The St. Thomas Youth Choir is gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year! Whether you are a past choir member, or have never joined us before, this is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a meaningful and educational activity.
As part of the choir, singers can:
- Be part of a music team
- Participate in worship services at St. Thomas
- Nurture vocal ability
- Develop musical and performance skills
- Share musical and dramatic talents
Traditionally, the St. Thomas Youth Choir has:
- Sung at church services about once a month
- Shared a musical Christmas drama with the congregation
- Participated in a Christmas Eve service and at a Twelfth Night celebration
- Participated in the Calgary Performing Arts music festival
- Participated in St. Thomas musical productions
Since early 2020, the choir has recorded virtual presentations of various songs that were played during church services. Some examples include:
- “There is Peace” – a collaboration with past choir members (view here)
- “Flying Free” (view here)
- “The Clouds” (view here)
- “Chariots, Bones, and Wheels” (view here)
- “When Children Join Hands and Sing” (view here)
- “We Are One World” – a contemporary song with the STUC Strummers and adult choir
- “Like a Rock” (view here) – the introit for July 2020
- “We Are the World” (view here) – a pop collaboration with the St. Thomas Strummers
- “The Gift of Love” – a traditional song (ongoing)
- And in 2019 for Festival, “Gaudeamus Hodie” and “Agnus Dei” (view here)
Our choir program will adapt as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. We will begin the year with weekly 90 minute in-person rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Masks will be required in the church, as will physical distancing. Hand sanitizer will be required at the start and end of practices. Participants who are ill should stay home.
These in-person practices will be subject to evolving guidance from the St. Thomas executive council and municipal, provincial, and federal health agencies. We recognize that gathering in-person could pose a risk.
Thank you for helping us continue with the St. Thomas youth music program in a safe way so that we can contribute to the St. Thomas ministry. We look forward to singing together.
7PM – 8:30PM
*New singers welcome! No experience required.* A musical program for youth in grade 6 to university. We contribute at worship services by learning, presenting, and recording music of various genres. Rehearsals will be masked and indoors. Performances will be pre-recorded and played at church.
First practice………..…………..………….September 8, 2021
Movie night and workshop…a Sun. afternoon in 2021
Christmas musical…………..……….…..….December 2021
Christmas Eve service…….………December 24, 2021
Calgary Performing Arts Festival….Possibly in 2022
STUC talent show & Joy of Song…….Possibly in 2022
Please contact us if you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns.