Help Wanted: Creative Ideas for Children’s Choirs
I thought this week was going to be nice and easy, leisurely paced. Wrong. (I’m just taking it as good transition back into school life, though.) One of the main ways I’ve been spending my time is making contacts and conducting interview of music directors.
I’m writing an article for a denominational journal Call to Worship. For various complicated besides-the-point reasons, I’m now doing the project, and writing with a really tight deadline. So, of course, I thought the blogosphere might be of help.
So what do you know about the creative use of children’s choirs in worship?
Or, who do you know that I should talk to? (And, preferably, who responds quickly)
Basic concepts of the piece: When people think “Children’s Choir” they, perhaps sadly, tend to think of cute little kids singing a special anthem up front on Palm Sunday. That’s fine and dandy, totally cool, but how else can children’s choirs be used in worship?
Maybe a good way to put this: What are practical ways children’s choirs can contribute to the liturgy in forms other than solo anthems?
If you comment significantly, please leave your full name and email (only I see the email) so I can contact you for attribution information if I use your ideas in the article.
Did I mention I’m working with a short deadline? Any ideas would be greatly apprecited.