Worship

Children’s Choirs

I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Psalm 104:33

 

If you have questions or would like to participate — Contact

Mary Ann Rutkowski: Associate Director of Music
(585)271-6513 ext 101
mrutkowski@thirdpresbyterian.org

 

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Junior Choir & Children‘s Bell Choir

Junior Choir
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Junior Choir is for children grades 3 — 6. The choir rehearses every Sunday and Wednesday during the program year. Wednesday rehearsals are held from 5:30 — 6:15 pm. Beginning in October, Wednesday rehearsals will be held as part of the Qabats program, continuing at 5:30 pm. Sunday rehearsals are at 9:30am. The Junior Choir sings each Sunday in church at the 10:45 am. worship service through the program year. As well as weekly participation in worship, the Junior Choir presents several special programs, including the Nativity on Christmas Eve and a Spring Musical in even numbered years. The choir occasionally travels to other churches to sing and participates each year in a 4-day summer Choir Retreat at Camp Cory on Keuka Lake.

The Children's Bell Choir rehearses at 5:00 pm. on Wednesdays, before Junior Choir. The choir is open to all children grades 3 — 6, however preference will be given to 5th and 6th graders. This choir learns the fundamentals of note reading and handbell ringing. The choir is limited to 11 ringers.

Glorious Voices & Carol Choir

Glorious Voices
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Glorious Voices (1st and 2nd grades) meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:50 — 7:30 pm as part of the Qabats program. The choir features a multi-activity program designed to introduce early-elementary children to basic musical ideas through games and songs. Emphasis is on exploring the voice, pitch matching, developing musical sensitivity, and having fun with music. The choir sings in worship about 4 times a year including at the Nativity on Christmas Eve.

Carol Choir (Preschool and Kindergarten) meets on Sunday mornings during Church School from 11:40am — 12:00 noon. The children learn simple songs, play rhythm instruments, and explore musical ideas using movement and games. The Carol Choir traditionally sings in worship at the Nativity on Christmas Eve and in the spring on choir recognition Sunday.