2013 fall music programs for children begin the week of Sept. 16 at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas.
Programs are offered free of charge to children in the community.
Parents seeking arts enrichment opportunities will be interested in the musical and drama experiences available to children in the programs led by qualified, dedicated leaders. Choirs and performing groups nurture social skills, teamwork, responsibility, creativity and the satisfaction of accomplishment.
Two choirs will start Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Practices are 30 to 45 minutes. The Celestial Singers is for older children, ages eight to 14. Children ages four to seven can join the Sunbeams. Percussion instruments, handbells and the colourful “boom-whackers” enrich the musical experience.
Starting Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m., there is also an inter-generational handbell ringing group for children ages nine and up who have an aptitude to read notes and want to work as a team.
All children receive an excellent training in music reading, singing and dramatics. In addition to participation in Sunday worship, there are fun group activities throughout the year. The highlight is the annual musical production, complete with scenery and costumes. In May 2014, all children participate in The Babble at Babel, an Old Testament biblical drama in pop music style.
Parents who would like more information should contact Fredric DeVries, director of music, 905-627-6396, or check out www.stpaulsdundas.com.