Choirs

Follen has two extremely active choirs for students in grades 2-12. Students from grades 2-5 sing in the Children’s Choir and students from grades 6-12 sing in the Youth Choir.

Singers learn music important to our Unitarian Universalist faith, as well as traditional pieces important to Follen Church. The choirs typically sing once a month in our services, at our annual Pageant performance, at Christmas Eve, and in our annual Gilbert and Sullivan musical theatre production.

Operetta

In mid-June the combined Youth and Children’s choirs perform a fully-staged and double-cast Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta – a tradition that has lasted for over 50 years. These performances and all the work that leads up to them are a true celebration of the Follen community, as over 50 children and all their parents collaborate with energetic joy on an event that brings pride and self-confidence, as well as fun, to all involved. Sold-out audiences enjoy it tremendously. The operas performed in rotation include “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Iolanthe,” “The Yeomen of the Guard,” “Patience,” “Ruddygore,” and “The Gondoliers.”

Registration

Religious Education registration is required for participation in the Youth and Children’s Choir. Register online for the 2017-18 year. A small fee is collected to cover snack and costs associated with our musical theatre production. If you are unable to pay, please reach out to musicdirector@follen.org individually. Important dates for next year (as of June 2017) are listed below.

Rehearsal Times

Children’s Choir rehearses from 4-5pm on Mondays in the Anne Smith Room.
Youth Choir rehearses from 5-6pm on Mondays in the Sanctuary.
We follow the Lexington Public Schools calendar for vacations, holidays, and inclement weather.

Important Dates for 2017-2018 Choirs

Monday, December 4 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, December 11 – Rehearsal for ALL 4:00, PARTY AT 5:00!!!

Sunday, December 17 – 4:30 Christmas Pageant (Rehearsal at 3:00, both choirs)

Sunday, December 24

  • 4:00 Christmas Eve service (no choirs, just congregational singing)
  • 7:30 Christmas Eve service with Youth Choir and Alums (rehearsal 6:00)
  • 9:30 Christmas Eve service with Youth Choir and Alums (rehearsal 8:45)

Monday, December 18 – No Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 5:00 Youth Choir rehearsal

Monday, December 25 – No rehearsal

Monday, January 1 – No rehearsal

Monday, January 8 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, January 15 – No rehearsal

Sunday, January 21 – Celebration Sunday Services – both choirs for both services!!!

  • 9:30 – Children’s & Youth Choirs (rehearse 8:30)
  • 11:30 – Children’s & Youth Choirs (rehearse 10:30)

Monday, January 22 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, January 29 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, February 5 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, February 12 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, February 19 – No rehearsal

Monday, February 26 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Sunday, March 4 – Multigen services

  • 9:30 – Children’s Choir (rehearse 8:30)
  • 11:30 – Youth Choir (rehearse 10:30)

Monday, March 5 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, March 12 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, March 19 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, March 26 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Sunday, April 1 – Easter services

  • 9:30 – Children’s Choir (rehearse 8:30)
  • 11:30 – Youth Choir (rehearse 10:30)

Monday, April 2 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, April 9 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, April 16 – No Rehearsal

Monday, April 23 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Monday, April 30 – Rehearsal (4:00 for Children’s Choir, 5:00 for Youth)

Sunday, May 6 –  Flower Communion Services

  • 9:30 – Children’s Choir (rehearse 8:30)
  • 11:30 – Youth Choir (rehearse 10:30)

Monday, May 7 –  Rehearsal (Operetta & choirs)

Monday, May 14 – Rehearsal (Operetta & choirs)

Monday, May 21 –  Rehearsal (Operetta & choirs)

Monday, May 28 –  Rehearsal (Operetta only!)

Monday, June 4 –  Rehearsal (Operetta & choirs)

Sunday, June 10 – Final service at 10:30 , all choirs sing (rehearse at 9:00)