Youth Choirs – Cecilia and Parish
Old North has a vibrant youth choir program, with two choirs for children with about 60 boys and girls in all! Our rehearsals are on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Children sing every other month in church, presenting a musical offering to the congregation to enhance worship for everyone. In choir we learn about music, good singing habits, and we explore the texts we sing about to get a better understanding of the faith we practice. Most of all we focus on teamwork and FUN! We always leave time in rehearsal for the notorious “silly songs” and for some fellowship time with juice and games. The singers often say their favorite thing about choir is singing with FRIENDS.
Cecilia Choir – For Children in Grades 1-3.
Parish Singers – For Children in grades 4-8
The Old North Church Festival Youth Chorus
The Festival Youth Chorus are open to ALL young singers in Marblehead in grades 4-8 and 9-12. (Tell your friends now!) We rehearse for 8 weeks in October and November in preparation for the gala concert during Marblehead’s Christmas Walk Weekend. We sing challenging, beautiful music and are an important part of the overall concert which features a 100-voice adult choir performing major choral works with soloists and an orchestra. The second performance is professionally recorded and you may purchase CD’s after the concert! Our two months of rehearsal feature a blast of quality musical practice, growing friendships and a chance to participate in an all-town tradition that has brought Marbleheaders together for over 25 years!
Usually most of our Parish Singers participate in Festival, joined by many other children from the community. However, Parish rehearsals do continue throughout this time, rehearsing music to be sung in church.
Festival Youth Chorus Cost: $15 per child