All Saints' Chorister Program
What is a chorister?
Welcome to the chorister program at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School. All Saints’ offers a unique choral program which embraces the tradition of children’s voices.
Our program is based on the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) curriculum entitled “Voice for Life.” Within the guidelines of the RSCM, children form the soprano section of an inter-generational choir, while the alto, tenor, and bass parts are sung by adults.
The All Saints’ Chorister Program provides youth with a supreme musical education which includes music theory, vocal training, sight singing, and ear training. In addition, they learn skills that last a lifetime: citizenship, leadership, focus, team- work, patience, and self-discipline. While all choristers and their families are welcomed and encouraged to participate fully in the life of All Saints’ parish, church membership is not required, nor do you have to be an Episcopalian.
The choir is open to boys and girls in grades 4 through 12. We are always delighted to meet with prospective choristers and their parents. To learn more about the chorister program, or to schedule a visit, contact Dr. Craig Westendorf, our Interim Director of Music at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join? Any child in grades 4-12.
What are the requirements?
A love of music and commitment to the singing schedule.
Do I have to belong to the church?
Membership to the church is NOT required, nor do you have to be an Episcopalian.
What does my child get out of it?
A first class musical education by highly experienced and trained professional musicians and lasting friendships.
How do I register?
Simply email Dr. Craig Westendorf, our Interim Director of Music at email@example.com.