St. John Choirs

A Tradition Of Singing

St. John is a church full of music, with choirs known for their inspiring musicality, a congregation that loves to sing, and an organ as beautiful to look at as to listen to. We also sponsor the Concerts with a Cause series, a Kindermusik program for young children, and opportunities in choirs for all ages.

The St. John Choir

Age level: Experienced high school singers through senior adults

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm; Sundays 10:00am

Rehearsal location: Wednesdays in the choir room; Sundays in the Sanctuary

Director: Jamie Council Garvey

     The St. John Choir is made up of both volunteer and professional musicians. 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’s primary purpose is to provide musical leadership for worship. Their anthems and hymns are selected to illuminate the lectionary-appointed scripture for the day.

     The choir also offers occasional concerts. They have performed under the direction of many prominent guest conductors, including John Rutter, Joseph Flummerfelt, Alice Parker, Ann Jones, Mack Wilberg, Andre Thomas, Henry Leck, Eric Nelson, Brad Holmes, and Amanda Quist. 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. Two professionally produced recordings feature the choir’s work.

     An informal audition is required for membership in the St. John Choir. 

The St. John Junior Choir

Age level: treble voices grade 2 and up
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, September-April, 5:30-6:15 pm
Rehearsal location: the choir room
Director: Sawyer Branham

The Cherub Choir

Age level: age 4 – grade 1

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, September-April, 5:30-6:15 pm

Rehearsal location: Room 206

Director: Megan Hoglund