Music Program

St. John's music program is an important and exciting part of our common life and a vibrant witness to the community at large. Our choirs for adults, youth, and children lead our Sunday worship at 10:30 and we frequently have guest instrumentalists. We regularly present concerts or other special music to the community. See our 2018-2019 concert schedule for upcoming performances.

St. John's Choirs

St. John's Parish Choir, led by Peggy Haas Howell and composed of men and women, rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. as well as on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The choir sings a wide variety of interesting and challenging music, from Medieval chant to Renaissance polyphony to Shaker pieces to African-American Spirituals to music by many contemporary composers. We also sing for special events. 

The choir usually sings several concerts, evensongs, or other special musical events during the year. On December 16, together with Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir, they will present a Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. John’s. On March 31, they will present Lessons and Music for Passtiontide.  If you are interested in singing in the Parish choir, please call Peggy Howell at 528-1138, ext. 20, or email peggy@stjohnslynchburg.org. We are always happy to welcome new singers!

Our choirs for young people are part of the Royal School of Church Music program. Children begin by participating in a Training Choir, where they learn to sing as well as to develop skills necessary to participate in worship services. The Training Choir is open to children who are  in second grade or older. It meets from 4:15 - 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons. In February, the children become full members of the Treble Choir and receive an RSCM medal. Treble Choir is composed of children and youth who began singing with the Training Choir. They learn healthy vocal production, service music, and choral repertoire. They rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Training and Treble Choirs sometimes sing with the adults of the Parish Choir. To enroll your child in St. John's choirs for children or youth, or for further information, call Peggy Howell at 528-1138, ext. 20, or email peggy@stjohnslynchburg.org  

Glouchester Cathedral

Glouchester Cathedral

St. John’s Choir in residence at Glouchester Cathedral

St. John’s Choir in residence at Glouchester Cathedral