Many churches are beginning or re-starting their children’s choir program and need to consider a combined grades choir. Managing Editor, Terry Taylor, shares insight for accomplishing this feat that requires an open mind and flexibility. The rewards might surprise you!
- Think of your choir as a range of abilities rather than combined grades.
- Evaluate ages and abilities. Are your children mostly older? Mostly younger? Evenly balanced?
- Target the middle aged children and adapt for the younger and older.
- Develop the concept of a “learning community.” For example, enlist older children to help your younger children.
For more advantages, strategies, and ideas for choirs of ranging ages, see the Combined Choir Resources downloadable PDF by Terry Taylor.