Music at Saint Michael’s is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Its purpose is to enrich our corporate worship by offering outstanding choral and organ music and providing encouragement for the people’s participation.
The Senior Choir, a 30-voice mixed choir of adults and older youth rehearses and sings weekly, from September to Trinity Sunday. Its repertoire promotes the best of the new and preserves the best of the old, including motets and anthems from the Renaissance to the present day. Four professional singers assist the choir in learning and presenting music and also offer occasional solos.
Are you interested in joining the choir? We rehearse most Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm from September through May and always welcome new members. If you can’t commit to the entire season, consider joining us at either Christmas or Easter. Contact Justin Bays for more information.
The Youth Choir, a vital part of our worship, consists of children from grades 3 – 12 and rehearses on Wednesdays from 6 pm – 8 pm between the months of September and June. Processing with the Senior Choir on the first and third Sundays of the month, the Youth Choir performs the anthem for the first Sunday of the month. They also participate in special services such as the Lessons and Carols offered in Advent and Evenson.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to praise God’s name through song and devotion while gaining a deeper understanding of how song lifts up and assists the service.
Motto: We work hard, we praise hard!
Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings, 6 pm – 8 pm
Join Us! If you would like to join Youth Choir, please contact Justin Bays or come to one of the Wednesday evening rehearsals and introduce yourself!
Youth Choir Yearly Special Events
With such busy schedules, the musical is a time for all ages to come together for a short amount of time, and put on a show that will leave you feeling the spirit. We sing, dance, learn lines and blocking—everything you would think to put on a musical. We perform the musical either during service or right after the service, depending on the length. Every kid should be a part of it! For 2018, our performance was “Esther”.
For: All ages!
Rehearses: Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am. Rehearsals start in January with performance in the Spring (depending on the Easter schedule).
This is a one, all-day event sponsored by the Diocese that culminates in an Evensong that over 70 kids participate in. We learn all the music before going to the event so that we are prepared for the clinician to work with us. This is truly a spiritual event that no one should miss!
For: All ages!
Date: Usually in February or March
Time: All day event, always held on a Saturday
Where: Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Heights
Youth Choir Camp was created to gather together in song and to prepare us for the year ahead. During camp we play instruments, learn about music pedagogy among other things. We also begin learning our Rally Sunday anthem to kick off the year!
For: Children in grades 3-12
Dates: mid-August (Monday-Friday)
Times: 4-7pm (light dinner is served)
Where: St. Michael’s in the Hills