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Children's Music


 


Cherub Choir

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Newly 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 Redeemer Choristers. The Cherub Choir sings one Sunday each month at the 9 am service. Katy Gentry conducts this choir.

 

Rehearsals Wednesdays 5-6:00pm
    Sunday 9:30am (as scheduled)
    Services Sunday 9am (as scheduled)


 

Redeemer Choristers

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The combined choir of boys and girls forms one large children’s choir (grades 4-8). Consisting of approximately 23 children, this choir meets twice weekly to learn more intermediate skills in vocal production, music theory, reading, liturgy training, and practice. It serves at the 9:00 liturgy on the first and third Sundays of the 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 Tue. & Wed. 6-7:30pm
    Sunday 8-8:50am (1st & 3rd)
    Services Sunday (1st & 3rd) 9am (and as scheduled)


 

For more information, please contact:

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Michael Diorio
Organist/Director of Music

610-525-2486 ext. 22
mdiorio@theredeemer.org

As an active recitalist, Dr. Diorio has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in England, Germany, France, and Austria where he was presented with a citation by the Mayor of Innsbruck for an outstanding public performance at the Jesuiten Kirche. Recent playing engagements include the Strasbourg Cathedral in France, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral and Chichester Cathedral; other concerts with the American Boy Choir, and the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society.  

A New Jersey native, Michael Diorio received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, while studying under Professor Eugene Roan. Upon completing his undergraduate study he entered the Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music at Yale University, where he earned his Master of Music degree in organ with Dr. Martin Jean. While at Boston University Dr. Diorio was a pupil of organist James David Christie, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, summa cum laude. His edition of the Messa Hyemalis in A of Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789) is published by the German firm Carus-Verlag of Stuttgart. The edition received its American premier at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue by John Scott and the St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, and its European premier at the Strasbourg Cathedral in France, where Richter served as Kapellmeister from 1768-1789.

Presently, Michael serves as Organist & Director of Music at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr where he oversees a comprehensive choral and music program. Michael also serves as a full-time faculty member at The Shipley School (Bryn Mawr), where he is Director of Choral Activities and music teacher for the Upper School. Previous positions include Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, and the Episcopal Cathedral of New Jersey, in Trenton. For five years Michael served at The Lawrenceville School, where he taught classes, private instrumental lessons and served as the school organist.

Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010