youth choir

4th - 8th grade students are invited to sing in the Youth Choir.



Attendance is required to thoroughly learn each song!

Rehearsals are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m., in the choir room at the main campus of the church. 

The choir sings for the 9am Mass every 2nd Sunday of the month. 



2017 - 2018 Rehearsal and Mass Schedule

Choir Room:  6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Sept. 7, 2017
Sept 21, 2017
Oct. 5, 2017
Our God is Here
How Great Thou Art
One Bread One Body
Pan de Vida
Canticle of the Sun
Mass Parts : K. Bartlett:
Lamb of God

Oct. 8, 2017; 9am Mass ( 27th Sunday in Ord. Time)
Oct. 19, 2017
Nov. 2, 2017

Opening: Gather Us In
Presentation: Where There is Love (Haas)
Communion: Christ Be Our Light
Communion: Give Me Jesus
Closing: Psalm 63/My Soul is Thirsting

Nov. 12, 2017 ; 9:00am Mass (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)
The Child Prince

Jingle Bells

Away in a Manger

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

One Holy Night in Bethlehem

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Silent Night

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

What Child Is This?

By the Star 

Joy to the World

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Dec 2, 2017 : 11:30-Noon (Craft Fair Caroling)
Nov. 16, 2017
Dec. 7, 2017

On Jordan’s Banks
A Voice Cries Out
Like a Shepherd
There is a Longing
Find Us Ready

Dec. 10, 2017 ; 9:00am Mass ( 2nd Sunday of Advent)
Dec. 21, 2017

(rehearse with Grace Notes)

Prelude: The Child Prince

Opening: O Come All Ye Faithful
Psalm 96 - Today is Born Our Savior
Advent Christmas Gospel Acclamation
Presentation: Away in a Manger
Communion: Draw Near
 Silent Night
2nd Communion: What Child is This
Closing: Joy to the World

Dec. 24, 2017
( children's Christmas Eve Mass 4:00 pm)
Jan 4, 2018
Jan 11, 2018 (extra rehearsal)

God, We Praise You

Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Behold the Lamb

Here I Am, Lord

I Send You Out

Jan. 14, 2018 : 9:00am Mass (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Jan. 18, 2018
Feb. 1, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
opening: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Psalm 32
Gospel Acclamation
Offertory: I Will Choose Christ
Communion 1: Bread of Angels
Communion 2: Turn Our Hearts Around
Closing:  We Are Called

Feb. 11, 2018 9:00am Mass (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Feb 15, 2018
Mar. 1, 2018

Mar. 11, 2018 : 9:00am Mass ( Fourth Sunday of Lent)
Mar. 15, 2018
Mar. 22, 2018 (extra)

April 8, 2017 , (2nd Sunday of Easter)
April 19, 2018
May 3, 2018

May 13, 2018 , 9:00am Mass (Mother's Day)
May 17, 2018 (Year End Party)  


parent info

Parent Involvement

Rehearsals will be held in the choir room this year, and space is limited. Parents may wait in the Sanctuary or return to pick up the child by 6:50pm. Parent (or other adult) involvement is welcomed, so please feel free to volunteer. St. Matthew is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our faith community, especially children and vulnerable adults. All parish volunteers must be in compliance with the Diocese of Charlotte Safe Environment policies listed on the St. Matthew website at under "Safe Environment" at the bottom left of the Home Page.



We will communicate in person before/after rehearsals, through email, and through this Children's Choir website.


Contact Information

w   Kathy Exler Davis,  Grace Notes and Youth Choir Director,

w   St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., P.O. Box 49349, Charlotte, NC 28277, (office phone) 704.543.7677

w   St. Matthews Music Ministry webpage



Music for each performance is listed in the above schedule for each date, with links to YouTube examples for aid in practice.





The Eucharistic Catholic community of St. Matthew loves Christ above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.

In our faith journey, our parish family will be engaged and spiritually committed; fulfilling our vision through shared Gospel values, prayer, fellowship, service, outreach, and teaching.