Choristers of the Children's Choir Receive Their White Belts|
As the choir season closes for our Children’s Choir, we are pleased to award a number of choristers the Royal School of Church Music’s “White Level” certificate, badge and ribbon. The members: Bailey Bostwick, Sierra Boyd, Zamar Boyd, Nadia Brown, Khassidy Campbell, Destiny Fernander, Aaron Humes, Arianna Humes, Anaya Johnson, Morgan Lockhart, Gillian Mackey, Alyssa Simms, Lauren Simms, Ianna Young and Isabella Young, have spent the last year, in addition to singing at Mass, working through the “White Level” curriculum to obtain this status in the choir. The “White Level” has modules in the proper use of their voices, notation and musical skills, repertoire and simple score analysis and choral singing. At the beginning of the new season they will move to work toward the light blue ribbon and certificate. Congratulations to all of them!
Attending Summer Music Workshop
The Music Department is pleased to announce that Miss Morgan Lockhart and Master Aaron Humes have been selected to attend a Summer Music Workshop organized by the Royal School of Church Music America in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 25th to July 3rd, 2017. The RSCM America sponsors a number of summer training courses throughout the United States. Each course is as unique as its setting and provides the opportunity for choral training and exploring wonderful Choral Music in liturgical and/or concert settings.
The Charlotte course, being hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church, will be held at Queen’s University for trebles and teens, who will rehearse daily with Mr. Julian Wachner, its director, and with other distinguished musicians, providing individual attention in small groups, voice instruction and theory classes. Recreation, fun, and worship are part of each day’s activities.
The Workshop ends with a Pontifical Eucharist at which the participants will sing The Mass for Four Voices by William Bird, along with other anthems by John Ireland, G. F. Handel. In the evening the choir will close the day with choral evensong, the setting by Hebert Howells and other choral works which would have been a part of the week’s musical activities.
Funding for this musical learning experience is sponsored, in part, from the newly established Bryan A. Thompson Memorial Music Foundation. Persons interested in contributing to the ongoing work of the Foundation are kindly asked to contact: Mr. Adrian Archer, Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, P. O. Box N-653, Nassau, Bahamas.
Summer Choir Visit
The Milwaukee Children’s Choir is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier youth choir. Since 1994, the Choir has been delighting audiences and providing children, ages 5-18, with exceptional choral music education and performance experiences that foster creativity, personal expression and social growth. While in The Bahamas the choir is expected to have a workshop and exchange with The Bahamas National Children’s Choir, give a free concert under the patronage of her Excellency, The Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling at our Cathedral on Saturday, July 1st, at 7:00 p.m. and be musical guests at the 9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist on Sunday July 2nd.
Facebook Group Page
The Music department encourages you to visit our Facebook Group page. There you will see photos taken at the Cathedral, see our music service schedule and get a better idea of our Cathedral Music program as it develops. If you are a member of Facebook please join. Look for Christ Church Cathedral Music Department - and join our group, or click the link below.