Primary Choir: for grades K-2. This choir sings in unison most of the time and is taught by rote. The fundamentals of music and singing are taught and an emphasis is placed on Christian Education. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 4:30pm. The Primary Choir also performs at both the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert.
Junior Choir: for grades 3-10. This choir is taught the basics in music such as proper breathing, posture, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and energy. As with the Primary Choir, there is an emphasis in the curriculum on Christian Education as well as music. This choir sings unison music as well as music in two and three parts, including rounds. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 5:15pm. The Junior Choir also performs at both the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert.
Senior Choir: for ages sixteen and above. This choir sings from September to Trinity Sunday and performs two concerts per year (Christmas and Spring). The senior choir performs a large repertoire from eras such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern/Contemporary, and Spiritual. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Although having the ability to read music is more than welcome, it is not a requirement.
New Generation Ringers I: for grades 4 and up. This choir continues to work on handbell techniques as well as the importance of playing together as an ensemble. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 5:45pm and plays in church approximately every six weeks. They also participate in our Christmas concert and our annual Handbell concert in May.
New Generation Ringers II: for grades 3 and up. This choir learns the basics of handbell ringing as well as basic music reading. Emphasis is placed on safe and healthy ringing technique for both the ringer and the bells. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 4:30pm and plays in church approximately every six weeks. They also participate in our Christmas concert and our annual Handbell concert in May.
Sounds of the Spirit: for teens and adults. This choir rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We play a wide variety of music for both worship and concerts. Ad hoc smaller ensembles (solo, duets, trios, quartets, etc.) are encouraged to form as the need and desire arises. The Sounds of the Spirit performs at our Christmas concert as well as our annual Handbell concert in May.
Choir Rehearsals (During the Program Year, September to June)