CHILDREN’S & YOUTH CHOIRS / WINTER-SPRING 2021
After a successful and safe fall semester, we’re very excited to be able to continue choirs! For the winter/spring 2021 semester, we will carry forward our established safety protocols, and adjust as circumstances evolve. If you are not already a choir member and you’d like to join, please contact us to see if any spots are available.
Please click below to complete an updated 2020-2021 Medical Form if you’ve been newly admitted to choir.
Individual Children’s Choirs/Age Groups:
- Cherub Choir (ages 4 & 5) meets Wednesdays, 5-5:45 pm. Choir is currently rehearsing in groups of 10 on alternating weeks.
- Covenant Choir (1st-2nd grades), maximum 20 members, rehearses Wednesdays, 5-5:40 pm.
- Celebration Singers (3rd-5th grades), maximum 20 members, rehearses on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 pm.
- Doxology Youth Choir (6th-12th grades), currently 40 members, rehearses Sundays, 4-5 pm.
- All choir members must wear a mask at all times and should have developed a comfort level with wearing a mask for an hour.
- Members cannot come to choir if they have been sick in the previous 48 hours (any symptoms) or if they’ve traveled out of the country within the previous two weeks.
- Parent will accompany child to check-in for choir and stay until health confirmation.
- Temperatures will be taken upon check-in, and hand sanitizer will be applied. If a member has a fever of 100 degrees or more, he/she will not be able to stay.
- Children will enter and exit at different points so that choirs don’t overlap each other (specific logistics will be sent to registrants before first rehearsal).
- Children’s choir members will sit on an individual floor mat, which will be placed 6+ feet away from all others. They will need to stay on their own mat during rehearsals. (Doxology members will be in chairs, distanced.)
- Mats will be Lysoled between rehearsals.
- Parents won’t be able to enter the PRUMC buildings during rehearsals, so that we can minimize exposure.
- Parking for each choir will be designated, so as to minimize parents overlapping as they drop off and pick up at specified bldg. entrances.
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is made up of adults age 18 and above, and serves as the principal musical leadership for the 8:45 am and 11:15 am worship experience. The choir also presents several concerts each season for members of the PRUMC community and the city of Atlanta. Among these are Handel’s Messiah, Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, as well as new and commissioned works.
Every other year, this nationally recognized choral ensemble embarks on a European tour performing at the great cathedrals including Notre Dame, Chartres, St. Paul’s and most recently as the choir-in-residence at Westminster Abbey in 2018.
The Chancel Choir is always looking for new members. No audition is necessary, but an interview with the Director of Music is requested. Child care is available during rehearsal times. Contact Scott Atchison at email@example.com.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Music Suite
The Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble drawing its membership from the PRUMC Chancel Choir. This ensemble of fifteen voices concentrates on the music of the early church, but draws its repertoire from all periods of musical composition. For an audition, please contact our Director of Music, Scott Atchison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Singers Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Music Suite
The Peachtree Carillon
The Peachtree Carillon is Peachtree Road’s adult handbell choir. The Peachtree Carillon plays in services throughout the year, including Palm Sunday, Easter, and Christmas. Due to busy schedules we work in ‘seasons’, those available for the performance date and rehearsals play, and those who can’t are our substitute players. We also have beginner groups available and childcare for rehearsals. For more information, please contact our Director of Music, Scott Atchison at email@example.com.
Peachtree Carillon Rehearsal | Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Music Suite
Peachtree Road warmly welcomes special guests to our worship services and are honored to share the magnificent worship space with which we have been blessed. Together we share our gifts to the glory of God!
Choirs who wish to perform at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church will find guidelines and a request form below. Please contact the Music Office at 404.240.8212 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Visiting Choirs may sing no more than 20 minutes of music prior to the Sunday Worship Services. Rehearsal times in the Sanctuary begin at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Choirs will sing from the Chancel steps in front of the altar.
Music sung is to be sacred and a cappella. Also keep in mind the liturgical season (no alleluias during Lent, etc.) when choosing your program.
Choirs are asked to dress formal – either robes or concert black (long, dark dresses, dark coat and tie).
Choirs are invited to stay for the Worship Service and listen to our nationally acclaimed music program – an experience you won’t want to miss! Reserved seating will be available.
If your choir is interested in visiting Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, please complete and submit the form below with a recent recording of your choir. You may also submit other promotional or informational materials (programs, tour information, awards, etc.) about the group. Application for date will not be processed until both request form and audio file have been received.
Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!