Choirs

CHILDREN’S CHOIR REGISTRATION 2017-2018 IS NOW OPEN (schedule below)

CHILDREN/YOUTH
Everybody’s welcome, come along and sing! Music plays a significant role in the human development of our children. For centuries the Christian church has been the leader in developing and nurturing the art of music in the highest quality and standards. However, music has to be nurtured and developed from a very early age throughout early childhood growth and development. It is my vision and hope for our church to be able to offer a positive and enriching musical experience in the lives of our children from the very earliest of ages.

Cherub Choir, ages 3-4 (Wednesday 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., September – March)
An introductory choir for musical experiences and vocal development of preschoolers. This choir will join with all children’s choirs for Christmas concert and spring musical presentations.

Kirk Choir, kindergarten (Wednesday 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.)
This choir will focus on transitioning from rote singing to note reading. This choir will join with Alleluia Choir to sing in church periodically. This Choir will join with all Children’s choirs for spring musical presentation

Alleluia Choir, first– second grades (Wednesday 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., September – March)
This choir will learn fundamentals of music and singing and the role of leadership in worship. Alleluia Choir will join with the Celebration Choir to sing once a month for worship and will join with all children’s choirs for Christmas concert and spring musical presentations.

Celebration Choir, third – fifth grades (Wednesday 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., September – March)
This choir will learn advanced fundamentals of music and singing; providing leadership in worship once a month. This choir will serve as the primary leadership choir for the children’s choir program.

Children’s Fall Semester
September 13th – Start up date for Children’s Choirs 4:45 pm 3’s-4’s, K-5 grade -Pizza 5:30 Gilmour
October 4 Evening Service following choir rehearsal, Led by older children at 5:30 pm Pizza following in the Gym
October 29, Anniversary Sunday/Kirkin of the Tartan at 11:00 am Children’s Choir (K-5th grade) Sing combined anthem with chancel choir
November 15th -Last Choir Rehearsal for fall term.
5:30 pm Children’s Worship Service followed by dinner in Gilmour

Children’s Christmas Eve Choir – Combined Elementary School age children and up
Rehearsals for the following Wednesday evenings 4:45 -6:00 pm
November 29 (Advent Festival Night)
December 6
December 13
December 20

Children’s Spring Semester
January 10th Start up date for Children’s Choirs 4:45 pm 3’s + 4’s, K-5th grade Pizza Party
February 14th Pizza Night followed by Ash Wednesday Service at 6:15? In Sanctuary- Music led by older children and Hannah and Nicki
March 28th Combined Children’s Choir Concert 5:30 pm Gilmour Hall -family dinner to follow
Spring Break – No Choir April 4th and 11th

Music at First Children’s Music – Enrichment for Children and families all invited
April 11th Wilmington Girls Choir
April 18th Music and Rhythm with David Tyson
April 25th Stray Local Sing Along/with Contra dancing
May 2nd Jen Mueske and the New Life Band

YOUTH/ADULT
Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir sings for the 11:00 a.m. worship service (10:00 a.m. during the summer). Additionally, the Chancel Choir sings for other special events, services and concerts throughout the choir season. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 9:00, September through May and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, June through August. Participants do not need to be accomplished singers.

Email John Tabler if you’d like more information.