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Youth Choir (grades 6-12)

The University Presbyterian Youth Choir is open to all youth in the sixth through the twelfth grades.  No auditions are required!  The Youth Choir rehearses every Sunday afternoon from 5 – 6pm in Vance Barron Hall from September  to May and leads the music in worship at both the 8:30am and 11:00am worship services about twice a month.  In February the Youth Choir presents a musical in a dessert theatre format.  Productions have included Godspell,  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Children of Eden, Cotton Patch Gospel, Narnia and Miss Persia.  In May the UPC Youth Choir joins with other area Youth Choirs to present a Benefit Concert whose proceeds support a local nonprofit that the Youth Choirs chose.  In June the Youth Choir is invited to attend a week long conference focusing on Worship & Music at Montreat College.   The Conference offers a variety of opportunities for musical and spiritual growth, worship, fun and fellowship and performance. 

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Registration Rates for youth and children
$280 Regular Registration Deadline: February 5
$250 Final payment Deadline: May 5

Registration Rate for chaperones
$30 Registration 

Registration for the Montreat Worship and Music Conference (June 16-22, 2019) is open to all rising fourth graders to graduating seniors who are active in the UPC Youth or Junior Choirs. Registration is $280 and is open until February 5.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” -John 14:27

The Worship & Music Conferences offer a full week of worship and music for professionals, musicians, clergy, laypersons, choirs, youth groups, and families. Held annually at the Montreat Conference Center, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) offers two identical Worship and Music conferences each summer. Guided by the principles of Reformed worship, conferees explore opportunities for vital inter-generational worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

2018-2019 Schedule

Rehearsals are every Sunday afternoon from 5:00 -6:00pm, beginning on September 16.

  • October 7 at 11:00am worship – World Communion Sunday
  • October 14 at 8:30am worship
  • November 4 at 11:00am worship- Daylight Savings Ends
         from 1:30 – 3:30pm- Rehearsal and Auditions for
         2019 Youth Choir Musical- January 31, February 1, 2, 2019 (PYC will meet from 12-1:30pm) 
  • Monday, November 5 – Audition call backs from 7 – 8:30pm
  • November 18 at 8:30am worship
  • December 2 at 11:00am worship –  1st Sunday of Advent
  • December 16 at 5:00pm –  Christmas Caroling with PYC- meet at Carol Woods
  • December 23 at 8:30am and 11:00am worship  – Christmas Lessons and Carols
  • December 24 at 7:00pm worship  – Christmas Eve  
  • January 5: 3:00 – 6:00pm- First Full Cast Musical rehearsal
    • Continues all of January- Saturdays 3-6pm and Sundays 5-6pm
  • January 13: 4:00 – 6:00pm- Picture Day for Youth Musical
  • January 31, February 1 and 2  – Youth Choir Musical Performances
  • March 3 at 11:00am worship
    • March 16 YC rehearsal for Youth Sunday 9:00 – 10:00am in Sanctuary
  • March 17 at 8:30am and 11am worship Youth Sunday 
  • April 22 at 11:00am worship- 4th Sunday of Easter
  • May 5 at 11:00am worship- Confirmation Sunday
    • 7:00pm Youth Choir Benefit Concert at UPC                  
  • June 16 – 22, 2019 – Montreat Worship & Music Conference