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Choirs


 

 

Cherub Choir, Kindergarten & 1st grade - The Cherubs are our youngest singing group. The children learn early musical skills through songs, movements, and games and they participate in church services several times a year.

 

The Cherub Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
 
Caroler Choir, 2nd & 3rd grades - Caroler Choir introduces the children to the Royal School of Church Music (RCSM) program for chorister training. The RSCM programs allow children to work through various skill levels and they are rewarded with ribbons. The Carolers receive a light blue ribbon. At this stage of a child’s choral education they learn early music and vocal skills by engaging in rhythmic games and solfege, a method to learn pitch and sight singing. They learn to use the hymnal and to play Orff instruments, such as the tambourine and xylophone, to accompany simple anthems.

 

The Caroler Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
 
Cantate Choir, 4th - 6th grades – The Cantate Choir members continue with the more advanced red and purple ribbon RSCM levels. In addition to singing anthems throughout the year, Cantate Choir members regularly join the Chancel and Chapel choirs in song. They sing once a month during Worship and at additional special services, such as Lessons and Carols. They attend the yearly Choir Camp and often collaborate with other area RSCM choirs for festivals and events. In 2001, for example, the Cantate Choir participated in the First Church choir tour to England where their voices echoed impressively through several medieval cathedrals.
 

The Cantate Choir rehearses Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. with additional times scheduled for RSCM training.
 
Cantabile Choir, 7th - 12th grades - The Cantabile Choir is our most advanced youth choir. They perform solo anthems during the year and perform regularly with the Chancel and Cantate Choirs. Several of the choristers have earned their Red, Purple and Black Ribbons. In addition to going to Choir Camp, the Cantabile Choir participates in various trips and choir festivals throughout the year.
 

The Cantabile Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Mallets, 5th - 12th grades - A three-octave youth bell choir, the Mallets learn beginning bell techniques, intermediate rhythms, and music reading. Rudimentary musical skills are required for participation. The Mallets play at several worship services throughout the year. The group is limited to 11 members. 
 

The Mallets rehearse on Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Regular attendance is required.)
 
Jubilate Ringers, adults - Using four octaves of Schulmerich Bells, three octaves of hand chimes, and other state-of-the-art equipment, the Jubilate Ringers play a varied repertoire. The group performs at church services and special occasions throughout the year. Music reading skills are helpful for this group, but not essential. The Jubilate Ringers perform regularly at bell festivals sponsored by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) and the American Guild of Organists (AGO).
 

The Jubilate Ringers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Chancel Choir, adult - The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service and at special services throughout the year. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of music from 16th century anthems to African-American spirituals. Major works include the Brahms Requiem, the Rutter Requiem and Gloria, the Schubert Mass in G, and The Seasonings by PDQ Bach. Highlights for the choir are the annual Service of Lessons and Carols and the Choir Concert, for which they usually prepare a major work to be sung with an orchestra. Members of this choir participated in the 2001 First Church choir tour to England.
 

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. 
 

 
For more information on our many exciting Music opportunities, please call Angela Salcedo, Director of Music Ministries, at 633-4641, ext. 116.
 
Choir Rehearsal Schedule