SUMMER CHOIR CAMP

August 13 - 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

Christ Church will offer a Choir Camp for current and prospective choristers. The Christ Church Chorister program is open to all rising first through eighth graders regardless of religious affiliation. Camp will offer excellent music and liturgical education using the Royal School of Church Music curriculum. Our choristers will train their voices, develop music reading and interpretation skills and practice multiple language diction. They will also learn the concepts, vocabulary, and historical context of the Christian faith as they prepare to sing Evensong and explore the story and select songs of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" for presentation on Friday afternoon. Over the course of the week, choristers will work on poise and confidence for worship leadership and performance. Teamwork and team building will also be emphasized through activities such as bowling, swimming, crafts, etc. Participation in the Christ Church Chorister program gives youth and children a lifetime love for music and a unique connection to worship. Choir Camp is where it begins.

REGISTRATION is open!

Cost per child: $150

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MUSIC CLUB 

Pre-K & Kindergarten 
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Green Room

Perfect for learning the basics of healthy singing and Episcopal worship by playing musical games!

Pre-kindergarten (age 4) and kindergarten students gather on Wednesday afternoons to learn the basics of making music and healthy singing by playing musical games.  We include the Orff approach, combining music, movement, drama, and speech into lessons that are similar to a child’s world of play. Students play Orff instruments such as xylophones and drums, and sing several times a year in worship services. Directed by Lisa Lashley.

Music Club will sing at the following worship services: 
     February 11, 2018: 11:15 AM Discovery Service in All Saints' Hall
     April 15, 2018: 11:15 AM Discovery Service in All Saints' Hall

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St. Nicolas Choir

Grades 1 - 3
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
U304

The St. Nicolas Choir is for children in grades 1 through 3. Based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan, choristers prepare music for worship while learning the basics of music reading, vocal skills, liturgy and teamwork. The repertoire children learn contains scripture and poetry that teach the beliefs and principles of our faith. In rehearsals, chorister use movement and experiential learning to explore their own artistic abilities and to discover the joys of teamwork.

The St. Nicolas Choir will sing at the following worship services:
     January 28, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     February 25, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     March 25, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     April 22, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church

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Christ Church Choristers

Grades 4 - 8
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
Choir Room

Christ Church Choristers is a choir for children in grades 4 through 8. It is based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan. Children will prepare music for worship and other activities at Christ Church. The preparation process includes intentional instruction in sight singing, multi-lingual diction, understanding of musical style and vocal technique. Significant study and participation in liturgy is a large part of the Christ Church Chorister curriculum. As with all team activities, commitment and leadership are taught and highly valued. Choristers learn that they are part of something larger than themselves and develop self-esteem and a sense of ownership as they progress through the training program. Serving the parish community and beyond offers intrinsic rewards that motivate and inspire choristers and those who hear them.

Christ Church Choristers will sing at the following worship services:
      January 28, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     February 25, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     March 25, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
     April 22, 2018: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church

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Christ Church Singers

Grades 9 - 12
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Choir Room

The Christ Church Singers is a choir for teen aged parishioners of various musical abilities. It is designed along the RSCM plan including opportunities to lead worship regularly, mentoring younger choristers, participating with adults in music making and traveling to summer courses with renowned conductors. Christ Church Singers is a safe and supportive community where singers of all levels have the opportunity to learn and grow vocally and in their knowledge of the tenets of our faith and liturgical practices.

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 

Since 2013, the Community School of the Arts has partnered with Christ Church to offer piano, violin, and harp lessons to children from all over the city. The school concentrates on instruction in music and the visual arts with the mission and belief that outstanding arts education should be available to all. For more information or to enroll your child, please visit http://www.csarts.org/, or contact  or 704-377-4187.