Pacific Spirit United Church's
Pneuma Choir

Pneuma (pronounced ’noomah’  a spirit, soul, or creative force) is a children’s music program (ages 7 and up) developed and supported by Pacific Spirit United Church. It is directed by Bryn Nixon and Christina Cichos. Pneuma’s goal is to offer outstanding music instruction in a sacred space. We welcome both children who do not study music privately and those who are already involved in private lessons or other choir programs.


* Free weekly vocal coaching 
* Gain performance experience as part of our weekly worship service. 

* Be a part of a supportive community.

* Pacific Spirit United does not charge a fee to join the Pneuma Choir. Space is limited so please register early.

* Every Wednesday 4 PM - 7 PM starting September 22. Online registration will begin August 3. 



For more information please contact Bryn Nixon at

Pneuma is the young people’s music training program administered by Pacific Spirit United Church. Young people aged 5 to 18 form this dynamic choir and music training program which is made up of two critical parts: Wednesday services and weekly coaching.


Choir rehearsals are followed by dinner each Wednesday. The group then leads the music in the weekly Wednesday worship service called The Table. Pneuma participants also receive weekly private voice coaching with professional level singers as staff. In this way, Pneuma is a full rounded training, performance, and worship program.


Pneuma draws its roots from the fundamental one on one teaching relationship found in good music schools, and combines it with careful and sensitive listening and caring for our young people’s spiritual life. We are proud of our personal relationships with the young singers, and our musical results as well.


Pneuma is the “principal choir” for the Open House Wednesday service. If you have not had an opportunity to come and be a part of an Open House service, come for dinner first at 5:30. The service itself starts most Wednesday’s about 6:00, and is finished about 6:50. You will see the energy, the enthusiasm, and the magic of the future.​


Worship using word, image, symbol, gesture and prayer opens us to the Holy. At Pacific Spirit United Church, music from across the centuries is performed by multiple choral groups. Whether Gregorian Chant or spirituals, major choral works or electric guitar, music cracks us open in awe; the Arts as an expression of the Sacred.