The Tale of Three Trees


We invite rising 4th-10th grade singers to join us in learning and performing a musical drama during a single week this summer! It'll be a day camp format, where we'll practice every day during the week and then perform the show at the end of the week.

When: Rehearsal is July 23-27, daily from 10:00am-3:00pm. Performance is on the evening of the July 27, with a possible second performance on July 28.

Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, downstairs (below the sanctuary).

What: The Tale of the Three Trees! This is a wonderful folk parable about trusting God even when it looks like our dreams are falling apart and remembering that we can't see the whole picture. If you don't know the story, you can read it here. We'll be telling the story through music, motions, and props. It's a lovely, simple production that I've (Alexa) been wanting to do for years, and I'm excited to share with everyone!

Who: If you're a rising 4th-10th grader and enjoy singing, this is for you! Due to stage space and crowd control, we'll only be taking the first 25 youth who sign-up.

How: Please contact Alexa Carter  by May 21 with any questions or to set up an audition. We will be requiring an entry audition for this camp, since we'll only have a week to work on becoming a good choir together! We're simply looking for the ability to hear and sing correct notes, as well as for teachability. Nothing needs to be prepared beforehand.

About the teachers:

Musical Director, Alexa Carter: I have had a passion for singing since I was two years old, and I added a specific love for choral music when I joined a wonderful choir with a dear mentor when I was 12. I began leading vocal groups when I was in high school and have since put in 14 years directing various choirs. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and I have also taught piano and voice lessons, but I've mainly stuck to choir since becoming a mom. It's very exciting to me to train children in healthy, musical singing, and help them develop their own love for music.

Theatrical Director, Amanda Briscoe: I fell in love with performing theatre sometime around middle school and have been involved in shows ever since. I studied Theatre in college, which included performance classes as well as directing and stage managing, and was involved in various college shows both on stage and behind the scenes. I have taught Theatre for middle and high schoolers for a year, and have helped to write and direct skits for churches for several years. I am a middle and high school teacher by trade and love working with youth. I enjoy seeing what they bring to the stage.