Choirs & Classes

SGM is organized into progressive choirs. Students are encouraged to participate in the earlier choirs prior to joining Laudate Choir, in order to develop their musical skills and prepare them for more advanced repertoire. Each choir will participate in the fall and spring concerts. All choristers are required to practice their music at home in preparation for rehearsals.

Expectations for practicing are shared in weekly rehearsals. In order for the director to assess a student’s readiness for participation in a choral group and to determine voice parts, all new prospective and returning choir members  will schedule an audition. These will be held on August 18 and 24 at Christ Reformed Church in Telford.

The director may opt to place students in choirs based on their ability rather than age, as appropriate. The director also reserves the right to deny enrollment, to request that a chorister discontinue participation, and in special cases to require private music lessons for participation in the choirs. Age cutoffs for the choirs are October 1, 2022.

Prima Choir (Ages 5-7)

Not Offered Fall 2022 (future classes to be announced)


This choral readiness program is designed to help develop and solidify the ability to sing in tune and keep a steady beat. A multi-sensory approach is used, including rhythm and tonal activities, as well as singing and movement games. Choristers will participate briefly in the winter and spring concerts, for which attendance is required. Prerequisite: Completion of Family Fun class or a “Mommy and Me” interview.


Cantabile Choir (Ages 7-12)

Jennifer Loux, Director


Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am


Students in Cantabile Choir are introduced to principles of good choral singing technique, as well as musical expression. Although students will be taught some of the material by rote, they will also be taught foundational principles in reading music and how to sing in two parts. Ability to match pitch and repeat patterns is required.


Laudate Choir (Ages 12 and Up)

Jennifer Loux, Director


Wednesdays, 10:15 am – 11:45 am


More advanced musicianship is developed, and singing is in four parts. Members must demonstrate ability to match pitch and repeat patterns.



Music Fundamentals Family Fun Class (Ages 2-5)


Not offered Fall 2022 (future classes to be announced)


This class meets the first 11 weeks of each semester and is designed for the parent and child(ren) to participate together. Family Fun is for young children and their families. Older siblings may attend at no additional cost. Students will enjoy using all of their senses to discover the world around them. They will use their imagination while singing and playing instruments to nature-themed songs. Through echoing rhythm and tonal patterns, they begin to learn the language of music. Purposeful movement activities and focused listening exercises engage their minds and bodies. Language development is nurtured through the rhythm of poetry and storytelling. Quality Home Materials (by MusikGarten) enable parents to bring music/activities home for their children to enjoy on a daily basis. This important listening dimension surrounds your child with music every day.



Advanced Ensemble (Ages 12 and Up)

Jennifer Loux, Director


Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Advanced Ensemble is open to Laudate Choir members who audition in the fall. Members must be willing to be leaders in Laudate Choir. Students sing more difficult repertoire and are expected to be comfortable singing a capella and in divided parts.