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If you answered “yes”, or if you, yourself, like to sing as well, Church of the Redeemer offers a variety of musical involvement options for adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and religious inclinations. 

We have five choirs from which to choose at The Redeemer:

1.     Cherub Choir (Kindergarten-3rd grade)

2.     Resident Training Choir (4th-6th grade)

3.     Schola Cantorum (7th grade-12th grade)

4.     Redeemer Choir (the Parish choir consisting of college age and up)

5.     Chancel Choir (smaller, specialized adult ensemble, sings at 11:15 service)

See below for more information on each choir and rehearsal times.
Click here to listen to the choirs.

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The choirs for the children and teens are designed to not just teach them how to sing, but how to approach music; gain a better understanding and ability to use music theory, knowledge of music history, increase the development of the  their vocal skills, and to nurture their social and leadership skills within the group, giving them a better understanding of themselves & those around them.

The choirs at The Redeemer are all part of our identity as an Episcopal parish within the Diocese of Pennsylvania. It is important to know that even though we are part of a specific faith-based organization, we have participants (both youth and adult) who are from varying religious backgrounds such as Jewish, Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Baptist, and Presbyterian to name a few.

We encourage this diversity in backgrounds, especially in the children’s programs. This notion is at the very heart of The Church of the Redeemer: “there are no insiders and outsiders......Our churchyard, our church building, our facilities, our programs, our ministries, and our worship are open to all, because openness without limitation is the keenest form of spiritual alertness”.

However, we do not indoctrinate our participants or sway their faith leanings one way or the other. Rather, we have an organic approach as to how people come to feel about their own beliefs through their involvement in our parish. The children and adults experience opportunities for outreach, for mission work, travel abroad, professional-level concerts, and for the enjoyment of fellowship within the groups; forming friendships and linking bonds that last a very long time.

Contact Organist & Director of Music Dr. Michael Diorio for an audition appointment.

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Cherub Choir

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Started in September 2009, this choir introduces young children (K-3rd grade) to music and singing. Young members learn the fundamentals of music and singing—ear training, reading, and simple music concepts—before matriculating to the Resident Training Choir. The Cherub Choir sings one Sunday each month at the 9 am service. Katy Gentry is the director of this group.


 

Rehearsals Wednesdays 5:30-6:60pm
Services Sunday 9am (as scheduled)


 

Resident Training Choir

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This is a combined choir of boys and girls (grades 4-6). This choir meets one a week to learn more intermediate skills in vocal production, music theory, reading, liturgy training, and practice. It serves at the 9:00 liturgy on select Sundays of each month. This choir serves to bring formative experience to the children in a way that enables them to understand why we do what we do. All children are welcome to join. We use the Voice for Life curriculum as set forth by the Royal School of Church Music, each chorister is tested to assess their ability and awarded a ribbon to indicate their level.

Rehearsals Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
    Sunday 8-8:50am (as scheduled)
    Services Sunday 9am (as scheduled)


 

Schola Cantorum

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This choir consists of both young men and women in grades 7-12. A highly skilled sixth-grader may be permitted to sing within the group. Many of these choristers have grown up through the music program and matriculate into this middle school /high school-age choir. The youth continue to learn musical and liturgical concepts, as well as more advanced repertoire. This choir serves at the 9:00 liturgy as scheduled. They also participate in concerts and special events. During July 2011 the choir traveled to Italy for a Music and Mission Trip representing The Redeemer. In the summer of 2014 we traveled to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. 

 Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:15-7:45pmpm
    Sunday 8-8:50am (as scheduled)
    Services Sunday 9am (as scheduled)


 

Schola in Italy - July 2011

 

Redeemer Choir

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This is the main parish choir responsible for serving at the 9:00am Sunday morning service. This choir consists of both volunteers and staff singers. Our participants are of high school age and up. The choir sings and leads scheduled liturgical music as well as music for extra events, such as special services or concerts. All are welcome to join this choir.

 Rehearsals Wednesdays 7:30-9pm
    Sunday 8-8:50am
    Services Sunday 9am (and as scheduled)

 


 

Chancel Choir

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This choir,consisting of both volunteers and staff singers, serves at the 11:15am Sunday service, which may be a service of Choral Matins, or Holy Eucharist. This group’s skill level allows them to only rehearse on Sunday mornings to learn music for the liturgy about an hour before it begins. It is a specialized choir that is able to offer diverse music of varying degrees of difficulty for a very specific style of

liturgy.

Rehearsals Sunday 10:20-11:05am
    Services Sunday 11:15am (and as scheduled)


 

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On the right, the choirs line up to enter St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria to sing at Sunday Noon Mass.

Below the adult members of the tenor section enjoying Prague.

Both photos from the summer 2014 Music & Mission Tour to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

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