The St. John’s Youth Choir is made up of boys and girls age 8-18, and utilize music as a vehicle for life and faith lessons. Each child is given training, as part of their singing, in the serious aspects of music learning, including music reading, posture, and proper singing technique. Along with that comes increased brain power, responsibility, and team building – all skills that grow amazing children who later become successful and amazing adults.
Affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, the choir is based on the tradition in the English Cathedrals, in which children are paid a modest, token stipend, treated as professional musicians, and sing alongside trained adults. As they grow and achieve more, they are promoted to different color ribbon levels and receive an increase in payment. Leaders are created through this program, and several of our graduated choristers have gone on to college and careers in music. The choir itself recently sang in residence at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, an honor reserved for the most accomplished of choirs.
Youth Choir rehearsal is each Wednesday at 5pm, and dinner is provided on around three of those per month. We sing at the 10:30 service at St. John’s about twice per month, on major holidays, and at a few concerts. This allows continued membership in your current church if you have one. We have a fabulous summer choir camp each year to start off the year with fun, games, music, and food.
We are a faith-based organization, but no religious affiliation is required, and we will not pressure you to join our church. The program is free, except for times that we travel, but we may ask you for donations occasionally, which are completely voluntary. St. John’s is a safe, inspiring, and welcoming environment.
We are currently auditioning for the upcoming season – click here to apply today!
The semi-professional Adult Choir sings every week and is open to experienced choral singers by audition. Inquiries from prospective singers are welcome at any time; no religious affiliation is necessary. Sang in choir in high school and/or college? This might be the group for you! If you’re a parent of one of our Youth Choir members, this is a great opportunity to make music together.
To arrange an audition for our Adult Choir, or to find out more, click here to contact us today.