Our Choirs & Ensembles

“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.” —Psalm 104:33

Adults, youth, and children are all invited to claim and share their musical talents in a choir or ensemble at St. John’s. The choir season begins in September and ends on Music Sunday in June. Individual vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to offer their musical gifts year-round. Check St. John’s Google calendar for updated rehearsal information.

  • The Adult Choir supports the assembly’s singing, leads the musical liturgy, and performs a rich variety of accompanied and a cappella music at the 10:30 AM service. High school youth are welcome in this choir!
  • The Kids Choir sings periodically in worship. The choir will be rehearsing Sundays from 11:45 AM to 12:05 PM. Interested children in grades 2–8 and parents should contact the Director of Music.
  • One-Day Choirs are offered during the summer and periodically throughout the year, and feature easy-to-learn music. The group typically rehearses at 9:00 AM on Sunday.
  • The Lutherringers are an intergenerational bell choir ringing 4.75 octaves of Malmark handbells and 3 octaves of Malmark choirchimes. The group performs periodically in the 10:30 AM service and for festival services.
  • One-Day Bell Choirs are offered periodically and are open to anyone with basic music-reading skills. Volunteers rehearse at 9:00 AM on Sunday, and then they ring in the 10:30 AM service.
  • The Recorder Ensemble is a group of developing and experienced soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder instrumentalists. The ensemble plays a variety of Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical music, as well as arrangements of hymns and other music.
  • The Brass-Wind Ensemble is a volunteer intergenerational ensemble of brass and woodwind instrumentalists that gathers to prepare music for special opportunities. The group usually plays carols in downtown Summit the Sunday before Christmas and before the 5 PM service on Christmas Eve.
  • The Summer Liturgy Musicians are a group of youth and adult musicians who accompany the 10:30 AM service in the summer. Intermediate- and advanced-level instrumentalists are welcome to participate.

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Adult Choir………………….. Adult Choir 
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:45–9:15 PM
and Sundays, 10:05–10:25 AM
Sample music:
“Comfort, Comfort”
“Advent Message”“For Unto Us” from Messiah
“And the Glory” from Messiah
Kids Choir
(Gr. 2 through 8)
Rehearsals: Sundays, 11:45 AM–12:05 PM
 Lutherringers Handbell Choir
(Adults and Youth in Grade 6 and up)
Rehearsals: Sundays, 12:00–1:00 PM
Sample music:
“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Recorder Ensemble
(Adults and Youth)
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00–7:40 PM
Sample music:
“Pastorale”
Renaissance dances
Early Baroque music
OneWeekBellChoir-062914sm One-Day Bell Choir
(Adults and Youth)
Rehearsals: 9:00 AM on select Sundays
Sample music:
You Are the Way
One-Day Choir
(Adults and Youth)
Rehearsals: 9:00 AM on select Sundays

 

See the Special Music page for a few videos of music from recent worship services and concerts.

Visit St. John’s channel on YouTube to see more worship and music videos.

For more information about the choirs and ensembles at St. John’s, send an email to: dgarzinsky@stjohnssummit.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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