Music and Choirs
Our Parish Profile mission statement says “we welcome all and encourage joyful noises” – and we do! Almost 75 people participated in St. Anne’s Music Program last year, and we’d love to have you join us this fall. There are groups for all ages and skill levels: see the descriptions below.
ADULT CHOIR: Rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:15 PM and is open to high school age through adult. We sing most Sundays for the 10:30 AM service as well as special services and Diocesan events, and are joined by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for our Christmas Eve and Easter services. Our first rehearsal is Sept. 6.
We have three choirs for children and youth. All choirs receive choir pins based on the national Choristers Guild curriculum, with jewels added for years of service. In addition, each choir participates in an Awards Ceremony each year followed by a choir trip. Children who have soccer/sports practices on rehearsal days are welcome to join us in November.
PRIMARY CHOIR: Rehearses Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:15 PM and is open to grades K – 1 (must be 5 years old by Sept. 1). Songs and rhythmic movement, percussion instruments, musical games, and a choir trip to Chuck E. Cheese! Our first rehearsal is Sept. 14.
JUNIOR CHOIR: Rehearses Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM and is open to grades 2 – 5. Simple part-singing, percussion instruments and the use of handbells and handchimes! This group votes on their choir trip; last year we went to Chamberlain’s Chocolate Factory. Our first rehearsal is Sept. 13.
YOUTH CHOIR: Rehearses two Sundays a month from 11:45 – 12:30 PM (right after church) and is open to grades 6 – 12. More advanced part-singing, handbells, and a trip chosen by the choristers; last year we went to Mellow Mushroom and Stone Cold Creamery. In addition, this group plans all the music for Youth Sunday. Our first rehearsal is Sept. 17.
“This sounds great, but I can’t sing…”??? No problem! For you we have:
HANDBELL CHOIR: Rehearses Tuesdays from 7:15 – 8:30 PM. Open to high school age through adult. We play approximately one Sunday a month as well as for Christmas and Easter services, and perform an annual Christmas concert at St. Anne’s Terrace. Music reading is desirable but not mandatory. Our first rehearsal is Tuesday, Sept. 12.
For more information or to sign up, please contact our music director Dr. Joyce Schemanske at 404-237-5589 ext. 132 or email@example.com or sign up at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, August 13. Come make a joyful noise with us this year!