St. Andrew’s Music Ministry seeks to proclaim Jesus Christ in worship through music. Opportunities exist for all ages to discover and strengthen God-given musical talents. Parents: After they have sung, the choirs are excused with the other children to go to Dock Children’s Education (Sunday School) or they may join their family for the remainder of the worship service.
You may pre-register for choirs and other music opportunities on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary or you may call Dianne Nash at 651-762-9141. Although we appreciate pre-registrations, you may also register at one of the first rehearsals. Schedule is subject to change.
CHORISTERS (grades K-1-2)
First rehearsal: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Director: Miriam Sikora
Choristers is our joyful youngest choir offering, comprised of children in kindergarten, grade 1 and 2. Singers participate at the 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary service, on the 1st Sunday of the month as well as at the Christmas Festival, Christmas Eve, and Easter services.
CELEBRATION SINGERS (grades 3-4-5)
First rehearsal: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 6:30 – 7:10 p.m.
Director: Jennifer “Twink” Starr
Celebration Singers is open to children in grades 3, 4 and 5. Unison and two-part anthems are part of the Celebration Singers experience. The choir sings at 9:00 a.m. worship, 2nd and 4th Sundays* (*NOTE: Schedule changes will occur. Please refer to calendar from director) as well as at the Christmas Festival, Christmas Eve, and Easter services. An outreach event (traveling to another church to sing) is a part of this choir’s program of events.
ORFF ENSEMBLES (grades 1 – 8)
Orff 1,2, Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Orff 3,4,5, Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:55 – 6:20 p.m.
Orff 6 – 8, Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:20 – 5:45 p.m.
Director: Leah Abbe Bloem
Children experience music through playing instruments such as xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones, and rhythm instruments. The Orff program for grades 1- 8 runs alternately with our vocal choirs so children can participate in an Orff ensemble and sing in a choir. Each group will be scheduled to play in worship services throughout the year, as well as at festival services in the Sanctuary. Our hope is that this schedule will encourage children to participate in choirs and Orff ensembles and attend Sunday School.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR (grades 6-8)
First rehearsal: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:45 – 6:25 p.m.
Director: Jennifer “Twink” Starr
Students in grades 6-8 enjoy singing a variety of styles of music in this choir. The Middle School Choir sings the 10:30 a.m. worship, 2nd and 4th Sundays* (*NOTE: Schedule changes will occur. Please refer to calendar from director), as well as at the Christmas Festival, Christmas Eve, and Easter services. The Middle School Choir presents a musical in the spring, culminating in a tour. Choir members need to register for Large Group Confirmation.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR (grades 9-12)
First rehearsal: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 7:25 – 8:25 p.m.
Director: Andy Haase
This choir is designed for active high school students who love to sing a variety of exciting music from contemporary to traditional. The Senior High Choir sings twice a month, usually 1st and 3rd Sundays, at the 9:00 a.m. service and at festival services in the Sanctuary. Sounds Like Love, a weekend upper Midwest massed choir festival for high school choir, is an annual event each November. Highlights of the year also include an annual dessert theater performed in March and a tour in the spring.