Chorister Program

Saint Paul’s Chorister Program

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The Chorister program at Saint Paul’s is a multi-faceted musical opportunity for boys and girls ages 8 and up. During rehearsals, children learn healthy vocal technique, how to read music, and how to be leaders within the community. The choristers sing at services both on their own, and with the accomplished Saint Paul’s Adult Choir – a valuable opportunity to perform with professional musicians from throughout the Philadelphia region.

Rehearsals take place most Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm, and end with supper for the whole group that parents take turns to prepare.  Choristers typically sing on two Sunday mornings or evenings per month.

No prior musical experience is required to join the Chorister Program  and families do not have to be a member of Saint Paul’s Church to participate.  All that is required is an enthusiastic attitude and commitment by families to the schedule of rehearsals and services (see below).  To inquire further, contact the Director of Music, Zach Fritsch-Hemenway.

In June 2017 the Choristers will travel to Lewes, DE to sing Sunday services at the historic St. Peter’s Church.  They are fundraising to cover the costs of the trip.  You can support this effort by dining at Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill on Tuesday March 28th, when 20% of your food bill will be donated to the trip. Click here to download and print the 20% coupon that you need to present to your server when you arrive. Coupons may also be picked up at the Parish Office.

A PDF of the 2016-2017 chorister schedule can be accessed here.

A PDF of the Spring 2017 Dinner schedule can be accessed here.

Chorister Dinner Schedule