St. John’s community believes in all-inclusive worship experiences where children of all ages come together. Our music program, consisting of five choirs, enriches worship by leading praise with music from many genres.
Youth Choral Music Program:
Our youth choristers play a vital part in this vision. Their unique voices and energy not only enrich worship, but also serve as a reminder that we are all children of God. St. John’s is dedicated to growing this essential ministry. Following Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCM) curricula, youth choristers learn elements of music and vocal production during rehearsals. Regular participation during worship offers opportunities to perform, learn and understand music as part of worship. The program is comprised of three age groups:
Primary Choir: Rehearsals are on Sundays 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. starting on September 18th. Children ages 4-6 learn, through the joy of singing, the fundamentals of music. Rehearsals are fun and focus on voice production, rhythm, and basic score reading.
Junior Choir: Rehearsals are on Sundays 11:40 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. starting on September 18th. Children ages 7-10 are challenged further with intermediate level music theory. The importance of listening is taught as they sing together with well-blended sound, a crucial skill in preparation for the next level.
Senior Choir: Rehearsals are on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. starting on September 6th. Our Senior Choristers, ages 11-17, not only join, but also lead our 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service, singing alongside gifted members of our adult Chancel Choir during the third and last Sunday services of each month as well as special liturgies. During weekly rehearsals, choristers learn theory, sight singing, music history, and choral singing.
Chancel Choir: Our dedicated professional and volunteer adult choristers enrich weekly worship services with their musical leadership from early September to mid-June. Their exceptional talents and dedication inspire the community of St. John’s and all who come. They are the solid foundation on which St. John’s music program is built. Thursday rehearsal schedules, starting September 8th, are as follows:
Summer Choir: Choristers and music lovers of all ages, are invited to participate in this ministry during summer months. Singers meet 1 hour before the 10:00 a.m. service to rehearse anthem, Psalm, hymns, and service music. Then they sing in the service! Summer Choir begins on June 25th, 2017.