rhythm, dynamics, diction, memory, blend, and group singing.

One of the primary goals for each chorister is to recognize his or her own voice as a gift from God, and in so doing, to foster a lifelong love of singing. Choristers also learn to understand their importance as young liturgical leaders, gaining valuable skills in anthem- and hymn-singing.

The Cantus Choir sings once a month at the 9:00 Sunday service with the Junior Choir, and choristers are encouraged to attend all monthly services, as scheduling allows. The help of parent volunteers in church services, as well as in the weekly Wednesday rehearsals, is most welcome

If you have questions, please contact contact Joseph Causby.

Junior Choir

Open to all young people beginning in the sixth grade.  Boys with changed voices are also welcome.

The Junior Choir sings for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharists and on other occasions throughout the year such as Choral Evensong, Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday and Christmas Eve.

No prior experience or musical background is needed for members of the choir. Another important aspect of the choir’s work is the learning the significance of the liturgical year, including knowledge of seasons and holy days, and of biblical and theological themes, which are embodied in the liturgies for which the choir sings.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday afternoons from 6:00-7:30, and one hour before services. A regular schedule of social events throughout the year provides a balance of work, worship, and fun.

The Junior Choir is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music in America. Please contact Joseph Causby for further information about the Junior Choir.

Adult Choir

This is the primary choir for 11:15 a.m. services (10 a.m. during the summer), and frequently on holy days or at special musical services throughout the year.

The repertory consists of choral music from every period from the medieval period to the present.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 and one hour before services. Occasional longer or additional rehearsals are held as necessary. If you are interested in singing in the choir please call Joseph Causby. There is no formal audition, but a meeting with the Director of Music is needed for voice placement. New members are welcome any time during the year.