Make Music With Us!

We love music at The Reformed Church! All are invited to join one of our five vocal choirs and seven handbell choirs, organized according to age and skill level.

Each group rehearses weekly (see times below) and performs on select Sunday mornings from September to June, as well as in seasonal Sunday afternoon concerts and special services (Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc.). The Chancel Choir performs weekly during the program year.

Vocalists and instrumentalists may also audition for The Gathering Band, which performs rock- and pop-inflected music year-round at our Sunday night Gathering service, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

To hear music samples, visit our Music Archive. For downloadable Children's Choir registration forms, see below under "Children & Youth."

For general questions about the music program, contact Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music.

 

Vocal Choirs

ADULTS

The Chancel Choir, Dr. Sándor Szabó, director. All are welcome to join this dedicated group of singers who every week glorify God through music. No long-term commitment required; come and sing whenever your schedule permits.
Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm

 

Hallelujah Choir
Dr. Sándor Szabó is seeking singers of all skill levels for a new choir. We will sing easy anthems of all genres, including spirituals, folk songs, gospel, and jazz. For more information, contact sszabo@reformedchurch.org.

View rehearsal schedule here

CHILDREN & YOUTH
All children and youth participating in the choir program must submit a registration form, which you can download and print below.

Cherub Choir (Pre-K, 4 and 5 year-olds)
Information will be delivered at the beginning of the school year via the nursery school.  Please contact Laura Green at lgreen@reformedchurch.org or, 914-337-6776, x127, if interested.

All children ages 4 and 5 in Pre-Kindergarten are encouraged to be part of the Cherub Choir.  This exploratory ensemble will sing for the Christmas Eve early service and on Palm Sunday.

Carol Choir — Beginner Treble Choir (Grades K – 2)
All children in Kindergarten – 1st grade who have had one year or less of experience with our choirs and new 2nd graders are invited to participate in our lively Carol Choir program!  Movement and singing are used in this introduction to the fundamentals of music. This beginning ensemble will sing for the Annual White Gift Service (Dec. 11th), Christmas Eve early service and on Palm Sunday.

Cathedral Choir— Intermediate Treble Choir (Grades 2* – 5)
Meets in 2 sessions. 

All children in grades 3 – 5 and 2nd graders with at least one year experience in RCB choirs are invited to participate in our exuberant Cathedral Choir!  Children will build on their understanding of musical concepts such as rhythm and meter, intervals and pitch (using solfège), vocal technique, and descant singing. 

Chapel Choir — Advanced Treble Choir (Grades 6 – 8)

All students in grades 6–8 are welcome to join our spirited Chapel Choir!  This choir builds on the concepts learned in the Cathedral Choir with more difficult but fun repertoire. Two-part and 3-part singing are staples of the program in a large variety of styles.  This choir will perform for the Annual White Gift Service (Dec. 11th), Choir Festival (March 26th) and tour to nursing homes.

Kirksingers — Mixed Choir (Grades 9 – 12)

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to being a part of this fun musical group!  Each week, we sing beautiful music written by first-rank composers, engage in lively discussions on music theory and history, and enjoy a time of fellowship together. When we feel comfortable, we offer our musical selections in the Sunday Worship Service for all to enjoy. No auditions are required, and all are welcome!
If interested in one of our children’s choirs, please reach out to Jennifer Ribeiro jribeiro@reformedchurch.org or 914-337-6776, x127

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Handbell Choirs

All directed by Lee Corbett.

View rehearsal schedule here

Calvin Ringers (grade 5 & new 6th grade beginners)

Whitechapel Ringers (grade 7th and 8th).

Kirk Ringers (grades 9th-12th).

Concert Ringers (adults, by audition).

Matin Ringers (adults, new members welcome).

Vesper Ringers (adults, new members welcome).
 

The Gathering Band

All ages, voices and instruments, by audition. Meets Sundays, 3:00pm-4:45pm, for worship performance at 5:00pm. Contact Sarah Kervin, Gathering worship director.