This past Fall, 20 students participated in the kick-off semester of the Fox Valley Homeschool Choir under the direction of Marketo Griffin and Hannah Gerrity. There were Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses all lifting their voices in praise to the Lord culminating in a wonderful Christmas Concert!
The second semester of the Fox Valley Homeschool Choir will begin Jan 23rd (Jan 16th for new members) with a Spring Concert scheduled for late April.
New Member Start Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, January 23, 2012 – April 23, 2012 (No rehearsal on 2/20, 3/26, 4/9).
Place: Union Congregational Church Sanctuary
405 West State Street, North Aurora, IL
Student Ages: Ages 14-18 may join without audition **
Ages 12-13 must audition to join **
Cost: $75 for 1st child, $35 for 2nd child, $20 for 3rd child (and beyond)J
Registration: Now through January 30, 2012
To register please email the Director, Marketo Griffin @ firstname.lastname@example.org
** Marketo will listen to all new students privately for part assignments (SATB)
About the Director:
Marketo heard the Lord’s call into music and ministry over five years ago while working as a civilian air traffic controller on a remote airfield in the Kuwait desert! She entered Wheaton College just over a year later and recently finished her studies with a Bachelor Degree of Music in Voice Performance. At Wheaton College, she served as Honors Conductor of the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Director of the Wheaton College WOW Worship Team, and Honors Conductor of the Wheaton College Women’s Chorale. Marketo is currently serving as the A Cappella Ensemble Director at DuPage AME Church and as the Coordinator of Contemporary Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton.
About the Assistant Director/Accompanist:
Hannah Gerrity will be serving as the Assistant Director and the Accompanist. She graduated from Wheaton College in May with a BS in Voice Performance. While she was a student at Wheaton College, she served as Honors Conductor and President of the Wheaton College Concert Choir. She is also a very gifted pianist and accompanist. Hannah is passionate about choral singing, homeschooling and loving Jesus with all her heart!