At Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville, Mass., 70-plus children gathered every day for a week for singing, lessons, games, and a craft. It might have looked like vacation Bible school, but it was really the church’s annual Choir Fest, held annually for the past 27 years.
According to coordinator Marie Haringa and director Laurie Vander Baan, Choir Fest lets children praise God with songs that are musically sound and spiritually true. Each day includes three rehearsals taught by professional teacher/musicians from local elementary schools. At the end of the week is Choir Fest Sunday, when children sing in worship using music they learned at Choir Fest.