Join Our Children's Choir

Information for prospective members

Introduction

The children’s choir, at Stamford All Saints’ Church, was re-established in September 2014. The choir has steadily grown in numbers over the first two years and there are currently sixteen members.
The south half of the choir at a recent wedding
Singing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Find out more, or join

Come and try it: The best way to find out if the choir is for you is to suck it and see: phone or e-mail in advance, and come along to a Friday practice.

Please try not to be late!

Contact

Fergus Black

07843 058994

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The purpose of the choir is to lead the worship at the church. The choir is a traditional, robed, Anglican Parish Church Choir. We sing sacred music, and are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.
The south half of the choir at a recent wedding
Three new choristers
There is also an adult choir at the church, and the two join together on special occasions.
The south half of the choir at a recent wedding
Adult and Children's Choirs together for a Songs of Praise

Ages

The intended age range is approx. 7-12 year olds: teenagers should be able to make the transition to the adult choir. There are currently sixteen members in years 3 to 7 (Key Stage 2 and 3). The intention is to increase that to about 16-20 members over the coming year.

Dates and Times

Rehearsals are every Friday, currently 6.00 - 7.00pm.
Services are two or three times a month at the moment; about half of them are on Sunday mornings.

LINK TO SCHEDULE (to follow)

Commitment

Being in a church choir is a responsibility. Our expectation is that you will be able to attend regularly. You need to be committed, although the exact attendance may vary from person to person. The expectation would be at least 75% of practices and services. Christmas and Easter are important periods for the choir, with a greater number of services.

Costs

There are no membership fees or subscriptions: the choir is free to join and free to belong to.

Vocal Training

The choristers take part in the *Voice for Life* Training Scheme, operated by the national body for church choirs, the Royal School of Church Music, which leads to the award of choir medals on different coloured ribbons to show their level of expertise.

The course helps young people develop their vocal skills, such as breathing and tone production, as well as reading music, and their knowledge of the choral repertoire.

The training is run by the choir conductor, Fergus Black, Primary School teachers Suzanne Over and Clare Camp, and adult choir member Karen Baza. The course is like having free music lessons.