Music enriches our worship, creates community and friendships, and positively affects the way we learn and think. At The House of Hope Choir School, choristers learn to express themselves through music, sing high quality and challenging repertoire, participate actively in worship and grow in friendship and faith. The Choir School is open to all children ages 4-18, and no previous musical training is required. To sign up for an audition appointment or for further information, please contact director Sofia Ardalan at email@example.com.
Celebrating 34 years of excellence in choral music education
The House of Hope Choir School is open to both members and non-members of the congregation. Upon entering the Choir School, choristers embark on a rigorous course of musical study, including rehearsals, voice training, sight-singing and music theory. The opportunities for musical development are tremendous. In return, choristers are held to high musical standards. They are exposed to challenging repertoire and learn to sing at a high level. But the House of Hope Choir School teaches much more than just music. Choristers learn about commitment, perseverance and teamwork, a set of skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
The House of Hope Choir School has toured regionally and internationally in Canada, Norway, Denmark, Puerto Rico, England and Germany. It has also produced a number of recordings. Choristers enter the Choir School with varying degrees of musical experiences; prior musical training is not necessary. Potential choristers should enjoy music and singing and be able to commit to the rehearsal, worship, and performance schedule.
Alleluia Choir- age 4-grade 1
St Cecilia Choir- grades 2-3
St Nicholas Choir- grades 4-12
St Andrew Singers- boys, grades 9-12
Cantamus- girls, grades 9-12
About The Faculty
The Choir School faculty is comprised of highly qualified musicians from the Twin Cities area. Each faculty member is chosen not only for musical expertise but also for the ability to impart musical concepts to young choristers in a dynamic and engaging manner.
Sofia Ardalan, Director
Jessica Bandelin, Assistant Director
Sarah Garner, Music Associate
Isabel Nord, Instructor
For more information regarding the choir school and the ensembles, please contact Sofia Ardalan, Choir School Director, at (651) 223-7548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir School Registration
For more information or to schedule an audition appointment, contact Director Sofia Ardalan at
email@example.com or (651)223-7548.
The Choir School sings weekly during the 10 a.m. worship service.
Sample audio files from the Voices of Hope CD