Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Faith In Action: Performing The Choral Reading

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: Props, costumes, or music that the group planned to use
  • Copies of the choral reading script

Preparation for Activity

  • Make enough copies of the choral reading script for each reader to have one
  • If additional rehearsal time is needed, plan to meet thirty minutes before the scheduled gathering time for the Poetry Slam and run through the choral reading a couple of times.

Description of Activity

Perform the choral reading. If the group decided to include a spoken part for the audience, announce this at the beginning of the performance. Refer the audience to their part, which should be printed in the program unless it is short enough to be remembered. Remember to acknowledge the congregants who contributed poems.