Youth and Children's Choirs

Youth and Children's Choirs

Lifting a joyful noise unto the Lord through voice and instrument, in praise, prayer, and thanksgiving.

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The goal of the Youth Music Ministry is to uplift the spiritual life of the church community through high quality choral and handbell music, and to provide musical education to singers and players through a structured program.

Each group provides a safe community where children can explore and develop musical literacy and vocal technique, becoming confident participants in worship, bringing themselves and the congregation closer to God.

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays:

  • 13h30- 14h00 Angel Choir (ages 3- 5)
  • 14h00- 14h30 Junior Choirchimes (ages 6 - 10)
  • 14h30- 15h30 Junior Choir (ages 6 - 10)
  • 15h30 - 16h30 Youth Handbells (ages 11 – 18)
  • 16h30- 17h30 Youth Choir: Shine (ages 11- 18) 

It is very important that all children regularly attend rehearsals so that we can maintain an energized excitement to our work. If children are frequently missing we will need to spend rehearsal time reviewing old material which will slow down our learning curve and make our participation in worship less effective for ourselves and the congregation. To this end, all interested children are invited to come to a trial rehearsal, but if they decide to participate they will be requested to be present and on time to all subsequent rehearsals. When circumstances prevent attendance they are responsible for informing the director as far in advance as possible, especially when it involves participation in a worship service or concert.

Angel Choir (age 3-5) meets Wednesdays from 13h30- 14h00

The Angel Choir is designed for children ages 3 - 5 who will learn to sing, participate in the choir setting and keep basic rhythmic patterns using rhythm instruments. Children will also learn about matching pitch and following the director while enjoying making music together with new friends. The Angel Choir allows children to have fun making music while preparing them (via music activities and games) to participate in the Junior Choir and/or Junior Choirchimes.

The Angel Choir sings in church throughout the school year on select Sundays, approximately 4 times a year, including participation in the Christmas Nativity Pageant (Sunday, December 13), and Easter Sunday (March 27). Come and join us and make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Membership in the Angel Choir is available to children ages 3 - 5. No audition is necessary. The best times to join are September or January, although all are welcome at any time throughout the program year.

Junior Choirchimes (ages 6 – 10) meets from 14h00- 14h30

This ensemble offers an opportunity for children ages 6 – 10 to play music together using our choirchimes. Children learn how to read notes and basic rhythms, and to play hymns and songs. The Junior Choirchimes play in church throughout the school year on select Sundays (including participation in the Christmas Nativity Pageant (Sunday, December 13), and Easter Sunday (March 27).

Membership in the Junior Choirchimes is available to children ages 6 - 10. No audition is necessary. The best times to join are September or January, although all are welcome at any time throughout the program year.

Junior Choir (ages 6 – 10) meets from 14h30- 15h30

The Junior Choir offers an opportunity for children ages 6 – 10 to learn songs and hymns, play rhythm instruments and begin learning how to read music. Junior choristers focus on knowledge of basic musical terms, note values and dynamics, vocal production (including posture and breathing), rhythm, pitch and understanding of the different elements of the worship liturgy. They will learn how a choir takes a leadership role during worship, and how to present themselves during worship to help move themselves and the congregation closer to God.

The Junior Choir sings in church throughout the school year on select Sundays (approximately 6 times a year, including participation in the Christmas Nativity Pageant (Sunday, December 13), and Easter Sunday (March 27).

Membership in the Junior Choir is available to children ages 6 - 10. No audition is necessary. The best times to join are September or January, although all are welcome at any time throughout the program year.

Youth Handbells (ages 11- 18) meets from 15h30- 16h30

The Youth Handbells focus on more advanced ensemble playing and technique. We prepare music for use in worship while also encouraging growth in general musicianship. The Youth Handbell choir plays our Schulmerich or Malmark handbells on select Sundays (approximately 4 times a year, including participation in the Christmas Nativity Pageant (Sunday, December 13), and Easter Sunday (March 27).

Membership in the Youth Handbell Choir is available to children ages 11- 18. No audition is necessary, although basic knowledge of rhythm is advisable. The best times to join are September or January, although all are welcome at any time throughout the program year.

Youth Choir- ‘Shine’ (ages 11 – 18) meets from 16h30 – 17h30

Shine focuses on more advanced elements of choral technique and music literacy. We develop presentation skills, part singing skills, and learn to become leaders in worship. Shine choristers will learn about singing melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as vocal technique including posture and breath management, diction and tone production. The mission of this group is to use our musical talents to enhance the worship experience of all congregants, and ourselves.

Shine sings in church throughout the school year on select Sundays (approximately 6 times a year, including participation in the Christmas Nativity Pageant (Sunday, December 13), and Easter Sunday (March 27). Shine sometimes joins forces with the Adult Choir in singing more challenging music during the worship service.

Membership in Shine is available to children ages 11 – 18. Auditions are necessary as fundamental music and singing skills are required. The best times to join are September or January, although all are welcome at any time throughout the program year. To schedule an audition, please contact Sara Barton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you or someone you know would like information about joining our groups, please contact Sara Barton. Everyone is welcome!

Sara Barton, Director of Children’s and Youth Music Ministries

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Sara was raised in Miami, Florida. Her first experience in music was playing the xylophone for a school play at age 5, and piano lessons soon followed. She studied both piano and later the organ, and became organist at a local church at age 15. Sara earned a BA from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge where she studied English Literature and served as Organ Scholar. She then returned to Miami and served as organist and handbell director first at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1999-2006), and later at Coral Gables Congregational Church (2006-2008). While in Miami she obtained a Master of Music from Florida International University, whilst also serving as an adjunct professor. Sara has been a music teacher for many years, and currently teaches at École Jeannine Manuel for students at collège level. Sara has lived in France since 2008, and resides in Villejuif with her family.

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