Children's and Youth Choirs

New Music and Creative Arts Program

Our Thursday, Kids Club and Children’s Choirs are being re:imagined as a music and creative arts program this fall for 2nd-6th grade students. Held from 3:30-5:30 pm, these programs will take place outdoors.  The Thursday program begins September 17 and will include 2 music classes with a short recreation break.

The Jericho Drummers
An exciting Percussion Ensemble where children learn to play World Beat Drum Music from around the world and Bible beats. Children will learn drum technique, rehearse rhythms, steady beat, tempos and develop coordination and creativity. Students will be assigned their own instruments (no sharing.) The final class recording will be shared with our congregation in our Sunday online service. This class will be taught by Mr. Adam Thompson. Raised in our church, a current member and Music Assistant, Mr. Thompson has taught music for over 30 years in The USA, Tanzania, Malaysia and China and holds a Master's Degree in Music Education and a California Teaching Credential. Children of all musical levels are invited to participate in this fun new class!

Drama and Movement
Act, move and be a star in this new hybrid drama and movement class. Children will perform short Christmas plays, create movements and dramatizations of stories and music, sample folk dance from around the world, explore acting and public speaking and in the process have fun and build self-esteem! Whether you like being on stage or not, this is a great class to help everyone feel more confident and successful. This class will be taught by Alicia McMillan, the PLCPC Director of Worship and Music who holds a California Music teaching credential and a Master's degree in music. She has been a music educator for the last 20 years in public and private K-8 schools and has taught general music, folk dance, choir, recorders and children's choirs at PLCPC and directed over 30 church musicals.

Due to limits on group gatherings, pre-registration is required for all events and activities.

For more information please contact Alicia at

 register for fall programs

 *Fall programming is quarterly. This session runs September - December. Different classes will be held beginning in January.

Please note, our traditional Children's Choirs are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Welcome to children’s and youth choirs at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church!  God has entrusted each of us as parents and adults with the responsibility of shaping our children and helping them grow. Our choirs help children discover many things about God, themselves, and music ministry. Choir nurtures spiritual growth, stimulates self-expression and creativity, builds confidence, allows children and youth to lead in worship, minister to others, and share their musical talent. Rehearsals include prayer, development of vocal technique; group voice lessons, fun music games, rhythm instruments, movement, hymnody, and age-appropriate educational activities with emphasis on scripturally- based songs.  All groups have opportunities to lead in worship.

A choir ministry, because of its Kingdom-building commitment, is set apart from dance, sports, art and gymnastics. It is not just another activity option in the long list of activities available to children. Children who learn to use their singing voice at an early age grow up equipped to participate in worship through music. Children who are securely rooted in God’s Word have the best possible anchor to secure them in the midst of life’s raging storms and murky waters.
- Linda Fray

Choir typically runs from September through May each year.

For more information about Children's and Youth Choirs, please contact Alicia McMillan at

Cherub Choir

Cherub Choir is for 4-year-olds through 1st graders. This choir rehearses on Thursdays in the choir room at 4:00-4:50 pm (While not required, many of these children also attend Kid's Club after choir--from 5 - 5:45 in the Family Life Center.)

The teaching philosophy for this age group is based on positive reinforcement; and kindness and acceptance of others are emphasized. Children at this age learn music concepts prescribed in the California Standards for Music Education such as: beat/rhythm, dynamics, tempo, high/low, pitch recognition, simple form, finding one's singing voice, listening skills, recognizing and playing simple rhythms on instruments, playing music games and following directions in order. Scripture topics are discussed based on the theme of songs and church seasons.

During choir season, children may have the opportunity to perform in the following performances: monthly Sunday worship singing, Christmas Eve Pageant, Christmas Concert performance with adult choir and orchestra, Palm Sunday processional and singing, Spring Musical, and other special events.

 

Joyful Praise Choir

Joyful Praise Choir is for 2nd through 6th graders. This choir rehearses on Thursdays in the choir room at 5:00-6:00 pm (While not required, many of these children also meet for Kid's Club before choir--from 4:00 to 4:45 pm in the Family Life Center.)

Children in this group use music and learn basic music reading skills. Rehearsals are highly structured and include vocal warm-ups, opening prayer, hymn study, music game, work on selected songs. Singers chart their attendance and receive prizes in addition to an early bird special for being on time. Scripture stories are learned through songs.  

During choir season, children may have the opportunity to perform in the following performances: monthly Sunday worship singing, Christmas Eve Pageant, Christmas Concert performance with adult choir and orchestra, Palm Sunday processional and singing, Spring Musical, and other special events.