About Our Music

Music at St. John's has, for many years, been an integral part of the weekly celebration of our Anglican community at both the 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services. Both the current Rector and Choirmaster are of the firm belief that good liturgy, good preaching, and good music that are well balanced bring about meaningful and respectful services to our Parish.

The 11 a.m. Parish Choir is based on the best Church choir one can produce with the money and vocal resources we have in and around the area. The Choirmaster strives for high standards with consistent discipline and commitment from the choristers. As a result, we have built up a great following through our recordings, services (special and otherwise), and our guest appearances and touring.

Our worship at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service has been greatly enriched by the Volunteer Choir. Over the past few years, the Volunteer Choir and Youth Choir have developed and grown steadily under the direction of Emily Petrenko.

Both these communities within the two services are pleased with their requisite ensembles: both different, but both sensitive chorally to their constituencies.

Emily Petrenko has been striving to build the children's choir. She is tireless in her dedication and has tremendous ability with this age group.

Music for each Sunday is listed in our Order of Service.


Music from the Parish Choir of the Church of St. John the Evangelist

God Is With Us (Tavener)

Jesu, The Very Thought of Thee (Slater arr Halley)

Psalm 121 (Edison)

Psalm 150 (Villiers)

The Reproaches (Sanders)