Children's & Youth Choirs

Children's & Youth Choirs

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We are privileged to share with children the joy of worshiping, growing, and serving through music. First Pres children's and youth choirs are featured at the annual Hanging of the Greens concert in December and lead in worship services throughout the year.

Our leaders are skilled musicians who are passionate about children + music + worship. We also seek to make choir a fun and creative community experience for our children and youth on Sunday mornings.

Rehearsals start August 31, 2014! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Li-Wen Monk, Director of Children's & Youth Choirs, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 283 or liwenm@fpcberkeley.org.
 

Cherub Choir

PreK (age 4 by September 1, 2014)–Grade 1
Cherubs learn that singing their faith is fun! Through songs and musical games, our youngest musicians are introduced to corporate worship and basic singing skills in a nurturing environment. No auditions are required; singers may join at the beginning of the year or, space permitting, at other times during the year. 

Rehearsal Time: Sundays beginning August 31, 10:15-11:15 am
Rehearsal Location: Room W213B, Westminster Hall 2nd Floor
Leadership Team: Julie Holland, Natasha Jacob, Silvia Yee, and Jessie Wu

Joyful Noise

Grades 2–4
Joyful Noise singers learn music fundamentals through songs, games, and movement. They prepare choral music in unison and two parts for singing in worship services and concerts. No auditions are required; singers may join at the beginning of each semester or, space permitting, at other times during the year.

Rehearsal Time: Sundays beginning August 31, 10:15-11:15 am
Rehearsal Location:  Room 204A, Westminster Hall 2nd Floor
Leadership Team: Christine Meals and Marian McGaw

NewSong

Grades 5–8
NewSong is a great place to have fun, sing beautiful music together, and serve the church community in worship. Singers have the opportunity to grow in musical ability and self-confidence as they sing in multiple parts and a variety of styles. No auditions are required; just show up and sing!

Rehearsal Time: Sundays beginning August 31, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Rehearsal Location: W302, Westminster Hall 3rd Floor
Leadership Team: Laurel Covington and Phenius Lathon

NetWork

Grades 9–12
NetWork brings together high school students, music, and fun! Singers explore choral music in a variety of styles and settings. We lead worship throughout the year, and often enjoy opportunities to partner with musicians in the First Pres community and other First Pres choirs. No auditions are required; just show up and sing! 

Rehearsal Time: Sundays beginning August 31, 11:30 am-12:45 pm
Rehearsal Location: Music Room (behind the Sanctuary)
Leadership Team: Li-Wen Monk and Brent Assink