The Youth Choir is open to sixth/seventh through twelfth graders. The Youth Choir leads, enhances, and deepens our worship experiences through their anthems and special presentations. The youth sing in parts, develop vocal technique and musicianship, and work on a wide range of repertoire, from gospel to classical. They occasionally sing with the adult choir and serve as role models for the younger choirs.
Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 9:0 - 9:45 a.m. in the Parlor. The Youth Choir sings about once a month during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
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Latest Youth Choir News
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.
For the first time ever, we are planning a FREE 3-day choir/MUSIC camp from August 29-31 at United Parish. We will meet with children and youth, grades 2-12, from 8:30am to 12:30pm! Trey Pratt will be "camp director", and will have the kids singing, dancing, drumming, and playing together.
Much of the singing time will be spent focusing on music for the children's and youth choir festival, held on November 19 this year! Campers will also learn about music, the hymnal, and ways that we sing/pray in worship. There will also be plenty of time to just relax and have fun.
We are so excited to be able to offer a camp this summer! Please know that ALL are welcome - including friends of your children that are not members of United Parish! It would be amazing to have a crowd of kids warming up our church at the end of August!
If anyone needs help with pick-up/drop-off, let us know. We can help figure out rides together.
Please respond by August 24 to the Church Office per your interest in attending! We’ll need to have a head-count soon so we can plan activities accordingly. Dietary needs, if not already registered, would definitely be helpful.
It is thrilling for us to be able to offer a free music camp as we look with anticipation upon a year filled with joy, friendship, and singing! Spread the word - and spread the love!
On Sunday, April 10, our youth will once again lead us in worship with a spirited, invigorating musical experience. This year they are offering, Godspell, the classic 1971 Stephen Schwartz musical that combines the passion of the Gospel stories of Jesus with the Zeitgeist of the social revolutions of the late 1960s and 70s.
The word, “godspell” is the Anglo-Saxon origin for our word, “Gospel,” literally meaning, “good story.” Many of us are familiar with the tunes that tell this good story: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” and “We Beseech Thee.”
Our youth have been working for months with their director, Merle Perkins and our Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms, to offer us Sunday worship that promises to be fun, nostalgic, encouraging, and faithful.
We will invite all the children to come up to the front of the Sanctuary to be able to see everything. And, in case you are familiar with the show, they are stopping short of the very dramatic Good Friday scene.
Bring your friends and family, bring yourself. Come together as we “prepare the way of the Lord!”
Contact: Susan DeSelms