Canterbury Children’s Choir opening to Tri-Cities students

For immediate release.

August 3, 2017  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Grand Haven, Michigan.

Canterbury Children’s Choir opening to Tri-Cities students

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Grand Haven is opening their children’s choir program to students age 8-14 throughout the Tri-Cities area starting this season.  The Canterbury Choir program involves an in-depth study of music through choral singing, instruction, and instrument playing.  We will hold an informational meeting for interested parents on Wednesday, August 16, at 7PM in the church’s “Guild Room”, 524 Washington Avenue.

Studies have shown that students who are engaged in learning how to read, play, and sing music do better in school in all academic subjects, and are more engaged in the life of their church and community.  St. John’s wishes to offer these benefits to all students, age 8-14, through teaching the art of choral singing and through intensive music instruction, including class piano (starting later in the season), and lessons in music theory, following the Royal School of Church Music curriculum.

The weekly schedule will consist of rehearsals on Thursdays 4:15-5:00PM, and Sundays, 2-3PM.  The first rehearsal will be held on Thursday, September 7.  Later in the semester, group piano and theory instruction will take place on Wednesdays, 4:15-5:00PM for participating choristers interested in this additional instruction. A published schedule of Sunday services and a spring concert will be available at the informational meeting on August 16.

Transportation after school can be arranged with Harbor Transit, and with other participating families.

Tuition for students will be $100 per semester, to pay for materials and instructors.  Additional book purchases will be necessary for those who choose to participate in group piano instruction on Wednesdays.  Full and partial scholarships are available and tuition is waived for member families of St. John’s.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact Nick Palmer, music director at St. John’s: 616-842-6260, ext. 27, or music@stjohnsepiscopal.com.  You may also come to the informational meeting on August 16 at 7PM in the Guild Room at St. John’s.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is a diverse Christian community in the heart of downtown Grand Haven. One of the oldest places of worship in Grand Haven, they seek to blend historic liturgy with challenging education and active outreach. They gather together for Holy Eucharist on Sundays in English at 8:30am and 10:00am and in Spanish at 11:45am in the summer and 12:45pm the rest of the year.

August 3, 2017

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