Children & Youth Music

The  Children & Youth choirs strengthen the benefits of a musical education, introduce children to Christian ministry through music, and encourage growth into adults whose faith lives are enriched through music.

St. Dunstan's has 3 age-appropriate music ministry opportunities for children & youth:
St. Nicholas (4 yrs - 2nd grade)

Children learn simple songs that follow the liturgical seasons of the church.  

St. Nicholas Choir Director:Ms. Angela Stengl

Rehearsal: Sundays 5:00pm-5:45pm in BEC 301.  Meets September - May. Newcomers are always welcome.

Performance: St. Nicholas will lend their voices to the glory of God at the 9:00am service on the 1st Sunday of the Month and a few other special services throughout the year.  On the morning of performance days, children should sit with their parents at the 9:00am service and will adjourn when the priest dismisses the children for Children's Liturgy.  St. Nicholas choir members will warm up/rehearse during this time and will quietly process back in to church to sing at the Offeratory.  Children will be vested in choir robes.  Sunday best attire is recommended on the occasions that robes will not be used.  

St. Cecilia ( 3rd - 12th grade)
An opportunity for inter-music disciplinary study of classic, gospel, and modern Christian music.  Choristers will work on various choral techniques, reading music, and music history. Older students will help build up generations of musicians through mentoring each other.  Students that currently play an instrument are encourage to bring their instrument to practice.

St. Cecilia Choir Director:Mr. David Horn

Rehearsal: Sundays 5:00pm- 6:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Meets September - May. Newcomers are always welcome.

Performance: St. Cecilia will lend their voices and instruments to the glory of God at the 9:00am service on the 1st Sunday of the Month and a few other special services throughout the year.  On the morning of performance Sundays, students will warm up at 8:00am in the Parish Hall.  Students will sit in the choir loft with the Praise Team and will dismissed at the end of the service.  Sunday best attire is recommended for all performances.

Chimes (3rd - 8th grade)

Chimers learn how to make beautiful music through chime bells.  Chimers learn how to work as team, read music, and music performance.

Chimes Choir Director:Ms. Naomi McElroy

Rehearsal: Sundays 4:30pm- 5:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Meets September - May. Newcomers are always welcome.

Performance: Chimers will lend their chimes to the glory of God at the 9:00am service on during appointed Sunday services throughout the year.  On the morning of performance Sundays, students will warm up at 8:30am in the Choir Room.  Sunday best attire is recommended for all performances.

February: 10, 17, 24  *no rehearsal February 3
March: 3, 17, 24, 31  * no rehearsal March 10
April : 7, 14, 28 * No rehearsal April 21 (Easter)
Last rehearsal is April 28th.  

Performances Dates for the Spring:

At the 9:00am service on:  February 3 | March 3 | April 14 

At the 4:00pm Taizé on:  May 5th  The Taizé service will be lead by the students as they give thanks to God for a successful year of music ministry.