Children & Music

JrChoir_Christmas_0054_cropPCUM offers children and teenagers of every age and stage the chance to sing and take their rightful place in the center of this worshiping family of faith--offering their unique gifts, leading the whole community in worship, and gaining experience in relating as individuals to God, to fellow worshipers of all generations, and to themselves.  

The Joyful Noise Choir is for PCUM's littlest singers, from Preschoolers through First Graders, who sing and lead the whole congregation in worship on special Sundays throughout the year.  Because, for Christians, music is "the language, of prayer," the Joyful Noise Choir rehearses twice a month as a core experience of their education in PCUM's Church School program.  They are led by Denise Silecchia who holds a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Montclair State University, and has being teaching private voice for over 25 years. She is also PCUM's soprano soloist and section leader.

Fall 2019 rehearsals for Joyful Noise will be Sundays 9/22, 9/29, 10/20, 10/29, 11/17, 11/24, 12/15 (if needed) and 12/22.  The Joyful Noise will sing during the worship service on October 6, November 3, December 8 and at the 5:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Worship Service on December 24.

For more information about the Joyful Noise Choir contact Denise Silecchia at .


Junior Choir 2 - Junior ChoirThe Children's Choir program is led by Julie Platte and designed to give older children an opportunity to grow musically, take roles in worship leadership, and build lasting relationships.  The Junior Choir brings 2nd-6th graders together for rehearsal on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Music Room.  

The Children's Choir will not rehearse on Thursdays 10/24, 11/28, 12/26 and 1/2/2020. They will sing during the worship service on October 20, November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and at the 5:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service on December 24. 

For more information about the Children's Choir contact Julie Platte at .


Youth Choir - Teenagers who want to offer their musical gifts are an important part of PCUM's music program and overall life of worship.  Teens lead worship as part of the PCUM's Youth Choir, which rehearses with Anne Marie Juliano every Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:00 p.m. before Middle School Youth Group. Youth Choir sings during the worship service several times a year.  

For more information about the Youth Choir contact Director of Music Ministries, Anne Marie Juliano at .