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The Junior Choir
An exciting opportunity for your child
All Saints Church offers children aged 8 to 11+ an invitation to join our Junior Choir and receive a free musical education with the opportunity to:
- Learn to sing
- Learn to read music
- Learn to play the recorder
- Learn to be part of a choir team
As they progress they will gain certificates and begin to sing at some Sunday services, lead All-Age Worship and eventually sing for weddings, concerts and other special occasions, as part of our robed choir. They will also gradually progress through the Royal School of Church Music training scheme and earn medals and ribbons. As they become proficient at the recorder they will contribute to concerts and to our All-Age worship services.
All this is offered during an hour long session every Friday evening during term time under the professional leadership of our Director of Music: Barry Lancaster MA(Oxon), ARCO, LTCL, with assistance from other qualified teachers.
This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to get a free musical education, to gain an important sense of belonging, to build the commitment and discipline necessary to be part of a robed choir and to get the opportunity to sing for special occasions.
Everything is provided at no cost to parents and during the course of each year we hope to offer trips and social events. Once they have satisfactorily completed their probationary period children are given their robes and encouraged to sing with the choir once a month on a Sunday morning.
If your child enjoys singing and if you think they have the beginnings of a musical talent do encourage them to come along and give it a go. You never know – they may be the next Aled Jones or Charlotte Church – both of whom began by singing in church choirs!
We only have limited places available and we only recruit new probationers once or twice a year, so if your child is keen, please do express an interest promptly. We do this by offering a taster session to children in our local primary schools, but we do also welcome children who attend school outside Holbeach. If more children are interested than we currently have spaces for they will be put on a waiting list and be invited to join us as soon as places become available.
If you would like to express an interest or find out more please contact:
Barry Lancaster on 01406 370665 email@example.com
We have adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ policy on Child Protection for all our work with children.
All our volunteers have completed a DBS check and work under close supervision.