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James Holyer

James Holyer
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Children's Music Programs
The Cherub Choir
For children age 4 through second grade, the "cherubs" make up our youngest choir. Their rehearsals are part of our wonderful Children's Chapel program during the 9 and 11 services on Sundays - meaning no extra mid-week rehearsals for this group! All a child needs to do to particiapte is to come to either service on Sundays and go to Children's Chapel. During chapel, we sing songs, both old and new, and then sing some of them for everyone during the service every four or five weeks.
 
St. Mark's Choristers
St. Mark’s Choristers is for children in the second grade and higher, and its purpose is to inspire in them a lifelong love of music, to teach them music fundamentals, to instill in them the importance of leadership, teamwork, and responsibility, and to assist in musical leadership for Sunday’s 11:00 service all within the context of a fun and worthwhile after-school program.
 
The Choristers follow the Royal School of Church Music program in which they work through several levels of achievement (represented by colored ribbons) as they learn to sing, read music, and be leaders in worship. In addition to singing, various fun activities are offered, including a yearly choir camp. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00. This choir takes a break for the summer from roughly June until September. Contact James Holyer at the church office with questions or to sign up.
 
Former Head Chorister - Evelyn M. pictureed with Mr. Winston
                
The Royal School of Church Music Choristers’ Prayer

Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants, who minister in Thy temple. Grant that what we sing with our lips, we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts, we may show forth in our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Mary B. Winston Award, a choral leadership award established in memory of Mary and in honor of her years of service to music in the Jacksonville community, particularly music for youth, is currently held by Annie A.
 
Additionally, the choristers hold the following ribbons:
White - Mamie B., Dallis M., and Lucy P.
Light blue - Ann C., Mimi D., Helen E., Mary Carol E., Louisa H., Gwynne L., Phillip L., and Amelia W.
Dark blue - Annie A., Emme G., and Leelah S.

Red - Gracie H. and Claire W.
Gold - Ann Lowery E.
Ann Lowery E. has also been appointed Head Chorister
and Gracie H. and Leelah S. Assistant Head Choristers
Congratulations to all our award winners!!
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