Hello Youth & Children’s Choir Directors:


Welcome back to another year of great music-making!  I will be taking over as the Children & Youth R&S this year, replacing Mellissa, who will now be serving you as the Eastern Division Chair.

If you have anything you would like to post on this page concerning your ensembles, or articles or youtube performances that you would like to share, please contact me and I will be happy to post for you.


Deborah Mello

Founder/Artistic Director

Children’s Chorus of Sussex County

Music Education Faculty Montclair State University

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Repertoire for Church Choir Directors:

Alleluia, Mozart, arr. Lyall
And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears, Daley, arr. Bartle
Angels! Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol, arr. Berg
Art Thou Troubled, Handel, arr. Bartle
The Birds, Eleanor Daley
Children of Light, Valerie Webdell, ed. Dwyer
Come With Hearts and Voices Sounding, Bach, arr. Scott
Da Pacem Domine, Franck, arr. Goetze (round)
Dance, Sing, Clap Your Hands, Douglas Wagner
Festival Alleluia, Allen Pote
For the Beauty of the Earth, Ruth Elaine Schram
The Gift of Love, Hal Hopson
Glory Bound, Spirituals, arr. Shafferman
Glory to God, Pergolesi, arr. Burkhardt (w/C instrument)
Gonna Build an Ark, Donnelly/Strid
Hand me Down my Silver Trumpet, Spiritual, arr. Bartle
Hear My Words, Stephen Paulus (unison w/ descant)
Hodie, Christus Natus est, Michael Bedford
How Far is it to Bethlehem, Haggler
Joy in my Heart, Spiritual, arr. Dilworth
Jubilate Deo, Praetorius, arr. Rao
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’, Spiritual, arr. Gilpin
Kyrie, Dwyer/Ellis
Kylie Eleison, Sonja Poorman (watch 1st note avoid chest tone)
Laudamus Te, Malvar-Keylock/Friedersdorf (with flute)
Let My Heart and Soul Praise the Lord, Handel, arr. McFadden
Let There be Peace on Earth, Miller/Jackson, arr. Dwyer/Ellis
Little Innocent Lamb, Spiritual, arr. Berg (w/flute)
Mornin’ Glory, Spiritual, arr. Dilworth
My Spirit Rejoices, Bach, arr. Hruby (w/organ)
Night of Silence, Kantor (partner song w/Silent Night)
No Greater Gift, Schram
O Praise Him, Krape (w/organ)
O Salutaris Hostia from Missa Brevis, Delibes, arr. Leavitt
Pié Jesu, Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Prayer Perfect, Malvar-Keylock/Friedersdorf
Rejoice and Sing, Dilworth (SA, can adapt to unison if needed)
Rejoice Ye Children of God, Bach, arr. Roddy (w/flute)
Run to the Stable, Horman
Sing a Jubilant Song, Dave and Jean Perry
Shine on Me, Rollo Dilworth
Sing a New Song, Wagner
Sing a Jubilant Song, Dave and Jean Perry
Sing to the Lord of Harvest, Schultz
Snow Lay on the Ground, The, Trad. Carol, arr. Crocker
Sound the Trumpet! Praise Him! Hayden, arr. Hopson (opt. Brass)
This Little Light of Mine, Spiritual, arr. Berg
Trumpets Resound, Petker (SA w/trumpet)
The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy, Trad. Arr. Leavitt (calypso w/ Bass and perc)
You Shall Have a Song, Harriet Ziegenhals (SA, opt. Flute)

Church SATB plus CC
Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain, Carolyn Jennings
Hallelujah Amen, Handel, arr. Schrader
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Elizabeth Poston
Look at the World, John Rutter
Unity, Mooney and Washington, arr. Leck