Children and Youth Choirs

Every Sunday during our regular school year (SeptemberMay), Fourth Church has opportunities for kids of all ages to learn through singing about God’s love.

     Tunes for Tots (infants–age 2) — 9:00 to 9:20 a.m. | Nursery (Floor 1)
     Cherub Choir (age 3–grade 1) — 9:00 to 9:20 a.m. | Room 4F
     Children’s Choir (grades 2–5) — 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. | Room 4F
     Youth Choir (grades 6–12) — 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. | Room 4F

Two ensembles also welcome youth participants: the Handbell Choir and the Taizé Instrumental Ensemble.

Tunes for Tots

Tunes for Tots is an opportunity for parents of infants and young toddlers to share time singing simple songs with their children.

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Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir learns a variety of age-appropriate songs, which may also incorporate movement and instruments. Cherubs participate in the Christmas Eve Pageant, Palm Sunday services, and occasionally sing the introit at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

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Children’s Choir 

The Children’s Choir participates in the 11:00 a.m. worship service on the fourth Sunday of each month. The Children’s Choir learns traditional choral anthems and occasionally plays the church’s choir chimes. The choir also participates in the Advent Lessons and Music service, Christmas Eve Pageant, and Palm Sunday services.

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Youth Choir 

The Youth Choir participates in the 9:30 a.m. worship service on the fourth Sunday of each month. The choir learns traditional choral anthems in four-part harmony. The choir also participates in the Advent Lessons and Music service and Palm Sunday services.

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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir, which invites youth and adult participation, takes part in 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services on the fourth Sunday of each month between October and May. This five-octave choir plays a wide range of handbell literature and rehearses on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. during the school year, in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft.

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Taizé Instrumental Ensemble

Taizé music is beautiful and repetitive, so any level of expertise is acceptable for this ensemble, which is open to youth and adults who play a musical instrument. It rehearses on fourth Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (prior to the 7:30 p.m. service) in Buchanan Chapel.

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For more information on choirs for children and youth, contact Katy Sinclair, Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth, at 312.274.3807 | ksinclair@fourthchurch.org