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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
and we will give you contact information to reach Ms. Stacey Sunde, Director of the Youth Music Program. There is a $100 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 "Youth Music Registration":