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 2016-2017 season, some of these special events include providing the children’s chorus for Opera Connecticut’s production of Hansel and Gretel, and here at St. James’s for Advent Lessons and Carols and the Brahms Requiem.
In addition to their regular rehearsals and performances, choristers frequently attend outings, including an annual weeklong overnight choir camp. This past July, the choir traveled to England and sang daily Evensong at Hereford Cathedral and Sunday services at Bristol 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.