Youth and Children’s Choirs



At Nassau Church, we view all of our choirs as an integral part of worship. For our children and youth, participation in choir is a path to worship and service in the church.

Choral literature and rehearsals are designed to maintain the highest standards in music education, but all rehearsals and participation in the service are in the context of Christian growth, worship, and service. Participation in the choirs does not require audition, only a willingness to serve through committed service.

Please feel free to contact me to learn more about helping your child make a joyful noise!

Patty Thel
Interim Director, Choirs for Children & Youth
609-924-0103 x105
patty.thel@nassauchurch.org


Ensembles

Joyful Noise

  • Pre-kindergarten to kindergarten
  • Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:00 PM (full schedule, pdf)

Joyful Noise is a preparatory group where children can find the singing voice, increase vocal range, learn to match pitch, and enjoy simple instrumental play and movement.

Carol Choir

  • Grades 1 to 2
  • Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:00 PM (full schedule, pdf)

In Carol Choir children begin regular participation in worship as they expand their musical skills.  They continue to improvise on instruments, explore movement and use hand signals to learn sight-singing.

Choir 3-4-5

  • Grades 3 to 5
  • Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:00 PM (full schedule, pdf)

Choir 3-4-5 offers more challenging work for growing musicians as their voices and ability develop. Choristers enjoy hymn study and music theory and continue movement and instrumental play.


Wednesdays at Nassau are more than just choir rehearsals.

Learn about our Bible study for parents, childcare for the young ones, and activities for older children under Partnering with Parents.


Middle School Choir

  • Grades 6 to 8
  • Sundays from 6:40 to 7:30 PM (full schedule, pdf)

Middle school singers rehearse in sectionals and in ensemble. Along with vocal training and anthem preparation, these young musicians study hymns and further their sight-singing ability.

Cantorei

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00 PM (full schedule, pdf)

As in all of our choirs, the choristers in Cantorei commit themselves thoroughly to the ensemble and work on a challenging and diverse repertoire. Section leaders and a librarian provide leadership for the group.


Performances

  • Regular performances in worship services
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Special services like Christmas Eve (with alumni), Youth Sunday, and Good Friday
  • Special performances, including full-scale productions, performances for conferences, and joint performances with local churches as well as musical groups like the American Boychoir, Princeton Pro Musica, Trenton Children’s Chorus, and Philadelphia’s Singing City
  • Performances of commissioned pieces, including by composers Daniel Gawthrop and David Brubeck
  • Recordings like Glory to God: Hymns and Songs for Children and Families (Singing Faith—All Day Long), Wings of Faith, and more

See our upcoming concerts in the Music and Arts Season.