The Carolers are open to first through fifth/sixth graders. The Carolers are learning to lead worship and are really working at developing their musical skills. They are learning how to read music on the printed page, how to sing in parts, and how to play counter rhythms with each other on the drums. Carolers serve as leaders of worship and prayer by singing anthems, leading processionals, teaching new songs to the congregation, and sharing their songs with the community outside the church.
Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 9:45 .m. in the Choir Room. Carolers sing about seven to eight times a year during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
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On their Winter Retreat last weekend, our Youth Choir and Carolers began the creative task of staging portions of “March,” their dramatic presentation examining a history of oppression, from biblical and American slavery, to the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements.
As the presentation will center around acts of Godly protest, one of the first tasks the children accomplished was the making of their own protest signs, pictured below. What poignant messages come from the minds of our little ones!
They also practiced, and created their own words for protest songs from the Civil Rights Movement, tying the thread of oppression through the millennia in language we can all understand.
On Sunday, February 12, the children and youth choirs and church schoolers will offer this dramatization in worship @ 11am in the Sanctuary. Come watch and experience their creative understanding of our history, unfolding in scripture, song, and story.
Special thanks to Merle P., David R., and Deb W., without whom none of this would be possible!
Read the Pastor's Blog HERE for a further description of the event.
Some members of the Carolers and Youth Choir will be attending the Children and Youth Choir Festival on Saturday November 19, at the St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Parish, 700 Washington St., Canton, MA. The worship at the end of their day is at 5:15pm. All are welcome.
The Boston Choristers Guild is a national ecumenical organization of children's choirs that has served for over sixty years, enabling leaders to more effectively nurture the spiritual growth of children and youth through music.
If you would like to register for a music group, come to a rehearsal @ 9:00am on Sunday mornings and the forms and permission slips will be available. If you would like to register for church school, come to the 2nd floor on Sundays @ 9:45am and ask any teacher for forms.
If you are not a part of the United Parish family, you and your children and youth are welcome!!! If you would like to become involved in church school or any of the music groups, contact Alisa Joyce, who coordinates the Christian Education programs, or Susan DeSelms, Minister of Music.
Look HERE to learn more about the different children and youth music opportunities.