Grace Church in New York

Restoring All People Within Our Reach To Unity With God And Each Other Through Jesus Christ

Grace Church

in New York

Restoring All People Within Our Reach To Unity With God And Each Other Through Jesus Christ

Christmas Pageant Casting

The annual Grace Church Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Casting Forms Due Nov. 6 – Interviews Nov. 7

The Christmas Eve Pageant is open to all children ages 5 and up. In addition to Mary and Joseph, it features a variety of roles, including angels, shepherds, sheep, cows, villagers, & kings. There is a role for everyone in our Christmas Pageant! To participate, everyone must fill out a Digital Casting Form. 

Digital Casting FormPlease submit one completed form for each participating child, ages 5 and up. All participants must submit forms by Monday, November 7th.

If your child is interested in interviewing for a solo, duet, or trio (1st grade and up), please sign up for a slot.

Interview Sign-upInterviews for solos, duets, and trios are Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1-5 pm. Your child only needs to interview if they’re in 1st – 8th grade. Younger kids are part of the full cast ensemble. The role they request (sheep, angel, etc.) is generally a separate consideration from the part they sing in the pageant. Those in 4th grade and below should come as groups of at least 2 for their interviews, if possible. Those interested in duets and trios should come together for the same slot. Please come prepared to sing what you are interested in or your favorite Christmas hymn/song. Bring your music to the interview. You can practice with recorded pageant music here (link downloads a .zip file).

Please note: if your child is in kindergarten or younger, or not interested in a solo, duet, or trio, you only need to fill out the Casting Form and you are all set. 

The Pageant Schedule is as follows. We have streamlined things, so please note that everything is mandatory. Adults can choose one of the three Work Days, but participation in at least one is mandatory. 

Friday, November 17, 4-6 pm: Hymn Sing thru in the Chantry

*Friday, November 17, 5:30-6 pm: Parent Meeting in the Reception Room

*Friday, December 1, 3-4 pm: Rolling arrival after school with snack, playtime and vocal coaching, 4-6pm Music Rehearsal in the Chantry (GCS middle schoolers in sports arrive at 4:45)

Friday, December 8, 3-4 pm: Rolling arrival after school with a snack, playtime, and vocal coaching, 4-6 pm: Movement Rehearsal in the Church (GCS middle schoolers in sports arrive at 4:45 pm, Early Childhood may be dismissed early)

Friday, December 15, 3-4 pm: rolling arrival after school with asnack, playtime, and vocal coaching, 4-6 pm Blocking Rehearsal in the church and costuming

Saturday, December 16, 1-4 pm: Work Day option #1 for adults in Tuttle Hall, Costume and Prop Prep

Friday, December 22, 12-2 pm: Manger Set Up option #2 for adults in the Church

Friday, December 22, 2-5 pm: Dress Rehearsal in the Church

Saturday, December 24, 4 pm: The Pageant!

Wednesday, December 27, 2-4 pm: Work Day option #3: Clean up

*By the Music Rehearsal on December 1, all pageant participants need to learn the music and be ready to go (memorized and ‘off book’). We will give tips on how to help your child achieve this at the parent meeting on November 17.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with Mother Julia or the pageant directors, Michelle Choo and Jenny West, or the pageant assistant director Rebecca Dixon with any questions!

Donations to the Christmas Pageant are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Worship Services:

Sunday 9 AM, 11 AM, 6 PM. Wednesday 6 PM.

View the Live Stream on this website, Youtube, Facebook, and Vimeo.

Recordings of previous worship services are also available.



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802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-2000

An Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New York

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