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Do you have a child who loves to sing or wants to learn? Choral singing is not just about music – it builds social skills, community, and cooperation in addition to making music to the glory of God. Saint James is proud to be home to a renowned youth music program.

The Schola Cantorum choir, for girls and boys grades 4–8, provides the music at the noon "First Sunday Youth Celebrations," the 5:30 Christmas Eve Vigil, and various archepiscopal liturgies. Schola Cantorum rehearses on Thursdays from 4:45-6:45pm.

The Seraphim Choir, a training choir for children grades 1–3, gives an opportunity for younger singers to gain valuable musicianship skills while being mentored by their older peers. Families are encouraged to attend First Sundays so Seraphs can observe choral responsibilities during mass while worshipping with their families. Twice a year, Seraphim Choir joins their peers in Youth Music Program choral celebrations. Seraphim Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 4:45-6:15pm.

Jubilate!, the Cathedral's ensemble for young women of high school age, sings regularly at the noon Mass on the third Sunday of the month as well as various special liturgies and occasional Vespers. Jubilate! rehearses on Mondays from 4:45-6:45pm.

Our Fratres Young Men's Ensemble is an opportunity for young singers with changed voices to explore new repertoire and work with experienced faculty that know the developing male voice. Young Men's Ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm

New choristers are requested to complete a short interview to assess musical aptitude – to schedule an interview, please call the Youth Music Office at 206-382-4876 or send an email to youthmusic@stjames-cathedral.org, and we will give you contact information to reach Ms. Stacey Sunde, Director of the Youth Music Program. There is an $80 tuition fee assessed for each child per semester, and financial aid scholarships are available for all families experiencing financial hardship. Singers are not required to be Catholic or members of the parish, but they should be prepared to sing at all scheduled liturgies. Registration is ongoing throughout the semester. Fall semester runs from September through December, and Spring semester from January through June.

To register your child(ren) for the current semester, you may print and fill out the form at this link. You may also download the form to your computer and type directly into the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To pay the registration fee online, click the button below - under "Special Note" please add name of child(ren) and "Fall 2018 Youth Music":

Pay for Youth Music Registration

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