Cherub Choir is made of our youngest singers, age 4 through second grade. We rehearse in the choir room on Sundays from 11:00-11:30.
All new students must REGISTER ONLINE (one-time registration).
Cherub Choir Dates
Fall 2019 At-A-Glance
- Sunday, Sep. 8: First Weekly Cherub Choir Rehearsal @ 11:00-11:30
- Sunday, Sep. 29: No Cherub Choir (Parish Retreat @ Merrowvista)
- Sunday, Oct. 13: Cherub Choir Sings @ 10:00 Service
- No Cherub Rehearsal on 10/13
- Sunday, Oct. 27: Junior MT on Thaxter Stage @ 11:15
- No Cherub Rehearsal on 10/27
- Sunday, Nov. 17: All Youth Music Groups Sing @ 10:00 Service
- Sunday, Dec. 1: First Cherub Pageant Rehearsal @ 11:00-11:30
- Saturday, Dec. 21: Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal @ 10:00-11:00
- Sunday, Dec. 22: St. John’s Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 Service
- Tuesday, Dec. 24: Cherubs & Juniors Sing @ 4:00 Family Service
STUDENT ASSISTANTS: Cherubs will benefit from the assistance and leadership of the older students in our Junior program. They will join Cherub rehearsals, and help our youngest perform!
Directed by Ashley Wade.
- Cherub Choir members are cast in the Christmas Pageant as the Friendly Beasts (sheep, etc) and Angels.
- Cherub Choir members are also invited to join the annual musical cast, if appropriate.
My child is 4. I’m not sure he’s ready for this.
- The only way to know is if we try! Four is quite young, but if a student is not disruptive, it’s OK for he/she to sit, watch, and take it all in. I know from experience that many of our youngest “absorbers” are getting a lot out of just being in the room. You may start to hear singing at home! I will be happy to chat with you regarding your child so we can gauge together if this is the best time to start! If we decide its too soon, we can try again in a few months. Children can start at any age!
I want my child to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Do we have to do choir, too?
- The simple answer is, no, you don’t have to do choir to be in the pageant. However, joining the group early, getting to know me and the other students, and allowing me to hear their voice and help them improve will ensure they are cast in the best possible role and that they have the most confidence and the best experience.
- For those looking for a low-key option, children are absolutely allowed to show up for the Pageant on Dec 23rd and grab an angel or sheep costume and follow the herd (no pun intended). We want to have fun – this is not high pressure!
- There’s room for many different ways here. Just let me know if you have questions pertaining to your specific circumstance!
I am not sure we can make it to every rehearsal. Is that bad?
- PLEASE don’t exclude your child from singing because of scheduling conflicts. Come as often as you can. Remember – this is only church! I totally understand how busy life is, and you can just let me know as we go. Lots of parents arrange carpools – you can connect to others to get your kids to and fro. If you need help, please let me know!
How much does it cost?
Do we have to be members to join? Can we bring friends with us?
- All St. John’s choirs are open to members AND non-members. Bring friends. The more the merrier. All kids need to be registered.
My daughter is 8 years old and I think she might be a little old for Cherub Choir. What should I do?
- An eight year old is going to be a “leader” in rehearsals, and a strong voice (potential soloist) when the Cherubs sing and perform. It is important we don’t skip over this stage of accomplishment for our younger singers before jumping up to the Junior level experience. Depending on the student, we can start to make adjustments to either include them with the Juniors, or “age up” 1/2 way through the year. I will always be open to discussing the best place for the older Cherubs who feel ready for the next step!