Music is an essential part of the liturgy at St. John and enhances all aspects of our worship experience. Services include sacred music from many different time periods which is carefully chosen to align with the scripture readings for each Sunday. Psalms at the 10 AM service are sung either by individual choir members or by the entire choir.
We are blessed to have a choir of balanced and skilled voices under the expert leadership of Rodney Barnett. Rodney is an outstanding organist, and his energy and enthusiasm have revitalized what was already a strong music program at St. John. Rodney is in much demand in the community as a recitalist and is an active member of both the Association of Anglican Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. He, along with several parishioners, has spearheaded the development of our highly successful community concert series.
The choir of mixed voices sings every Sunday for the 10 AM service and rehearses on Thursday evenings. The choir also provides music for twice-yearly Evensong services. Our choir loves singing together as well as sharing fellowship activities outside of rehearsals and services.
Youngsters enjoy “Music with Rodney” during formation time on Sunday mornings and perform several times a year at the 10 AM service. An accomplished handbell choir performs about once a month and for special services throughout the year.
From the earliest times, the people of God have expressed through music those feelings which cannot be fully expressed in words alone. St. John’s music program seeks to provide an opportunity for all to praise God through their gift of music.