The Children's Choir program at Second Presbyterian Church offers a comprehensive curriculum of choral music that nurtures the spiritual and artistic development of children age four through fifth grade. The program engages children and their parents in the music ministry of the church and fosters artistic and religious interaction with church members and the community. Emphasis is placed on performing quality sacred repertoire, developing vocal technique, and learning to read music. The musical experiences provided by the choir program complement what children are learning in worship and Sunday School.
Christmas Music Sunday 2009
Dave Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada
The Children's Choir program encourages all children to discover and explore their creative abilities and to engage those abilities in the worship of God. The curriculum is designed to establish and sustain an understanding of the arts as a manifestation of God’s grace and beauty. Our choir program places the creative process within the context of the worship life and theological perspectives of Second Presbyterian Church.
The choirs meet on Sunday mornings during the 11:00 AM service, September through May. They are invited to sing for various services throughout the year, providing an outlet for children to learn to express their love of God through music. The majority of choir events take place on Sunday mornings, making it possible for families with busy weekday schedules to participate in choir.
All children are invited to join, regardless of previous experience. Our teachers create a warm, supportive environment for students of all ability levels. Special performances by our children’s choirs frequently include Christmas Music Sunday, the Christmas Eve Service, Palm Sunday and other festival Sundays. Occasionally, the children are invited to join with the adult choirs, full orchestra, and guest artists for special anthems. Each year, the children enjoy a visit and performance by the Indianapolis Opera during their regular rehearsal time. A spring concert including all of our Children's Choirs is a highlight of the season. There are occasionally special rehearsals prior to performances.
An important benefit of membership in choir is the fellowship and joy that members experience from working together to create beautiful music. Outreach events such as singing at local nursing homes teach children about the use of talents in the service of God while connecting our church with the greater community. Occasional social events such as pizza parties, holiday parties, etc. add an element of fun and foster a sense of belonging within the church community.