The Youth Choir is for singers who are interested in learning a wide variety of sacred music ranging from the Renaissance to gospel and contemporary. Rehearsals combine work, learning, and fellowship. Members of the Youth Choir receive training that will enhance their appreciation of great choral music and its application to and relevance in worship.
Regular rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in conjunction with other Sunday night activities for young adults.
Youth Bell Choir
Youth Handbell Choir is directed by the Rev. Paul Honaker, who served for 38 years as Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at Bon Air Baptist Church. River Road Church is very fortunate to have a handbell choir director with Rev. Honaker’s extensive knowledge and experience. This choir is open to 5th through 12th graders.
Youth Choir JAM
Youth Choir JAM is a weekend (Friday and Saturday) of music workshops and fellowship with students from youth choirs around Virginia and North Carolina, including Richmond, Hampton, Blacksburg, and Roanoke. It is traditionally scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving. The event ends with a Saturday afternoon concert, which is open to the public.