Children and Youth Community Choirs

About Our Choir Program

The Children’s and Youth Community Choirs of Wesley-Knox offer choral experience and vocal instruction to children and young people from grades 1 through 12 and beyond. The program is comprised of three main ensembles.

Primary Choir, grades 1-3, offers a lively, interactive music program that teaches children the basic elements of music through games, movement, rhythm instruments, singing and excellent choral repertoire.

The Junior Boys and the Junior Girls choirs, grades 4-8 (the Junior Choir, collectively), further develop choral performance skills and vocal techniques and add the ability to sing in parts. The members of the Mysterium youth choir, grades 9-12 and beyond, learn to read choral music, sing in four parts, and perform challenging and exciting music.

At Wesley-Knox, we feel these experiences lay the foundation for future music learning and a lifelong love of music. Children and young people learn the skills to perform beautifully in a choir. The choirs sing in church and in the wider community. Singing several Sundays each season allows them to become an integral part of worship and to develop confidence and performance skills. As well, Mysterium often sings in a variety of venues in the city.

There is no audition and there is no requirement for the children or their parents to be associated with Wesley-Knox. It is our desire that every child learns how to sing beautifully and with confidence, so fees are kept to a minimum. To help the people of Wesley-Knox with the cost of maintaining this high quality and integrated program, we ask choir parents to donate, as they are able, $90, $60 or $30 per child per year. All donations are tax-deductible.

For additional information or to enrol a child or young person in the program, please contact our point person, Mary Bee Haworth, by telephone at 226.237.4337 (text preferred) or by e-mail here.

 Registration and COVID Protocols for 2021-2022

Mysterium is currently rehearsing on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm.

Primary and Junior Choir Update

Dear Junior and Primary Choir Parents, 
We hope this email finds you and your young singers well and thriving. A few months ago we had hoped to be in a better place with the pandemic by now, and we wished to open up our children’s choir programs this next week, but we now feel this isn’t the best decision.
Our program values giving every child the skills to sing that will last them a lifetime. At this point in the pandemic, we are not able to offer that opportunity to every child, regardless of vaccination status. As well, the church that supports our program still has a vaccination policy in place for entering the building, which will be revisited, but not until April, and our program ends in April. 
So we have chosen, rather than restructuring our program for maximum safety, including masks and distancing, to wait until September. At that time we dearly hope to have these requirements and safeguards behind us and we can mount the full program we have enjoyed in the past, complete with separate Boys and Girls Choirs, gym time, and hallway excitement. Look for an announcement about that in August. 
We hope that your children will plan on joining us next September! 
May your spring and summer be full of the joys of family and friends!
With every good wish, 
Karen, Mallory, Mary Bee and Maggie

Registration Forms

Registration forms can be printed and returned on Thursday when dropping off your chorister for the first time. You can also email completed forms to us at jrchoir@gmail.com prior to the first rehearsal.


Primary Choir

Junior Choir

Mysterium

  • For children in Grade 1–3
  • Rehearses every Thursday at 5-6 pm
  • Performs four or five times each year
  • Directed by Mallory Brennan, email here
  • For girls and boys in Grades 4-8
  • Boys rehearse 4:45-5:30 every Thursday
  • Girls rehearse 5:15-6:00 every Thursday
  • Performs five to eight times each year
  • Directed by Karen Schuessler, 519.673.4803 x 202, e-mail here
  • For enthusiastic, music-loving teens in Grades 9-12+
  • Rehearses every Thursday at 6-7 pm
  • Performs five to eight times each year, various venues
  • Directed by Karen Schuessler, 519.673.4803 x 202, e-mail here

Staff and Volunteers