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Children’s Choir 2016/17 Important Dates
For Sunday choirs: September 18th, 10:10 – 10:50 am
For Friday Sunbeams: September 23rd, 8:30 – 9:00 am
Our Choir Offerings
Sunbeams – 3 – 5 years in Pre-Kindergarten. An introduction to choir which teaches children to use their vocal instrument, experience rhythm and creatively express themselves in song. Sunbeams is designed for children who are ready to independently participate in group activities without the assistance of an adult. Sunbeams sings in Sunday morning worship and on Christmas Eve.
LightShine – 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. Singers must make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals throughout the program.
Psalmsters – 3rd – 6th 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 make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals throughout the program.
The Importance of Rehearsal
“Any act can be a prayer, if done as well as we are able.”- George R.R. Martin
During weekly rehearsals, choristers are not only learning to use their vocal instruments and preparing pieces for worship. They are learning teamwork to create a meaningful musical experience for themselves and the congregation. Just like every player on a sports team is crucial for the strength of the entire team, every member of a choir is vital to the success of the group as a whole. The children learn to trust in, and rely upon, one another to make music.
When a child is absent from rehearsal, it resonates throughout the choir team. Although some absences are unavoidable, children who frequently miss rehearsal affect not only their own choir experience, but the potential of the team. A child may be asked to sit out a performance if they have missed a substantial number of rehearsals on a particular piece of music. In this case, the best support that child can give the choir team is to sit in the congregation with an encouraging smile and enthusiastically rejoin the group at the next rehearsal.