The music program at PCCT has a deep and robust history that includes children’s, youth and adult ensembles – both singing and bell ringing!
Since the onset of COVID awareness in March of 2020, PCCT musicians have continued to be active – but differently so. Our Psalm Singers (grades 1-4) and Cantate Singers (vocal choir for youth grades 5 and up) have prepared several anthems for virtual inclusion in worship. Our Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Zoom, then sent their recorded voices to Producer (and PCCT tenor!) Douglas Clark, who mixed them into anthems heard in Sunday services (in addition to other significant services through the liturgical year). The (adult) Sanctuary Ringers have been back in in-person since December of 2020. Here’s a sampling of PCCT Music activity during the months of COVID dormancy (click on the photo):
Ready, set . . . SING!
Our music staff is informed by national leadership regarding health and singing safety in the context of COVID. Until May of 2021, PCCT singers have been rehearsing virtually. But, as of May 2021, both Chancel Choir and Cantate Singers are rehearsing live, in-person, with the following health protocols firmly in place:
- All singers sing in EmberSingSafeMask.com, the specs of which were developed
around the science of aspiration in singing.
- Singers maintain 6’ distance from each other.
- Rehearsals take place outdoors.
All those currently involved have also completed their full vaccination cycle.
Current PCCT rehearsal schedule, through June 2021:
Cantate Singers: Sundays, 11:15 AM -12:00 PM; church yard
Chancel Choir: Sundays, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM; church yard and, Zoom rehearsal Thursday evenings, 7:30 – 8:30
Sanctuary Ringers: Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00, Sanctuary
We can’t wait to have our full program up and running . . . in September!
(Stay tuned for updates!)
This four-part chorus provides weekly worship support and welcomes new members of all musical abilities! The choir also presents special music programs, including our annual Lessons & Carols Service. The Chancel Choir is open to youth in high school and up and adults of all ages. Rehearsals are Sundays 11:15 am – 12:30 pm in church yard (weather permitting), and via Zoom…
This 5-octave handbell choir is open to new or experienced ringers, high school through adults. If you’ve never tried handbells, this is the time! Be part of one of the most fun musical groups at PCCT! Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Children’s Music at PCCT fosters education, worship, and fellowship for our vibrant children’s population and adult parishioners alike. Children’s Music plays an integral role in many of the happenings at PCCT. Children’s & Youth Music Psalm Singers/Joy Ringers: Vocal choir and bell choir for children in grades 1-4. Youth Bells: Handbell choir for youth grades 5 and up. Cantate: Vocal choir for…