Children’s and Youth Choirs

St. David’s has a strong tradition of choral excellence beginning with our youngest singers. We have three choirs that make up the Children’s and Youth Choirs: The Cherubs Choir, The Middlers Choir, and Joyful Noise. All three choirs focus on the fundamentals of reading music and healthy vocal techniques. Choristers also get to experience the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and lead worship in a variety of services. Every child, regardless of musical ability, is invited to be in one of these ensembles.

Choir Rehearsal

The Choir members will prepare for singing in worship and for their Spring Musical, The Story Tellin’ Man by Ken Medema. The musical will be on Saturday, April 30, 3-4 p.m. in Bethell Hall. 


Children in kindergarten-2nd grade meet with Maureen Papovich for music education through fun and games, in preparation for singing with the Middler and Youth Choirs at various Sunday services.


3rd-5th graders meet with Kelsey Kimble to learn songs for worship, beginning music literacy and solfege. Middlers sing for Sunday services in various combinations with Cherubs and Youth Choirs.

Joyful Noise

6th-12th grade singers in the Joyful Noise choir serve St. David’s in a variety of worship services, leading the congregation in hymns and service music, and singing their prepared anthems. Youth also have the opportunity to lead and mentor younger singers. In addition, they have the opportunity to sing with (and learn from) the adult choirs in more challenging choral works. For more information, please email Director of Music, Bethell Hall Mark Wischkaemper.