The Chorister Program at St. 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. Novice choristers who have demonstrated good attendance and behavior, and passed specific benchmarks for musical knowledge, are commissioned at a special service and awarded a cotta to wear over their cassock. The choristers sing at services both on their own, and with the accomplished Adult Choir – a valuable opportunity to perform with professional musicians from throughout the Philadelphia region.
New members are welcome! No prior musical experience is required to join the Chorister Program and families do not have to be a member of St. Paul’s to participate. All that is required is an enthusiastic attitude and commitment by families to the schedule of rehearsals and services. To inquire further, contact the Director of Music.
Rehearsals take place most Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm, and end with supper for the whole group. Choristers typically sing on two Sunday mornings or evenings per month.
“I will sing with the spirit and also with the understanding.”
Motto of the Royal School of Church Music