Children’s Music and Drama: Welcome Sydney Anderson and Register Today!

Please welcome Sydney Anderson as our new Director of Children’s Music and Drama! Sydney begins Tuesday, September 7 and will team with Mrs. Jody. She studied Musical Theater at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, received a Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Music Education at The Hartt School in Hartford, and the Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Houston. Sydney is additionally certified in Preschool and Early Childhood Music programs including First Steps in Music and Kindermusik, and has taught Elementary Music in public schools and daycares in Connecticut, New York, and Texas. Sydney has also served as Children’s Music Director in churches throughout Texas and Connecticut, where small children’s choirs blossomed to large programs under her leadership. Sydney is a renowned soprano and returns from the summer after singing the lead role with an opera company in San Diego. She is a dedicated pedagogue and enjoys teaching beginner piano and flute, and of course voice lessons to all ages. Welcome Sydney!

Children’s Music This Year

We have a robust program schedule for Children’s Music and Drama planned for this coming season. We look forward to all the children joining us as we sing together.

To register, email Sydney Anderson at, fill out a form online, click here, or grab a paper form from Smith Hall! All choirs will follow the New Canaan Public School guidelines to ensure that children will stay safe and healthy.

Grace Notes – Ages 2 – 4 with Parent.  Mondays, 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Grace Notes meet Mondays from 4:00 – 4:30pm with Mrs. Jody and learn about our church through songs and rhythmic movements. Grace Notes learn that the church is a safe place for families and friends as young children start to bond with others. We sing in the worship services occasionally and participate in the annual children’s musical.

Cherubs – Age 4 – Kindergarten. Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Cherubs meet Mondays from 4:30 – 5:00pm with Mrs. Jody. We continue to develop musical skills for the voice and are introduced to percussion instruments through rhythm. Cherubs sing in the worship services occasionally and participate in the annual children’s musical.

Spirit Singers – Grades 1 – 4. Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Spirit Singers meet Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Spirit Singers continue with good vocal and rhythmic skills with Christian emphasis. Spirit Singers sing an opening hymn the first Sunday of the month during the program year as well as sing anthems throughout the program year.  They participate in the Mary Bradley Clarke Benefit Concert and present a musical each year. Spirit Singers enjoy outreach by singing twice a year at The New Canaan Inn.

Joyful Noise/Junior Worship Team – Grades 5 – 8. Wednesdays, 5:00pm –6:00pm
Joyful Noise is the most advanced young people’s choir, which meet Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Joyful Noise sings regularly and leads in service anthems with the Chancel Choir or Spirit Singers as well as solos and small ensembles. The Christian emphasis continues with strong musical skills from vocal production, musical reading, rhythm advancement, and instrumental knowledge. Joyful Noise sings twice a year at The New Canaan Inn, participates in the Mary Bradley Clarke Benefit Concert, and has significant leadership roles in the musical.

Wednesday Worship


Join us virtually on Wednesdays at 12:00pm for midweek worship. Enjoy announcements, music, scripture, sermon, and prayers followed by more music offered by our section leaders and Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Jo Deen Blaine Davis.

Wednesday Worship livestream is now available at noon on our website @ //

Contact Jody, with any questions.

Music for December 30, 2020

Messiah, “Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion”
Georg Frederick Handel

Gesu Bambino
Pietro A. Yon

Away in a Manger
James R. Murray

The First Nowell
James R. Murray

Go, Tell It On the Mountain
arr. Amy Potter

Sehlafendes Jesuskind
Hugo Wolf

Sussex Caro
James R. Murray

Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
arr. Keith Chapman

Easter Musical Moments

Easter Musical Moments

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, organist

Click here to view this week’s recital.

For past episodes click on the date to view.

May 13
May 6
April 29
April 22
April 15


Star-Spangled Banner
arr. Charles Callahan

Patriotic Hymns
America the Beautiful 
Katherine Lee Bates/Samuel Augustus Ward
My Country, ‘tis of Thee
Samuel Smith/Thesaurus Musicus
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Julia Ward Howe/American camp-meeting tune
God Bless America
Irving Berlin

El Capitan March
John Philip Sousa
Salute to the Armed Forces
arr. Camp Kirland
Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines

Eternal Father, Strong to Save
arr. Gail Smith

C. Hubert Parry

Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland