Pneuma is the young people’s music training program administered by Dunbar Ryerson United Church. Young people aged 5 to 18 form this dynamic choir and music training program which is made up of two critical parts: Wednesday services and weekly coaching.
Choir rehearsals are followed by dinner each Wednesday. The group then leads the music in the weekly Wednesday worship service called The Table. Pneuma participants also receive weekly private voice coaching with professional level singers as staff. In this way, Pneuma is a full rounded training, performance, and worship program.
Pneuma draws its roots from the fundamental one on one teaching relationship found in good music schools, and combines it with careful and sensitive listening and caring for our young people’s spiritual life. We are proud of our personal relationships with the young singers, and our musical results as well.
Our special “Spring Palooza” (a day of learning new music and preparing for the last term beginning April 4th) is scheduled for Feb 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the West 24th Ave campus.
Pneuma will be taking their spring break this year following the public school calendar on March 21 and 28, and our final Wednesday presentation before the Summer will be June 13, 2018.
Our special Summer Palooza will be back again this summer from August 27- August 31. the group will meet every day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. It is a wonderfully fun camp, and anyone is welcome – whether they are connected to the church or not, whether they are musically advanced or a beginner – they just have to want to learn music and have fun.
Rehearsals are 4:00pm to 5:30pm, every Wednesday, in the Sanctuary and Chapel of the Stone Church. If you would like more information about Pneuma, or you know of a young person who might be interested in this program, please be in touch with Greg Caisley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pneuma’s director and one of our Co-Directors of Music.