Viva Voce! 2016-17
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:
I Was Glad
O Give Thanks and Sing
Prayer of St. Francis
O Come Little Children
We're Getting Ready for Jesus to Come
God So Loved The World
Wave Your Branches
Praise the Lord for Spring
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 ... all you need!
The suggested anthems are not included in the pdf, but can be downloaded separately - or you can choose your own from the hundreds available.
The Choristers' Benediction - McClure
Where Once There Lay Dragons - McClure
To Abraham The Promise Came - Gibbs
Prepare the Way, O Zion - McClure
He Is Born, The Divine Christ Child - Clarke
I Saw Thee Ships - DeFoe
Jesus Is Here! - Cooman
Once In Royal David's City - Powell
Sing Hosanna, Jerusalem’s Song - Powell
Wave Your Branches - Pavlechko (with K-2 Choir)
Now Sing We Alleluia! - ven Herzogenberg
All Things Bright And Beautiful - Shephard
Easter Carol - Clarke
Of course, all our children's anthems are available to you. Just check here.