Join a St. Mark’s Choir this Fall!

Sep 05, 2016
Now is the perfect time to join the choir! St. Mark’s currently has four ensembles: the Chancel Choir (for adults), the Teen Choir (for teens and boys with changed voices), the Boys & Girls Choir (open to all children of reading age through 8th grade), and the Handbell Choir.
Boys & Girls Choir and Teen Choir Retreats!
Do you have a child that would enjoy being part of the Boys & Girls Choir?  Director Libbi Rivera invites you to join her next Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elders’ Room for the Boys & Girls Choir retreat!  This kick-off for the season includes a fun-filled day of rehearsing new music, playing some games, and eating pizza, soda, and ice cream for lunch.  New members are especially welcome to join.  Know that participation in the retreat does not commit your child to singing in the choir for the whole year, so let him/her try it out.  The Boys & Girls Choir rehearses most Sundays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. (after Sunday School) and sings at the 9:00 a.m. service once or twice each month.Know any teens who would consider singing with the Teen Choir?  The group is in need of at least 1-2 individuals to enable it to sing some harmony!  The Teen Choir retreat is next Saturday, September 10th from 12-2:45 p.m. in the Music Studio. All teens are invited to join! Director Nadine Hathaway will start by bringing the group out for some pizza.  They’ll return to the church to do some singing exercises, learn some new music, and also learn some music theory.  We have some great music to look forward to this season – singing with this choir is sure to be a fun experience.  The Teen Choir rehearses most Sundays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. (after Sunday School) in the Music Studio and sings about every 6-8 weeks.
The Handbell Choir Returns! 
After a hiatus, the Handbell Choir is again planning to ring this year.  If you enjoy music but would prefer not to sing (or would enjoy something other than singing), this group is for you!  It is surprisingly fun to ring handbells.  Know that no prior experience is necessary or expected.  Martha Connor-Donnelly and Sarah Headley will lead the group.  Contact manager Katherine Anderson if you are interested or have any questions.  The group will rehearse approximately every other Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and will “perform” at dates to be determined.  The primary goal of the group is to have fun ringing handbells together!