The Choirs of Christ Church Choirs

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The Choirs of Christ Church comprise opportunities for musical training, fellowship and for our ultimate purpose, divine worship. 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.

Our Parish Choir program runs from September (Michaelmas) through June (Trinity). The Parish Choir is open to all parishioners in high school and older. Anchored by our accomplished team of four professional choristers, our Parish Choir leads the congregation in singing the hymns and canticles of the church service and also sings anthems and motets from the great Anglican Church music tradition at key moments in the liturgy to enrich our worship. The Choir rehearses at 9 am each Sunday before the 10 am service and again after the service and coffee hour to prepare for the coming weeks (approximately 11:30 am – 1:00 pm). We also sing on major holy days and on other special occasions, including for concerts and also occasional invitations away from the parish. Our professional choristers provide musical leadership within each section, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, so all our volunteer choristers can feel musically secure and supported each week.

If you would like to add your voice to the choir this year, please fill in the choir registration form and bring with you to church on Sunday morning, or email to the choirmaster at jeffrey@christchurchpelham.org.

Our Child Chorister/Junior Choir program offers your children an opportunity to participate in the liturgical life of the parish, to develop musical skills that aid in their intellectual development, and to deepen their friendships with other children in the parish in a structured, safe and fun environment. The Junior Choir involves children in First through the Sixth Grades. All children in the parish are invited and encouraged to participate and we need to have eight children to participate in order to have a viable choir. Our choir is an affiliate of the Royal School of Church Music and we use the RSCM choir-training curriculum to teach musical skills and important principles of teamwork in choral participation. All children who participate in our Child Chorister program must register in advance. Please fill in the choir registration form and return via e-mail to jeffrey@christchurchpelham.org or bring with you to church on Sunday morning.