Dear Parents & Friends,
We are pleased to once again offer Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS students in grades 3-5. In the coming season, the children will have numerous opportunities to perform for their peers as well as around Chicagoland. Some highlights include a performance of John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" with the Ravenswood Symphony, as well as a performance at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. We are very excited to begin another year of learning and music with this group. We hope that you consider joining us!
The Benedictine Children’s Chorus strives to develop and strengthen the vocal talent of our elementary students, to serve the church, and to glorify God in song. We aim to create a professional-level children's program that grants a high quality musical experience to our children.
Service Through Musical Excellence
The chorus will serve our community in numerous ways. We will provide music for Sunday Mass once a month, as well as weekly school Masses. We will participate in regional and nation children’s choir festivals, including the Pueri Cantores national federation for catholic children's choirs. We explore a wide range of repertoire from antiquity to the present day.
How Can My Child Participate?
Choir members must be enrolled in grades 3-5 at St. Benedict Preparatory School. There is a one-time fee of $90 that will help cover the cost of sheet music, festival registration, and uniforms for the year. Registration will be done on a first-come-first serve basis. There is no formal audition, but all potential choristers should have a love for singing and a desire to learn.
Jeremy Kiolbassa, Director of Music Ministry
Hannah Thompson, Music Teacher Grades 2-12