CHANCEL CHOIR welcomes musicians of all experience levels from Middle School through Retirement. Weekly, September through June, we offer a variety of a cappella and accompanied anthems spanning five centuries, dating from the Renaissance right through t2017. Our choir celebrates the rich heritage of Anglican church music, and also offers folk-hymns and spirituals along with Russian and German sacred choral literature. We rehearse Thursday evenings for 90 minutes, and briefly on Sunday mornings.
BALCONY BELLS invites new and seasoned ringers to enjoy learning together on our four octaves of Malmark Handbells. We have new gloves, new stands, and new repertoire; rehearsals are Sundays, noon to 1:15 pm.
Our Pipe Organ sounds forth weekly in the 10:30 service. The 3-manual, 39-rank Schlicker instrument was installed in 1967, using parts of the 1892 Johnson organ and the 1931 Stevens / Möeller rebuild.
Instrumentalists, both student and adult, are encouraged to bring their musical gifts to our worship services, especially during the spring and summer months.
Our Choral Scholars assist in our services and gain professional experience in sacred music. This new program helps to enhance our liturgies, support our volunteer singers, sustain our musical heritage and encourage a new generation of church musicians. Donations are welcome; gifts to St. John’s marked “Choral Scholars” are placed in a dedicated fund supporting this program.
Contact Director of Music / Organist Karen Hindenlang for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org . Here is her 2016 Annual Report for the Music Program; read about her appointment in April, 2014.
Our music ministry embraces all who attend our sung services. The voice of the congregation is enhanced by our Chancel Choir, a four-part ensemble that offers weekly anthems. Our Balcony Bells play regularly in seasonal services. A variety of parish instrumentalists contribute whenever possible, and the world’s largest instrument — a pipe organ — unifies the sound of our liturgy. The multi-generational choral and handbell groups provide a spiritual context for growth and fellowship in rehearsal and worship. Both ensembles warmly welcome and support new members! St. John’s nurtures the rich historic and multi-cultural tradition of Anglican church music. All parish members, friends, and guests are invited to share in renewing and affirming this musical heritage every week