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The Saint John Choir
Age level: Adult
Rehearsals: 7:30 Wednesday nights and 10:00 Sunday mornings (Summer schedule varies)
Rehearsal location: Choir Room 202 (Wednesdays) Sanctuary (Sundays)
Director: Jamie Council Garvey 706 724 9641(x4) jcgarvey@stjohnaugusta.org
Assistant Director: Roberta B. Wilder
The St. John Choir is made up of 40-50 volunteers and professionals from all walks of life. In worship, they are drawn together by St. John's tradition of singing music which has theological and artistic integrity, whatever its style or age, whether written in the Renaissance or last year, whether in the classical or the folk tradition.

The choir sings for 11am services eleven months of the year. Their anthems and hymns for worship are selected to illuminate the lectionary-appointed scripture for the day. Concerts by the St. John Choir in recent years have included such major works as Bach's St. John Passion, Haydn's Creation, and the Requiems of Brahms, Faure, and Durufle. The choir has performed under the direction of many prominent conductors, including John Rutter, Joseph Flummerfelt, Ann Jones, Mack Wilberg, Andre Thomas, Henry Leck, Eric Nelson and Bingham Vick. In the summer of 2001 they enjoyed a concert tour to Scotland and Northern England, and in 1997 they served as choir in residence at Westminster Abbey, along with a sister choir from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Augusta.

An annual fall choir retreat provides time for intense rehearsals, intimate worship, and delightful fellowship. The choir's productions of Christmas 1798 are popular in the Augusta community. Two professionally produced recordings feature the choir's work. An informal audition is required for membership in the St. John Choir. Contact Jamie Garvey.
St. John Choir Calendar 2013-14
The Saint John Choir with Jimmy Carter in Plains, GA 2007
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The Saint John Youth Ensemble
Youth Ensemble 2013 | The Choirs of Saint John
Age level: treble voices, grades 7 through college

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm, plus others, TBA,
September-May

Rehearsal location: Choir Room (202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey

Vocal Coach: Tonya Currier

jcgarvey@stjohnaugusta.org 706 724 9641 (x4)

The St. John Youth Ensemble sings for worship several times a year and for the Christmas Eve concert. They also have the option of assisting and singing with the Junior Choir in rehearsals and in worship. Last season the Youth Ensemble enjoyed a performing tour to Charleston, and a similar plan is a possibility for spring 2014. Contact Jamie to express interest in joining us.

The Saint John Junior Choir

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Age Level: treble voices, older elementary - high school
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5-6pm, September-April
Rehearsal Location: Choir Room (Rm. 202)
Director: Jamie Council Garvey
jcgarvey@stjohnaugusta.org 706 724 9641 (x4)
Assistant Director: Mary Ann Scraper
Vocal Coach: Tonya Currier

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The St. John Junior Choir studies choral singing in the bel canto
tradition, singing for worship at St. John 3-6 times per year. In
rehearsals they enjoy Orff exercises and instruments, developing
musical skills through movement and singing. An awards system
motivates choristers, rewarding them for memory work, attendance, and
other educational activities. Special projects include field trips
to Augusta Symphony and opera performances and out-of-town choir
festivals. An audition is not required. Contact Jamie to express
your interest in joining us.
Junior Choir Calendar 2013-14
The Saint John Wesley Choir

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Age Level: younger children, beginning at age 4
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5-6pm, September-April
Rehearsal Location: Room 206
Director: Noelle Goel
Vocal Coach: Tonya Currier
Parent Assistant: Erika Doster

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The St. John Wesley Choir welcomes all young children who enjoy
music and movement. Choristers learn to develop a beautiful
singing voice, to match pitch, and to develop fundamental musical
skills. Through singing, movement, instrument play, and
story-telling, the children explore what a wonderful creation God
has made in them and in the world around them!
Wesley Choir Calendar 2013-14
choir awards 2012 | The Choirs of Saint John
Choir Awards Night 2012