St. Michael’s Church offers a completely free Youth Choir Program for schoolchildren of every age. Fostering community, leadership, and Episcopal identity through choral singing, the Youth Choir Program at St. Michael’s provides choristers with a solid foundation in healthy vocal technique and comprehensive musicianship training as well as friendships to last a lifetime.
Angel Choir (Kindergarten through Grade 3)
The Angel Choir provides singers with a solid foundation on which to build a lifelong love of choral music. Singers gain confidence and independence while learning the fundamentals of music theory, music literacy, and healthy vocal technique in an environment that encourages leadership and cooperation. Angel Choir repertoire explores partner songs, rounds, and canons as well as folk songs, multicultural music, and classical compositions.
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Saint Cecilia Choir (Grades 4 through 8)
The Saint Cecilia Choir builds on the skills gained in the Angel Choir. Singers develop a deeper understanding of pitch, rhythm, and harmony as music literacy continues to improve. More advanced repertoire leads to opportunities for greater vocal independence as the choir performs compositions in two and three parts. Singers explore poetry and history through the texts we sing as we build connections to the world around us through music.
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
High School Choir (Grades 9 through 12)
The High School Choir is the most advanced and only mixed-voice choir in St. Michael’s Church’s Youth Choir Program. Choristers sing three- and four-part works from the Renaissance to today in a wide variety of styles and languages. Musicianship skills and music literacy are cemented while appropriate vocal technique for the maturing voice is reinforced. Additionally, singers are occasionally invited to perform with the St. Michael’s Choir, an invaluable opportunity to sing with skilled adult and professional singers.
Rehearsals: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For more information about the Youth Choir Program at St. Michael’s Church, please write or call Dusty Francis, Director of Children’s Choirs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 222-2700 x 17