Junior Choir & Children‘s Bell 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
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
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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.