Youth Choirs

Youth Choirs return this year with one new addition! Plymouth continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. All choirs plan to resume rehearsal and worship performances, requiring masks for all participants. Please know the plans listed on this page may change. If changes need to be made, all registrants will be alerted.

Soul Singers (7-8th)

The Soul Singers choir is 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.

  • 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 from 6:10-6:50 p.m. | First rehearsal for Soul Singers (7-8) in Recital Hall
  • Fall Rehearsals Continue:
    • September 22, 29
    • October 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November 3, 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
  • January 5 from 6:10-6:50 p.m. | Rehearsal for Soul Singers Choir (7-8) in Recital Hall
  • Spring 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)

NEW! Youth Handbells (7-12th)

The Youth Handbells  is anticipated to perform 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.

  • 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 from 6:10-6:50 p.m. | First rehearsal for Youth Handbells (7-12) in Rehearsal Hall
  • Fall Rehearsals Continue:
    • September 22, 29
    • October 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November 3, 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
  • January 5 from 6:10-6:50 p.m. | Rehearsal for Youth Handbells (7-12) in Rehearsal Hall
  • Spring 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)

Matins Choir (9-12th)

Matins Choir is a choral tradition that is in its 66th year at Plymouth Church. The Matins program began as a choir for grades 5 through 12, under the direction of John Dexter. As the children’s choir program developed, Matins transitioned into a choir of high school youth, drawing from schools all over the metro area. This is a high commitment choir that rehearses weekly on Wednesday, and serves as the worship leaders at the 9 a.m. worship service every Sunday from September through May.

In June each year, the choir tours as an outreach to congregations and communities to various destinations across the United States. In its many shapes and sizes, the Matins tradition has been grounded in the principles of music, spirit, service, and fellowship. Matins is a program that builds leaders, not only in music ministry, but in service and outreach, faith formation, and fellowship. This year, the Matins Tour is scheduled for June 10-17, 2022. Please note, that Plymouth will continue monitoring the COVID pandemic and plans are subject to change as we get closer to those tour dates.

Matins is open to any youth in grades 9–12, regardless of singing ability or religious affiliation. All are welcome! Please see information on the Essentials of Respect!

Wednesday Rehearsals begin promptly at 7 p.m. in Recital Hall.

Sunday Worship Rehearsals begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. in Recital Hall.

  • Respect the director and your fellow Matins in everything you do!
  • Keep talking to a minimum during rehearsals.
  • Maintain a worshipful demeanor while in the chancel (i.e. no talking, note passing, snoozing, slumping, paper crunching, etc.)
  • Absolutely NO cell phone or iPod use during rehearsal and worship. Items will be confiscated if used inappropriately!
  • NO gum chewing allowed in rehearsal or worship.
  • NO food or beverages allowed in Recital Hall, other than a sealed water bottle.
  • Dress for worship: Although we wear robes, please dress appropriately for worship. No graphic tees or ripped/torn jeans are allowed