“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” [Proverbs 22:6]
There is no part of a child’s education more important than the training he or she receives from the church, where the foundation of an abiding faith is laid in the hearts of our young people. Musical training is an important component of our children’s education.
The choirs of Reid Memorial give singers of all ages an outstanding musical education through regular study and performance. Members have opportunities for meeting challenges in a loving, team-oriented environment, and the privilege and responsibility of leading public worship. Through a structured program, our singers learn to appreciate the value of achieving short- and long-range goals individually and collectively.
This choir meets during the Sunday school hour from September through May. It provides the children with a rewarding period of learning through simple action songs, finger plays and movement. It introduces children to the basic elements of worship and liturgy, and teaches them the importance of participation in worship services. The children sing for worship occasionally, usually twice a year.
This choir rehearses on Wednesdays 4:45-5:15 p.m. in the Choir Room of the Music Suite. It builds on the musical skills learned in Angel Choir, and serves as the beginning phase of the children’s musical education. The Carol Choir participates in worship about once every six weeks during the school year, alone and with Joyful Noise. It also sings for special services, such as the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, and the children musicals presented during Advent and in the spring.
Joyful Noise rehearses on Wednesdays 5:15-6 p.m. in the Choir Room of the Music Suite. The children sharpen musical skills learned in previous years, and develop habits essential to good choral singing. The music is more advanced, and includes two-part singing. The choir sings for worship about once every six weeks during the school year, as well as for special services throughout the year such as the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, the Advent Musical and the Spring Musical. The choristers enjoy a spring lock-in prior to presenting their Spring Musical.
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