I am excited to announce that, beginning this September, in consultation with the Children and Youth Commission, we will be implementing changes that will enrich, challenge, and inspire our youth musicians. The most significant change will affect Canterbury Choir. In the past, Canterbury Choir has been open to singers from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Going forward, we will reorganize Canterbury Choir into two groups based on age level and ability. Our youngest singers will have the opportunity to sing occasionally throughout the program year as part of a “Cherub” Choir for ages 4 - 8. Singers ages 9-14 are welcome to join our Youth Choir, which will rehearse in the same time slot that Canterbury Choir previously occupied, from 10:30-11:15 on Sunday mornings. We believe this restructuring will address the following goals: first, to provide age-appropriate, meaningful musical experiences for all children and youth. Second, to provide a musical space for youth who have aged out of the children’s choir program but have not yet aged into the Praise Band or Chancel Choir. Our first rehearsals will begin in mid-September - all are welcome!
Shake, Martellato, and Pluck!
Handbell Choir is open to all St. Paul’s youth and adults who’d like to venture into the unique musical world of handbell ringing. Our handbell choir provides a wonderful variety of musical offerings for both the 8:45 and 10:45 services throughout the program year. We rehearse most Sundays at noon, following the 10:45 service. Please join us for our first rehearsal on September 9th. No experience is required, but a sense of humor is a must!