The treble section of our choir is made up of girls in grades four through 12, and boys in grade four through voice change. Treble choristers are full members of the St. James’s Choir, so participation in the program provides these young people with rigorous training in vocal technique and music theory, preparing them to learn and perform challenging new repertoire each week.
The choir sings for the 9.30AM Sunday Eucharist and for all major feast days. In addition to these duties, they sing Evensong throughout the year, Compline on Sunday evenings during Lent, and for special events.
For the 2017-2018 season, some of these special events include singing at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival at Trinity College, and here at St. James’s for “A West Hartford Christmas and the Duruflé Requiem.
In addition to their regular rehearsals and performances, choristers frequently attend outings, including an annual weeklong overnight choir camp.
In 2016, the choir traveled to England and sang daily Evensong at Hereford Cathedral and Sunday services at Bristol Cathedral, returning in July of 2019 to sing at Truro Cathedral.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.00 - 6.15. To schedule an informal introduction to the choirmaster on behalf of a prospective chorister, or to learn more about the program, please contact Vaughn Mauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.