|All Saints Youth Choristers|
The Youth Choristers program is for boys and girls from ages 7 to 16 (younger children may be admitted after consultation with the Director). The choristers sing with the All Saints Choir for the 9.30am high mass on three to four Sundays during each school term and sing a service once a term in their own right.
"The best part is meeting new people and singing" [11 year old]
Choristers do not need to have any previous musical training. Music theory, sight singing and choral skills are taught as part of the program, while working towards Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Voice for Life levels. Team skills, self discipline and confidence are developed and the choristers gain a sense of engagement in the broader community.
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays during term time at 6.00-6.45pm. Although no audition is required, choristers are expected to be enthusiastic, committed and attend rehearsals regularly. New members are welcome at any time and are invited to contact the Director of Youth Choristers for more information.
"The best part is learning new songs and being able to sing for church" [12 year old]
Director of the Youth Choristers
The Youth Chorister program is currently led by Clara Teniswood, a member of the Choir of All Saints. Clara holds a PhD in materials science. She studied cello with David Pereira and attained her Licentiate of Music (LMusA) in 2013. In 2015 she completed a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. She is a past member of the national children's choir Gondwana Voices, the Choir of All Saints South Hobart, and other Tasmania choirs. In 2013 she attended the ACCET Choral Conductors Summer School in Melbourne, and toured to Rome and Assisi with Echology (The University of Newcastle Chamber Choir). Clara currently teaches at a nearby secondary school.
"The best part is doing Voice for Life" [7 year old]