The choristers program for children from age 7 through 12th grade will relaunch at St. Alban's in September, spearheaded by our newly appointed Director of Music Jeremy Filsell and Associate Rebecca Kellerman.
We will use the Royal School of Church Music's highly respected VOICE for LIFE program for training and spiritual development of young choral singers. This program will teach vocal skills, musical understanding, and knowledge of repertoire for children in a sacred context.
The development of children’s choirs is part of a spiritual-educational process; when children sing Scripture, they remember it for a lifetime. As children sing, reflecting on the message the music communicates instills an understanding of spiritual truths and awareness of God. At each rehearsal and service, the relationship between what a chorister learns musically is allied intentionally to Christian formation.
Choristers will meet and sing on Thursdays after school (exact times to be announced). They will be rewarded with progress, achievement and financial remuneration. Choral scholars (8th through 12th grade) can expect to sing at the 9:30 a.m. service most Sundays. Younger choristers will sing periodically at that service.
Interested children are welcome from any school. Please spread the word in the neighborhood.
Registration for choristers will be available in August. The program will begin on September 13.