2013-2014 Choir Program
The purpose of children's musical education at Plymouth is to nurture and instruct young singers in singing to the glory of God.
Choir training begins at age three and continues through junior high. Our comprehensive program of music instruction gives students a valuable education that they can take with them wherever they go.
Our Choir Directors (at right, clockwise from upper left):
Bruce Oelschlager, Lyssandra Stephenson, Rini Hughes, Cáitlín Burke
Rehearses Sundays, 12:30-1:00 pm, Orange Room
Director: Rini Hughes
Plymouth’s youngest singers are encouraged to develop a love of music by learning simple songs that incorporate physical activity and hand motions to help them remember the words. Group singing offers children a way to enjoy choral music while learning special lessons about friendship and faith.
Rehearses Sundays, 12:30-1:00 pm, Music Room
Director: Cáitlín Burke
In Seraph Choir, singers are introduced to the rudiments of singing, such as learning to sing intervals and learning note values. This is a transitional choir meant to build on Cherub Choir or other singing experience and prepare singers for the Junior Choir.
Rehearses Sundays, 12:30-1:00 pm, Sanctuary
Directors: Bruce Oelschlager, Lyssandra Stephenson
Junior Choir is specially designed for singers who are ready to learn the basics of reading musical scores through their practice of choral literature. Singers receive more advanced instruction in reading music and are exposed to a range of musical styles suitable for worship. They are also trained in techniques of vocal production.
All choirs rehearse on Sundays, 12:30-1:00.
In the 2013–2014 church year, the choir program for children begins September 29 and continues through mid-May. Registration begins on September 15 at our Kick-off Party in the Music Room. New singers are welcome throughout the year.
Auditions are not required for the children’s choirs. No prior musical experience is necessary, although it is helpful for older singers new to choir.
A limited number of scholarships are available for singers in Grades 1 through 8. The funds may be used for music study of any kind that requires the student to learn to read music. Scholarships require a written application and a relaxed, age-appropriate audition with the Minister of Music.
Those interested in participating in the Children's Choir program are encouraged to contact Bruce Oelschlager, Minister of Music, at the Church Office.