Choral and Instrumental Music Programs & Opportunities
The music programs at St. David’s offer opportunities for children, youth, and adults (ages 3 and up) to become involved in the life of our parish through music. Through participation in our choir program, singers and ringers have the opportunity to grow in their faith, develop musical skills, work together in a group setting and provide musical leadership for the congregation. The choirs and bell choirs rehearse weekly, lead worship on a regular basis, and participate in special services throughout the year. Many of our choirs are involved in community outreach and tour both regionally and internationally.
During this time of physical distancing due to Covid all of our choirs will be offered online through Zoom; Children and Youth on Wednesdays; Adult Choir on Thursdays. For more information, please visit our St. David’s Choirs Online 2020-2021 webpage.
A Recent Virtual Choir Anthem
Current Choir Schedule
Cherub, Primary & Children’s Choir
Wednesdays from 4:30-5:10pm
Materials Pick Up Drive-Thru: Wednesday, January 20th at 4:00pm
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 27th at 4:30pm
Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30pm | Makeup: Sundays, 10:30-11:15am
Materials Pick Up: Sunday, January 17th at 11:00am
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00pm
Cherub, Primary, Children’s & Youth Choirs
Cherub Choir (Preschool Ages 3-4)
& Primary Choir (Grades K-1)
The Cherub (Ages 3-4) and Primary (Grades K-1) Choirs meet Wednesdays on Zoom from 4:30-5:10p.m. The program starts with singing and rhythm instruments with Dr. Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock and ends with a brief Christian Education lesson with Maria Leal. The choir is learning anthems and hymns which will be presented virtually during our worship in upcoming months. Each child is asked to video-record themself singing their part, and all the videos are put together into one choir! For more information please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.
Children’s Choir (Grades 2-5)
The Children’s Choir (children in grades 2 – 5) meets Wednesdays on Zoom for a 40 minute program of singing with Dr. Clair Rozier as well as a Christian Education lesson/activity with Pastor Liz Colton. The choir is learning anthems and hymns to record and present during our worship in upcoming months. Each child is asked to video-record themself singing their part, and all the videos are put together into one choir! For more information contact Dr. Clair Rozier.
Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)
The youth choir meets via zoom from 6-6:30pm on Wednesdays or 10:30-11:00am on Sundays. The choir records anthems and hymns which are presented at Sunday morning worship services and at special liturgies, including Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve. This spring, the youth choir is learning and recording music for Lent, Easter, All-Choirs Sunday, and a Broadway Musical Revue in May. The group is also involved in community outreach and previously toured both regionally and internationally having recently traveled to Scotland, England, New York City, and Orlando Florida. For more information, please contact Dr. Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.
The Pageant Band is open to Youth (6-12) and Adult instrumentalists. This ensemble accompanies our pageants in December and plays on All Choirs Sunday. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.
The adult choir meets via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:00-8:15pm. As with our children’s and youth choirs, the adult choir is learning and recording anthems for upcoming worship this winter and spring. In addition, the adults are focusing on some longer and challenging works to present when we are able to perform live again. For more information contact Dr. Clair Rozier.
Locus Iste Dohnányi by Ernst von Dohnany
Handbell choir rehearsals are currently cancelled. We hope to resume in-person rehearsals soon.
St. David’s Handbell Ensemble
The St. David’s Handbell Ensemble is an intergenerational handbell choir for youth and adults that meets on Wednesdays from 7:45-8:45 pm This group participates in worship once a month and leads a special handbell service biannually. The ability to read music is recommended for this group. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.
Bells of St. David’s
Bells of St. David’s is an intergenerational handbell choir for youth and adults that meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:15p.m. This group participates in worship once a month and leads a special handbell service biannually. The ability to read music is recommended for this group. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.
Dr. Clair Rozier
Director of Music
- 610-688-7947 x212
Dr. Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock
Associate Director of Music
- 610-688-7947 x223