Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church - Alive! In Christ ... in the world.
            
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church - Alive! In Christ ... in the world.

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Children's & Youth Choirs


REGISTER for Choirs

Music is an essential element in the spiritual formation of children. Our choir program for Children and Youth provides spiritual nurturing for children in Pre-K through 8th grade by integrating choral music and worship leadership in the Christian tradition. Participation in choir is free and open to everyone in the community.


Sunbeams
Choir for children, ages 3 - 5 years

An introductory choir teaching children to use their vocal instrument, experience rhythm and creatively express themselves in song. Sunbeams is designed for children ready to independently participate in group activities without adult assistance. Sunbeams sing at Christmas Eve and Palm Sunday. Children may enroll in a Friday or Sunday Sunbeams Choir. For Kindergarteners, please see LightShine Choir description.

Where: CLC Room 204 (Friday) 
              CLC Room 108 (Sunday)
When:  Oct 11, 2013- April 13, 2014
            Fridays, 8:45 - 9:15 AM
            Sundays, 10:15-10:45 AM

LightShine
Choir for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

A beginning-level choir for teaching the fundamentals of making music as a team and worship leadership skills. Children learn classic choral singing techniques while preparing anthems to sing in Sunday morning worship and on Christmas Eve. Emphasis is on pitch, rhythm, voice placement, choral vowels and interpreting text to effectively communicate through song. Choristers must be able to make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals from October-March.

Where: CLC Room 109
When: Oct 13, 2013 - April 13, 2014
           Sundays, 10:15 - 10:45 AM


Psalmsters
Choir for 3rd - 5th Grade

An intermediate-level choir which teaches vocal technique and the foundations of part singing. Choristers practice proper use of their vocal instruments while preparing anthems to sing in Sunday morning worship and on Christmas Eve. Singers must be able to make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals from October-April.

Where: CLC Room 205A
When: Oct 13, 2013 - April 13, 2014
           Sundays, 10:15 - 10:45 AM

Cantemus
Choir for 5th - 8th Grade

Cantemus is for vocalists who are ready to sing harmony and are interested in experiencing a blend of classical choral literature and contemporary works. LOPC Composer-in-Residence Greg Murai often writes original arrangements and compositions for this group. Singers learn microphone technique, how to work with a band and orchestra, and periodically collaborate with the adult choirs. Cantemus sings in Sunday worship services, at the LOPC Christmas Concerts, on Christmas Eve, in concert at St. Mary's College and at festivals. A creative and supportive rehearsal environment encourages musicians to use their gifts to their full potential. Cantemus meets prior to the 5th-8th grade Fuse and YOW activities creating a block of spiritual development and fellowship opportunities. The expectation is that singers will make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals throughout the program year.

Where: CLC Room 205A
When: Sept 25, 2013 - April 9, 2014
           Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Choir Registration
 
REGISTER for Choirs

If you have questions about registration, please email Ryan Timpte at ryan@lopc.org.

To discuss developmental placement for your child based on maturity and music experience, or any other questions, contact Christina Engelbrecht at Christina@ArtAndAbout.com, Music Program Coordinator for Children and Youth, 925.283.1622.