Children's Choirs

Children ages 5 through 5th grade are welcomed and encouraged to join one of two choirs at Morningside Presbyterian: Cherub Choir (5, 6, 7 year olds) and Treble Choir (2nd through 5th grade). Both choirs meet simultaneously on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:30pm beginning August 23, 2017 and ending June 6, 2018. These choirs learn hymns and anthems which they sing in worship services. They learn the rudiments of music – keeping steady rhythms, learning to match pitch using Solfege methods, and learning how to read music (Treble Choir). In June 2018 the choirs will work on and present a children’s musical. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield at or contact our Children’s Choir coordinator, Sarah Beth Gehl at

shannanWe are so pleased to have Shannan O’Dowd join the music ministry as the Director of the Treble Choir. Dr. Crutchfield continues to lead the Cherub Choir. Shannan graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education. Ms. O’Dowd is the Choral Director at Johns Creek High School and has a private voice and piano studio at Honey Bee Music School in Buford, GA. She recently won the 2017 Shuler Award for Music Direction for the JCHS production of Cinderella. Prior to JCHS, Ms. O’Dowd taught music theory for the Savannah Children’s Choir Summer Camp and student taught at Hillgrove High School in Cobb County. Ms. O’Dowd currently performs with Coro Vocati, a professional chamber choir in Atlanta, and the Kennesaw State University Community and Alumni Choir in Kennesaw, GA. 


2017 – 2018 Children’s Choirs Calendar
Choirs begin August 23 and break for Christmas after December 6

September 24:  Treble Choir sings in worship (10:15 rehearsal / 11am worship)

October 8:  Cherub Choir sings in worship (8:15 rehearsal / 8:45 worship)

November 12:  Treble Choir sings in worship (8:15 rehearsal / 8:45 & 11 worship)

December 9:  Christmas Pageant DRESS rehearsal (4pm)

December 10:  Christmas Pageant Performance (5pm)

January 10, 2018:  Choirs resume until March 28

February 11:  Treble Choir sings in worship (8:15 rehearsal / 8:45 & 11 worship)

March 11:  Cherub Choir sings in worship (8:15 rehearsal / 8:45 worship)

March 21:  Last Wednesday rehearsal until May 2

March 25 (Palm Sunday):  ALL Choirs sing (10:15 rehearsal / 11am worship)

May 2:  Choirs begin rehearsal on the Children’s Musical

June 6:  Last regular Wednesday rehearsal

June 11 through 14:  CHILDREN’S MUSIC WEEK

June 14:  Children’s Musical Performance (time to be determined)




Last Published: December 27, 2017 3:04 PM