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St. Francis Youth Choristers Program

The St. Francis Youth Choristers Program offers free first-rate vocal training for youth in grades 1-6 in a nurturing Christian environment. Rooted in the excellence of the Lutheran musical tradition, the St. Francis Choristers Program develops each child’s musicianship to the fullest, and nurtures invaluable life skills of teamwork, leadership, discipline, and self-confidence. Based in the rigorous and acclaimed Royal School of Church Music training program, the Choristers will learn musicianship and vocal training as well as the treble parts of selected choral works.

Investing in the future of church music today, St. Francis Chorister Program is dedicated to giving children the training and opportunities that allow them to participate fully as leaders in the ministry of music at St. Francis Lutheran Church. The rehearsal schedule features small group instruction that is at once challenging and fun. Singing with the adults of the St. Francis Choir offers a unique inter-generational experience that allows children and adults to join in offering music of distinction to enrich both the lives of those who hear it, and those who sing it.

Details and Schedule

The Choristers Program is offered free of charge.

The Choristers will sing for three dates this fall joining the adults of the St. Francis Choir. Choristers are encouraged, but not required to sing at all three services
Choristers will be led by
Elizabeth Kimble.
Full choir rehearsals with adults will be led by
Dr. David Schofield .

Performance November 3, 2019 Festival of All Saints
Choir meets 9 AM
Rehearsal Dates:
Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Saturday November 2, 10 AM – 12 PM

Performance December 8 Second Sunday of Advent
Choir meets 9 AM
Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, November 9, 10 AM – 12 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 – 5:30 PM;
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 3:30 – 5:30 PM;
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, December 3, 3:30 – 5:30 PM;
light meal provided at 5:30 PM

Performance December 24 Christmas Eve Service
Choir meets 5:30 PM
Rehearsal Dates:
Tuesday, December 10, 3:30 – 5:30 PM;
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 – 5:30 PM;
light meal provided at 5:30 PM
Saturday, December 21, 10 AM – 12 PM

To sign up complete the registration form below and send it to For information email

Elizabeth Kimble

Elizabeth Kimble (soprano) is an active singer, teacher, conductor, and composer based in San Francisco. Her music often combines poetry and theatre with more traditionally instrumental forms. Originally from the East Coast, since moving to the Bay Area she has performed with a wide variety of ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Cappella SF, the California Bach Society, and Gaude. Her music has also recently been featured by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, SF Sound, Trinitas Vocal Ensemble, and the International Orange Chorale. Elizabeth holds a Masters Degree in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bachelor Degrees in Composition and Voice Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University.

Dr. David Schofield

David Schofield has served as Director of Music at St. Francis Lutheran Church since 2005. He previously held posts at Columbia University, C.F. Peters Music Publishers, the Church of Notre Dame in New York, and at St. Dominics in San Francisco. He was Music Director of several choral ensembles, including the Ars Choralis Chorus and Orchestra, and Schola Nova, an all-male group dedicated to chant repertory. He has conducted recordings with the New York Madrigal Singers and the Musicians of St. Dominics. As solo organist, he has given performances at notable venues including the Riverside Church in New York, Grace Cathedral and St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. He has been invited to give concerts of improvisation at the Nightwatch and Vespers at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. His performances of Bach have been featured on National Public Radio’s Pipedreams.

Dr. Schofield holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Universite de Paris, Sorbonne, and the Univers
ity of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.