Formation and Ministry through Music

Youth choirs at St. Andrew's are about more than just singing on Sundays - they are about learning what it means to be a part of a group, as well as some basics about music reading, vocal production and general chorister protocol. They help our younger members increase their confidence while experiencing formation and ministry through music.

The Saint Andrew's Junior Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:30 pm

Sunday Rehearsals: 9:15 am - if scheduled to perform

Junior Choir Performs

The Junior Choir is for children between third and eighth grade, regardless of previous musical experience. Each month, the Junior Choir participates in the 10:00 am service. Choristers sing a wide variety of music of various styles, from original pieces composed especially for young voices to great works of the classic Anglican choral tradition.

Using a developmental program adapted from a Royal School of Church Music model, choristers learn skills through a graded incentive system in areas of musicianship, singing technique, basic music theory, sight singing, and liturgy.

The Saint Andrew's Cherub Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm

Sunday Rehearsals: 9:15 am - if scheduled to perform

Cherub Choir in Chapel

This choir is for children from kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on developing general music skills and group consciousness. One Sunday each month, the Cherub Choir participates in the 10:00 am service, as well as at the 9:15 am Family Service.

The Cherub Choir offers children at St. Andrew's an early exposure to a very important part of our Anglican heritage - the gift and legacy of great music.

The Saint Andrew's Junior Handbell Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm

Sunday Rehearsals: 9:15 am - if scheduled to perform

Handbells for rehearal

The Junior Handbell Choir is for children between third and ninth grade. To ring with this group, the ability to read music and some musical experience is helpful, but all prospective ringers are welcome regardless of previous musical experience. Contact Deborah Friauff or Dave Hunsche for more information.

Musicians

Any and all instrumentalists are also welcome to offer special music throughout the year, both at the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist and at the 9:15 am Family Service. The Family Service provides a special opportunity for budding musicians to perform in public the pieces they prepare in lessons while inspiring the tiniest members of our congregation with their talent and hard work.

Please contact Deborah Friauff to learn more and to schedule all instrumental offerings.

Support Music at St. Andrew's

Music at St. Andrew's relies on the financial and logistical support of benefactors and parishioners. Without your help we are unable to bring such glorious music to life.

Please consider giving your time and energy to our music ministries or give a financial gift to the St. Cecilia fund.

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