December 11, 2012

Children’s Choir

2018-2019 Season
Come share your voice with the Lord
Where: St. Joseph Church
First Day: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 8:00-9:15am
Leader: Mrs. Vivian Doughty
Age: 2nd grade – 6th grade
We rehearse once a week and sing about once a month at 9am mass.
It is a fun way to share your voice.
Download schedule/calendar here
For more information text/phone Mrs. Vivian at 562-243-1059 or email


REASON #1: Learn the Mass! Choristers do not sing at Mass. They sing the Mass. Over the course of the year, they learn the order of the Mass, the structure of the liturgical seasons, and the Biblical sources of the words we pray. As their understanding deepens they become more and more aware of their mission to bear Christ to the world.

REASON #2: Make Great Friends! Choristers not only prepare the notes and rhythms for Sunday Mass, but they also practice collaboration, devotion, and service. Rehearsals feature discussions of theological concepts and the liturgy of the Catholic Church. How many after school activities can claim that? Choristers make strong Catholic friendships that will last a lifetime.

REASON #3: Free Music Lessons! Singers receive expert training in diction, vocal technique, and music theory. Annual tuition in a regional treble chorus costs about $1,000. Private voice lessons can easily cost well over $2,000 per year. While these experiences are certainly valuable, be sure not to miss out on the exceptional musical training offered right in your own parish or school!

REASON #4: Learn Some Latin! Choristers not only learn how to sing in English, but also in Latin and other languages as well. Latin is the building block of many modern languages; and, at a time when people from different parts of the world interact and come together more frequently, it is important that young Catholics have a basic understanding of Latin. The study of Latin has also been shown to be successful in increasing test scores, expanding vocabulary, and helping young people understand grammatical structures in other languages.

REASON #5: Learn Some Instruments! Choristers learn chime accompaniments at least once in the year. As time allows, students study piano keyboard in a group setting. Older students may be selected to provide instrumental accompaniment based on skill acquired from other settings/teachers.

REASON #6: Express Yourself through Drama! Choristers will be integrally/creatively involved in staging/costuming the Gospels at every Mass they serve.


REGISTRATION FORMS: Complete a registration form. Forms are available:
1. In the church music area
2. In the rectory
3. On the bench in the school

CONSULT WITH Mrs. Vivian Doughty as needed.

VOLUNTEER! Help is always appreciated : )


• Open to all Children, Grades 2 – 6
• First Rehearsal -‐ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
• Registration/Parent Guide -‐ Pick-‐up/Complete at any Rehearsal (Returning students please update any/all contact information.)
• Rehearsals Saturdays 8am -‐ 9:15am in church (refer to schedule) • Contact: VIVIAN DOUGHTY: 562-‐243-‐1059 (PHONE OR TEXT)
• Students join any/all sessions: each to include Rehearsals/Mass (note: we meet most Saturdays through the year, but not all of them)

Session 1 – Walk the Walk
Rehearsals: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (4 rehearsals) Mass: 9/30/2018 9:00am Mass

Session 2 – Jesus, Our Spiritual Leader
Rehearsals: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, (4 rehearsals) Mass: 10/28/2018 9:00am Mass

Session 3 – Advent and Christmas
Rehearsals 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 (4 rehearsals) no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend
Mass: 12/2/2018 9:00am Mass

Session 4 – Christmas
Rehearsals 12/15, 12/22
Mass: 12/24/17 4:00pm Mass (2 rehearsals)
No Rehearsal Dec. 8th or December 29th

Session 5 – Love Never Fails
Rehearsals: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 (4 rehearsals) Mass: 2/3/2019 9:00am Mass

Session 6 – Shine Like Lights in the World
Rehearsals: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Mass: 3/3/2019 9:00am Mass

Session 7 – Easter (and First Communion preparation)
Rehearsals: 3/9, 3/16, 3/30
Rehearsals: 4/6, 4/13
No Rehearsal April 20th
Mass: Easter Sunday, April 21st

Session 8 – First Communion
Rehearsals: 4/27, 5/4
First Communion Mass 5/5/2019 9:00am Mass

End of Year Breakfast 5/12/2018 -8:00am PLC