Our Music Director Jeffrey Hoffman leads our Children’s Choir with the help of several choir parents. Our Children’s Choir program offers your children an opportunity to participate in the liturgical and music ministries at Christ Church. Your children will learn musical skills that aid in their intellectual development, and they will deepen their friendships with other children in the parish and community in a structured, safe and fun environment.
Our Children’s Choir program runs from September through June. The Children’s Choir involves children in First through the Eighth Grades. All children in the parish are invited and encouraged to participate. We also invite children who are not members of the parish to participate. Regular attendance and participation in rehearsal is required, being a member or active parishioner at Christ Church is not a requirement. The Children’s Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. The Children’s Choir sings anthems or other musical pieces on Christmas, Easter, other Holy Days, when the Bishop visits the Parish, at the Christmas Pageant, and every Family Sunday (see Children in Worship for more about Family Sunday).
Our Children’s Choir is an affiliate of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), and we use the RSCM choir-training curriculum to teach musical skills and important principles of teamwork in choral participation. Our affiliation with the Royal School of Church Music sets an international benchmark for excellence in our choral program and provides individual choristers and the parish music staff with resources for achieving that goal. Our choral program emphasizes music from the great Western tradition of choral music for the church with occasional forays into repertoire from around the world.
All children who participate in our Children’s Choir must register in advance. Parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to help – as their schedules permit – to assist as choir parents. Please contact Jeffrey Hoffman for any questions or to register/volunteer.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MUSIC MINISTRIES
- Music at Christ Church
- The Christ Church Choir
- Liturgical Music
- Concerts at Christ Church
- New Organ: Juget-Sinclair, Opus 51