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.
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 an EASY musical for the spring. Oh, Noah! is for very young voices and makes use of tunes the children already know (Twinkle, God Is So Good, Row, Row Your Boat, etc.) All the anthems are included in this PDF, but you can click
on them individually to listen.
Here are the individual anthems:
Jubilate Deo (included in Oh, Noah!)
Holy, Holy, Holy
Come to Us, Emmanuel
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Be Still and Know That I Am God
Hosanna, Blessed is He
Sing "Alleluia" to the Lord! (included in Oh, Noah!)
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 Birds of Bethlehem) 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.
McClure – Hear, O Israel *
Reformation Sunday/All Saints Day
Ramsay – When We Build
Bedford – Jubilate!
Cooman – There Is Much in the World
Pasch – Now Thank We All Our God *
Linton – The Christ Child Lay on Mary’s Lap *
Gibbs – To Abraham the Promise Came *
McClure – Prepare the Way, O Zion
Coe – Down in Yon Forest
Clarke – He Is Born the Divine Christ Child
De Foe – I Saw Three Ships
Cooman – Jesus, Gift of God
Martin – Lo! Newborn Jesus
Shephard - The Birds of Bethlehem
Shephard – Father, Bless Me to the Dawn
Powell – Keep Thy Lambs
McClure – Bread of Love, Cup of Grace *
MacDonald – Magnificat and Nunc dimittis *
McClure – Into the Woods My Master Went *
Joseph – Alleluia! Our Hearts and Voices Raise
Bedford – Antiphonal Acclamation for Easter
Clarke – Easter Carol
Von Herzogenberg – Now Sing We Alleluia!
Pearsall – Peace to You
Martin – A Gaelic Blessing
Andrews – And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down
Coe – Faith and Hope and Love
Marcello – Give Ear unto Me
*New for 2012