Friday, August 30 2019
Notice to all St. John’s singers, musicians, as well as those interested in trying! As we approach our new season, which begins September 8, we are looking for returning choristers and new choristers to join us for an amazing season.
St. John’s Parish Choir rehearses each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in preparation for leading the congregation in singing hymns and liturgical music as well as solo anthems picked to enhance the focus for Sunday’s 10:30 am Eucharist. Choral music chosen for this ensemble ranges from the riches of traditional Anglican/Episcopal choral literature to our own great American choral classics. Each rehearsal begins with vocal mini-lessons designed to make each chorister’s singing experience truly joyful. Contact James French at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-534-9801 about membership.
St. John’s Compline choir sings the ancient Compline liturgy every Sunday evening at 8 pm. This service is sung without accompaniment in the candle lit sanctuary. Rehearsal begins at 6 pm in the basement choir room. Membership in this choir requires the ability to read music to sing independently. Music chosen for this ensemble comes from early music traditions as well as from some classically conceived contemporary composers.
The Jubilate Choir was founded for choristers challenged by a two hour evening rehearsal. The Jubilate Choir often sings with the St. John’s Choir for a service or for various occasions. From time to time, The Jubilate Choir sings independent projects.
St. John’s Jazz Ensemble gathers contemporary jazz compositions for leading Sunday’s 10:30 Eucharist. Included are experienced jazz musicians both instrumentalists and vocalists. Contact Lee Mohler or James French about participation.
And stay tuned for Advent and Christmas at St. John’s. It is a truly magical time as we welcome the new liturgical year with Advent hymns and anthems looking forward. On the Thursday evening before Christmas, St. John’s Lessons and Carols with our Bishop Greg, proclaims and sings forth the story, leading us to the Christmas Manger.