Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |   office@standrewsaa.org

Youth Choirs

Formation and Ministry through Music

Youth choirs at St. Andrew's are about more than just singing on Sundays - they are about learning what it means to be a part of a group, as well as some basics about music reading, vocal production and general chorister protocol. They help our younger members increase their confidence while experiencing formation and ministry through music.

We offer two voice and one handbell choirs, as well as opportunities for budding musicians to perform. Experience is not necessary!

Cherub Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 pm
Sunday Rehearsals: 9:15 am - if scheduled to perform

This choir is for children from kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on developing general music skills and group consciousness. One Sunday each month, the Cherub Choir participates in the 10:00 am service, as well as leading the hymn at the 9:15 am Family Service. The Cherub Choir offers children at St. Andrew's an early exposure to a very important part of our Anglican heritage - the gift and legacy of great music.

Junior Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30 pm
Sunday Rehearsals: 9:15 am - if scheduled to perform

The Junior Choir is for children between third and eighth grade, regardless of previous musical experience. Each month, the Junior Choir participates in the 10:00 am service. Choristers sing a wide variety of music of various styles, from original pieces composed especially for young voices to great works of the classic Anglican choral tradition. Using a developmental program adapted from a Royal School of Church Music model, choristers learn skills through a graded incentive system in areas of musicianship, singing technique, basic music theory, sight singing, and liturgy.

Junior Handbell Choir

Weekly Rehearsals: On Hiatus

The Junior Handbell Choir is for children between third and ninth grade. It is on hiatus for 2017-18. Children interested in ringing are invited to play with the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir until there are enough children to re-form the Junior ensemble. Contact Deborah Friauff or Dave Hunsche for more information.

Musicians

Any and all instrumentalists are also welcome to offer special music throughout the year, both at the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist and at the 9:15 am Family Service. The Family Service provides a special opportunity for budding musician to perform in public the pieces they prepare in lessons while inspiring the tiniest members of our congregation with their talent and hard work. Please contact Deborah Friauff to learn more and to schedule all instrumental offerings.