Children’s and Youth Choir
Children’s and Youth Choirs have resumed rehearsals (on Zoom). We will be preparing special virtual musical offerings for several special feasts this fall, including St. Francis, All Saints, and Christmas. The Children’s and Youth Choir are open to all boys and girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Please be in touch with Marla Perkins ([email protected]) to register for the upcoming year.
This describes St. Mary's program during normal times. We hope to resume our regular schedule when the pandemic is under control, and we can return to regular worship services.
St. Mary’s is an affiliate of the Royal School of Church Music, which offers a first-rate formational curriculum with singing at its foundation. We teach vocal technique in the context of group singing with special emphasis on music from our Anglican heritage; we teach children to break down social barriers and build community; we teach manners, conduct, and self-awareness with respect to the group surrounding; we teach discipline, focus, and critical thinking; and we teach singing for the pure enjoyment of music. What we offer these young children is the foundation for a life-long relationship with the Church, and indeed with God. Our Children’s and Youth Choir sing weekly for the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist throughout the scholastic year. Our Kindergarten Choir is a training ensemble, which is a wonderful introduction to participation in the worship service. They vest and process every week, singing with the Children’s Choir approximately once a month. Kindergarten Choristers rehearse Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:15. The Children’s Choir is open to all boys and girls from grades 1-3, and the Youth Choir from grade 4 though 12. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m.