PCUM 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 thier 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 Sunday School program. They are lead by Denise Silecchia who holds a degree in vocal performance, is a private vocal instructor, teacher of English as a Second Language, and is PCUM's soprano soloist and section leader.
Joyful Noise Fall Choir Schedule:
Rehearsals: September 23 and 30
Sing in Worship: October 7
Rehearsals: October 21 and 28
Sing in Worship: November 4
Rehearsals: November 18 and 25
Sing in Worship: December 2
Rehearsals: December 16 and 23
Sing in Worship: December 24 @ 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
The Children's Choir is made up of children in second through fifth grade. The Children's Choir sings in Sunday worship all year long and meets for rehearsal, fellowship and faith-development on Thursdays from 4:00 pm-4:45 pm in the Music Room with Julie Platte. Julie is a public school music teacher and private voice and piano instructor.
Children's Choir Fall Rehearsal Schedule:
September 20 27 October 4, 11, 18 ~ NO REHEARSAL 10/25
November 1, 8, 15, 29 ~ NO REHEARSAL 11/22
December 6, 13, 20 ~ NO REHEARSAL 12/27 or 1/3/19
TBA - December 23 ~ Christmas Eve Rehearsal, 11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m.
Children's Choir sings:
October 21 - We Are Gathered Here to Praise the Lord (Beall/Carter)
November 18 - God Made Our Wonderful World (Lawrence)
December 2, 9, 16 & 23 - Advent Candle Song (introit from balcony)
December 2 - Shine, Advent Candle, Shine (Shafferman)
December 24 (5:00 p.m.) - Carol of the Star (Moore)
The Youth Choir program is designed to give older youth and teens an opportunity to grow musically, take increased roles in worship leadership, and build lasting relationships. The Youth Choir brings 6th-12th graders together for rehearsal on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm before PCUM's Middle School Youth program and Sundays from 11:30am-12noon in the Music Room. Youth Choir is led by PCUM's Director of Music Ministries, Anne Marie Juliano.
The Youth Choir will sing in worship on:
Sunday, December 2 ~ Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16 ~ Pageant Sunday
December 14 ~ Christmas Eve (8:00 p.m.) Lessons & Carols Service