youth choir

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



Attendence 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.  Space is limited. Parents may wait in the Sanctuary or other area that is fire safety compliant, or choose to leave and return by 6:50 for child pick up.



2016 - 2017 Rehearsal and Mass Schedule

REHEARSALS: 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Choir Room:  6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
every 2nd Sunday of the month - 9:00 am Mass
Sept. 15, 2016
Oct. 6, 2016
Oct. 9, 2016
Oct. 20, 2016
Nov. 3, 2016
Table of Plenty
Seek Ye First
We Are Many Parts
All is Well With My Soul
Soon and Very Soon

Nov. 13, 2016
Nov. 17, 2016
Dec. 1, 2016
O Come O Come Emmanuel
A Voice Cries Out
Like a Shepherd
Save Us O Lord

Dec. 11, 2016
Caroling Dec 3, 2016
Dec. 15, 2016
Saturday Dec. 24 2:30pm
By The Star
The Child Prince

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night
What Child is This
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Joy to the World

Saturday Dec. 24
( children's Mass 4:00 pm)
Jan 5, 2017 Jan. 8, 2017
Jan. 19, 2017
Feb. 2, 2017
Only in God
Eye Has Not Seen
Your Words are Spirit and Life
I Will Choose Christ
Sing of the Lord's Goodness

Feb. 12, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
Mar. 2, 2017

 Be Thou My Vision
Kyrie SS1 #42, Jeffrey Roscoe
Psalm 33 from Gather Let Your Mercy Be on Us O God
Gospel Acclamation Glory to You O Word of God from Gather 188
Presentation: Transfigure Us O Lord
Communion: Draw Near
Communion: The Lord is My Light (Haas) CP #18
Communion: Renew Me, Lord MI 643 Farrell
Closing: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Mar. 12, 2017
Mar. 16, 2017
April 6, 2017

Opening: Behold the Lamb of God
O Sacred Head, Surrounded
Jesus, Remember Me
Were You There

Palm Sunday April 9, 2017
  EASTER  April 16, 2017
May 4, 2017 Opening: Sing of Mary
Presentation: Come to the Lord
Communion: Bread of Angels
Communion: On This Day, O Beautiful Mother (handout)
Closing: Sing to the Mountains

May 14, 2017


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.