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Viva Voce!

We have music for Children's Choirs! But more than that...

Here's our comprehensive teaching curriculum for children’s choirs, Grades K-2 and 3-6.

We're not going to be a part of the "dumbing-down" of children's choir music!
If your children's choir has been singing air-pudding, maybe it's time you took a new look at your curriculum. (Or better yet, take a look at ours!)

We've been planning this for a few years now, and we found just the person to head up our Viva Voce Project. Carol McClure is the Director of Children's and Youth Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville and has been working with St. James Music Press for several years. This learning plan is based on our commitment to teaching vocal technique, music skills, hymn-knowledge-y, liturgics, and service in a fun, efficient, memorable and rewarding manner for both the choristers and the directors.

Viva Voce K-2 Curriculum 2013-14

All the materials are available for download on the sidebar. (Warm Ups, Games, Study Sheets, etc.) These materials are only available to paid subscribers. The links will appear in the left side-bar once you're a subscriber.

For Grades K-2 Children's Choirs. Here is a curriculum for the entire year which is tailored to your very young singers. Complete with weekly 30-45 minute teaching plans, warmups, teaching tools, anthems, instrumental parts and a GREAT Multi-generational Christmas Pageant. All the anthems are included in this PDF, but you can click on them individually to listen. (And make CDs for your choiristers if you'd like.)

Here are the individual anthems:

Doxology
What Wondrous Love

Jubilate Deo (Ps. 100)

Arise! Shine!

Morning Star, O Cheering Sight

Love Is Little
Wave Your Branches
Easter Affirmation
Praise the Lord for Spring
The Best OLD-FASHIONED Christmas Pageant Ever


Viva Voce Grades 3-6 Curriculum 2013-2014

All the supplementary materials are available for download on the sidebar. (Warm Ups, Games, Study Sheets, etc.) These materials are only available to paid subscribers. The links will appear in the left side-bar once you're a subscriber.

For Grades 3-6 Children's Choirs. Here is a curriculum for the entire year which is tailored to your very elementary aged. It includes 75 minute teaching plans, warmups, teaching tools, games, anthems, instrumental parts and a MULTI-GENERATIONAL Christmas musical The Best OLD-FASHIONED Christmas Pageant Ever that your congregation will love!

The suggested anthems are not included in the pdf, but can be downloaded separately - or you can choose your own from the hundreds available.

Praise/Thanksgiving
Psalm 150 - Jeremiah Clarke
Just As A Father (Ps. 103) - Cherubini

All Saint's Day
Gaudent in Coelis - Dering

Advent/Christmas
Can You Count The Stars? - Powell
Splashing and Dancing - McClure
Song of the Ship - Powell
Savior of the Nations, Come - McClure
The Star Carol - Shephard
Prepare the Way, O Zion - McClure
Quem Pastores Laudavere - Andrews
Three Great Kings - Schweizer

Christmas Musical
The Best OLD-FASHIONED Christmas Pageant Ever

Baptism       
Keep Thy Lambs - Powell

Communion
Fill My Life, O Lord My God - Powell

Lent
The Lord's Prayer - McKay
Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God (Ps. 51) - Emery-Owings

Palm Sunday
The Donkey - Clarke

The Simplest and the Best - Fedak

Easter/Spring
God Made Mountains (Ps. 121) - Walker
Antiphonal Acclamation for Easter - Bedford
Beautiful Savior - Lee

Pentecost
Peace to You - Pearsall
As the Wind - White

Multi-Purpose
Faith and Hope and Love - Coe

As Longs the Deer (Ps. 42) - Schweizer

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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