Children’s Choirs

The Children’s Music Program at Plymouth Church is an important opportunity in the lives of our children. The children’s music program seeks to provide age-appropriate music education in a Christian environment. The children are exposed to a variety of musical experiences, including choir training, which focuses on teaching the children how to sing and sight-read music. The abilities to sing and read music are precious gifts that our children can enjoy and use and enjoy for their entire lives.

Experience with music at this age is very important and can foster a life-long love of music. In addition to music education, this is an important time to teach our children about the church: its structure, symbolism, worship, liturgy, and music. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to give a priceless gift to your children for the sake of their future.

Our children’s choirs seek to:

  • Teach children about our faith through musical experiences.
  • Brighten the lives of others by sharing our children’s musical gifts.
  • Help each child feel good about himself or herself.
  • Help each child become part of a caring group.
  • Help each child have fun through musical endeavors.
  • Build a solid foundation in the art and discipline of music.

 

Children’s Choirs return this year! Plymouth continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. All choirs plan to resume rehearsal and worship performances, requiring masks for all participants. Below is our contingency plan.

Contingency Plan

In order to offer programming to those interested and plan for maximum safety during the COVID pandemic, we are making a few modifications to our registration process for the 2021-2022 Program Year.

Safety Strategies
We will rehearse and perform masked and distanced, sanitizing hands before and after rehearsal. Rehearsal and performances KN95-equivalent masks will be provided and kept in Ziplock bags onsite. These mitigation strategies are among those used by other children’s choir programs.

Scheduling Subdivisions
We are subdividing the year into three sessions to allow for greater flexibility in planning participating and responding to COVID interruptions.

  • Session 1 | September 8 to October 24
  • Session 2 | November 3 to December 19
  • Session 3 | January 5 to April 10

Fall Schedule for Children’s Choirs

Choirs are anticipated to sing once per month at Sunday Worship. Warm-ups will be from 8:30-9 a.m. OR 10:40-11 a.m. each performing Sunday. Below you will find the schedule for each of the 3 sessions.

Session 1 | September 8 to October 24

  • September 8 at 5:15 p.m. | First rehearsals for the following choirs:
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Music Makers (Pre-K) in room 303
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | KinderChoir (K) in room 302
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Cherub Choir (1) in room 301
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Hallelujah! Choir (2) in room 304
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Treble Choir (3-4) in Rehearsal Hall
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Chorister Choir (5-6) in Recital Hall
  • September 8 at 6 p.m. | Kick off picnic for all Pre-K thru 8th grade choirs. Picnic cost is $10/adult and $6/child with a family max of $30. When submitting your Music Registration form, please so submit number of adults/children you plan to bring. Picnic will be socially distanced on the Upper Parking Deck and catered by Uncle Wendell Garreston.
  • September 15 at 5:15 p.m. | Rehearsals for all children’s choirs.
  • September 15 from 6-6:45 p.m. | First rehearsal for Handchime Choir (4-6) in room 305
  • Session 1 Rehearsals continue:
    • September 22, 29
    • October 6, 13, 20

Session 2 | November 3 to December 19

  • November 3 at 5:15 p.m. | Rehearsals for the following children’s choirs:
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Music Makers (Pre-K) in room 303
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | KinderChoir (K) in room 302
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Cherub Choir (1) in room 301
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Hallelujah! Choir (2) in room 304
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Treble Choir (3-4) in Rehearsal Hall
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Chorister Choir (5-6) in Recital Hall
  • November 3 from 6-6:45 p.m. | Rehearsal for Handchime Choir (4-6) in room 305
  • Session 2 Rehearsals Continue:
    • November 10, 17
    • December 1, 8, 15
  • December 12 | Soup Supper in Waveland Hall/Carol Sing in the Sanctuary
  • December 15 | Children’s Advent Celebration
  • December 17 | Plymouth Church Goes Caroling
  • December 19 | Lessons & Carols

Session 3 | January 5 to April 10

  • January 5 at 5:15 p.m. | Rehearsals for the following children’s choirs:
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Music Makers (Pre-K) in room 303
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | KinderChoir (K) in room 302
    • 5:15-5:50 p.m. | Cherub Choir (1) in room 301
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Hallelujah! Choir (2) in room 304
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Treble Choir (3-4) in Rehearsal Hall
    • 5:15-6 p.m. | Chorister Choir (5-6) in Recital Hall
  • January 5 from 6-6:45 p.m. | Rehearsal for Handchime Choir (4-6) in room 305
  • Session 3 Rehearsals Continue:
    • January 12, 19, 26
    • February 2, 9, 16, 23
    • March 2, 9, 23, 30
  • April 6 | Choir Graduation
  • April 10 | Palm Sunday (Singing Choir Sunday)