A new music program for St. Paul’s

Childrens Choir1-1Voices for Life is an exc

iting new two-tiered choral music program, being offered at St. Paul’s that seeks to involve children and youth from eight to eighteen. We welcome children from the congregation, friends of children from the congregation and children from the wider community. The program will teach the choral and musical skills neces­sary for participants to perform sacred and secular choral music of excellence and distinction.

The program will use the choir-training syllabus from England’s Royal School of Church music (RSCM) as the basis for building a solid choral program. The RSCM training scheme provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, their musical understanding and their knowledge of reper­toire. The program comes with a range of teaching material and supporting resources. It is intended to help singers grow as people as well as musicians.Children in grades three through six will sing in the Tower Ensemble and rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Youth in grades seven through twelve will sing in the St. Paul’s Youth Chorale. They also will rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9PM. All rehearsals will be at St. Paul’s

The choirs are open to all children and youth who are members of St. Paul’s We also welcome children and youth from the wider metropolitan area who are looking for an opportunity to develop their musical and choral skills and who wish to participate in the performance of great choral literature, both in a religious context and in secular venues as well. Those involved in the Voices for Life choirs will sing regularly at Sunday and other services at St. Paul’s. Rehearsal and performance sched­ules will be distributed at our first rehearsals on September 15.

Tim Benson, St. Paul’s Music Ministry Director will direct the Chorale and Charyl Granatella will direct the Tower Ensemble. For further information on Voices for Life either of the directors can be reached at spmmd@sbcglobal.net or 414-276-6277.


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