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Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022–23, the Notre Dame Children's Choir (NDCC) is an ecumenical ensemble for Christian sacred music open to singers from birth to age 17. See our many choir opportunities below and visit our About page to learn more about our program.

We believe that young people singing sacred music has the power to change and heal communities.

Our Choirs

Prelude Choir

Prelude Choir

Approximate Ages: Infants and Toddlers

Parents with children who are infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this program. The class teaches parents and children to make music together, establishes the foundational elements of musicianship and vocalization, and provides a safe community for children to explore music in a social community.

Rehearsals: THURSDAYS from 5:00-5:45 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Lyric Choir for Singers with Mixed Abilities

Approximate Ages: 8-13

Children with different abilities (special needs) who love to sing are invited to join the Notre Dame Lyric Choir. The choir focuses on singing and experiencing sacred music in a welcoming choral community, musical instruction specifically geared to meet the abilities of students with physical, social, emotional, and/or intellectual challenges. 

With an inclusive focus, children with “special needs” will sing alongside invited choir members from the Chamber and Seraphim Choirs.  This new choir is respectful and sensitive to the individual needs of the members of the choir with respect to intellectual development, communication abilities, spatial needs, and developmental diversities.  This choir is not performance oriented. Performances will be scheduled as appropriate in non-pressure community environments.

Rehearsals: TBA at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Cherub Girls

Boys and Girls Cherub Choirs

Approximate Ages: 5-6

The Boys and Girls Cherub Choirs are separate ensembles that focus on early music education: singing, phonation, movement and coordination, rhythm, and music appreciation.

The Cherub Choirs perform three times a year at the Farmer's Market, Christmas Concert, and Spring recital. Parents are invited to Informances in the spring where they get to participate alongside their children in a music lesson.

Rehearsals: Boys Choir Tuesdays from 4:15-5:45pm, Girls Choir Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church


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Cantabile Choir

Approximate Ages: 7-8

The Cantabile Choir teaches singers the fundamentals of reading music, healthy singing, and performance in a controlled environment.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Descant Choir

Approximate Ages: 9-10

The Descant Choir teaches singers the fundamentals of reading music and healthy singing. It is the training ensemble for our Chamber Choir, which performs regularly in Michiana and tours the Midwest and east coast every other year. 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Chamber Choir

Approximate Ages: 11-15

The Chamber Choir is comprised of singers who perform some of the most difficult repertoire and perform in the community frequently for special religious and civic occasions. The Chamber Choir also tours nationally and records every other year.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Seraphim Choir

Approximate Ages: 13 -17

The Seraphim Choir consists of high school girls and boys with changed voices. Singers often combine with the Chamber Choir to record or debut new music.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Notre Dame Children's Liturgical Choir

The Liturgical Choir provides music for weekday Mass and Vespers at the Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Church of Our Lady of Loretto and Saint Mary's College. The Choir sings on Mondays throughout the Notre Dame academic calendar. For a complete schedule, visit our rehearsal-schedule page and click on the Liturgical Choir button.

This choir is modeled in the English cathedral tradition with child choristers singing the treble lines and adult lay clerks singing the alto, tenor, and bass lines. Music performed includes Tallis, Britten, Howells, Elgar, Victoria, and more.

All children between the ages of 9 and 17 (and adults with excellent sight-reading ability) are invited to audition for this ensemble. To request an audition (at any time), email us.

Rehearsals, vespers and Masses on Mondays, approximately 3:45 - 6PM, depending on the event, throughout the school year.

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