Viva Voce! 2014-15
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 a wonderful Christmas Musical that they can take part in. 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:
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, EEK! The Musical, 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.
Chorister’s Prayer - Somerville
EEK! The Musical
Three Great Kings - Schweizer
Sing Hosanna, Jerusalem’s Song - Powell
For the Beauty of the Earth - Coe
Alleluia, Our Hearts and Voices Raise - Joseph
Can You Count the Stars? - Powell (Mother's Day)
Keep Thy Lambs - Powell
Antiphonal Acclamation for Easter - Bedford
Of course, all our children's anthems are available to you. Just check here.