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Parish Choir

The choir of St. John's Anglican Church may not have been in existence since the church's founding in 1842, but music has been the mainstay of the parish worship for many years. The present choir is composed of members of neighbouring universities' music faculties and their graduates, as well as other fine singers who have come into the parish. Under Noel Edison, its conductor for the past twenty years, the choir leads the congregation in Choral Mattins twice monthly, in the occasional Evensong and in the Choral Eucharist on other Sundays. Its repertoire is extensive with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian and European music. In 1989 the choir received the Healy Willan Award granted by the Canada Council. In the summer of 2000, the St. John's Church choir toured England, where they were in residence at St. Paul's Cathedral, at Coventry Cathedral, St. George's Chapel in Windsor and also at Leicester Cathedral. In the summer of 2005, the choir was invited back to sing the daily services for a week at St. Paul's Cathedral in London England, and at Canterbury Cathedral.

 

Recordings of the Choir of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora, ON

Organist and Choirmaster Noel Edison, O. ON, B.MUS, D.MUS

NAXOS RECORDINGS
Psalms for the Soul
, Michael Bloss, Organ
2000, Producers: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver, Engineer: Norbert Kraft

Faire is the Heaven, Hymns and Anthems, Paul Halley, Organ
2002, Producers: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver, Engineer: Norbert Kraft

Hear My Prayer, Hymns and Anthems, Matthew Larkin, Organ and Karina Gauvin, Soprano 2004, Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall

Psalms for the Spirit, Matthew Larkin, Organ
2005, Producers: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver, Engineer: Norbert Kraft

CHRISTMAS RECORDINGS
Christmas in Elora
, Thomas Fitches, Organ Producer: Marilyn Dalzall, Engineer: David Burnham

A Festival of Carols, Michael Bloss, Organ, Brett Polegato, Baritone and Guy Few, Trumpet 1994, Producer: Marilyn Dalzall, Engineer: David Burnham

A Village Christmas, Jurgen Petrenko, Organ
2002, Producer: Noel Edison, Engineer: Ed Marshall

Christmas Presence, Jurgen Petrenko, Organ 2004, Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall

MARSHALL ARTS PRODUCTIONS
Hymns, Anthems and Psalms
, Noel Edison, Organ 2000, Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall

Advent Carol Service, Nine Lessons and Carols, Jurgen Petrenko, Organist 2004, Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall
A live recording

Hymns from Elora, Noel Edison & Jurgen Petrenko, organ Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall

Sing unto the Lord, Noel Edison & Jurgen Petrenko, organ
2014, Producer and Engineer: Edward Marshall
Hymns and anthems recorded as a fundraiser for the St. John’s Parish Centre.

ST. JOHN’S AT ST. PAUL’S, LONDON
Evensong at Saint Paul’s Cathedral with the Parish Choir of St. John’s
, Elora, Matthew Larkin and Jurgen Petrenko, organ
2008, Engineer: David Houston
A live recording from the choir’s weeklong residency at St. Paul’s, 2005