The mission of the children’s choirs of Grace Community Church is to provide the youth of our church the opportunity to serve the Lord and His saints—to use their voices to the glory of God and for the encouragement of the church body. We believe this involves coming alongside families by training the students to sing beautifully crafted songs and be instructed as to how to sing them with proper vocal technique. We pray that the lyrics of the songs and hymns they learn will foster solid theological knowledge as well as musical understanding as they grow up learning to serve within the church body, all for the praise of our Master and Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Youth Choir is for students in grades 7-12. Youth Choir gathers on scheduled Sundays from 4:45 to 5:55 pm, prior to the evening service. We meet in T360. Rehearsals include preparation for singing in services and concerts at Grace Church as we learn hymns and anthems of the faith, lifting our voices in praise to the Lord. Students are encouraged in good vocal technique and in learning the basic elements of music notation.
To Join Our Team of Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering to help with our children’s choir ministries, please contact Kellie Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on receiving a ministry application as well as a background check form. All volunteers must submit a leadership application to the music department as well as be cleared through Children’s Ministry.
Does my child have to attend Sunday school to participate in choir?
Yes, that is preferred.
What kind of obligations do we commit to by singing in the choir?
The Youth Choir has periodic opportunities to serve on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings, in the main services and fellowship groups. Specific dates will be emailed upon joining the choir and may be added through the course of the year. Please inform the director with as much advance notice if you have a date conflict.
Do I have to audition to be in Youth choir?
Yes! Auditions will be held periodically throughout the year.
Am I allowed to miss rehearsal?
A student must participate in a minimum of three rehearsals just prior to any singing opportunity. Any absences must be discussed with the Youth Choir director/conductor, preferably with at least 24-hour notice.