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Music

We strive for and hope you find the music at St. John’s to be inclusive, eclectic, contemporary, traditional, classic and, above all, welcoming.

At St. John’s, music expresses our experience of God—soulful, inclusive, and multigenerational, and drawn from diverse sources that reflect the Beloved Community of all God’s children.

Music is about experiencing and sharing God’s presence. We do this through robust congregational singing, contemporary music ensemble, Festival Choir for high holy days, Chime Choir and Children’s Choirs. We also have an affirming and fun monthly “Open Mic” where ALL are welcome to share their creative gifts. On Wednesday nights we offer a free drop-in dinner for those participating in children’s choirs and chimes choir.

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Music Highlights

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January 20, 2022 in Music Highlight

Spotlight on Music, January 2022

What does safe music-making look like at St. John’s? When this whole pandemic thing hit us back in March 2020, I started down the rabbit hole of learning how to…
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March 26, 2020 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Edward Jacobson

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? A: I play trombone in church and I play in Chime Choir. Q: What music do you…
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January 26, 2020 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Anders Logan

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: “I am in the Chime Choir. Also, I sing hymns when they’re in the service!” Q:…
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Chad Smith, Minister of Music

“Everyone is welcome to make a joyful noise at St. John’s!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join a choir?

If you’re interested in joining a choir, please reach out to Chad, our Minister of Music, or Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director. They will help you find the choir for you – no previous experience required!

How do I play a musical instrument in church?

If you’re interested in playing your instrument in church, please reach out to Chad, our Minister of Music, or Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director. They will find a place for you to participate – no matter your skill level.

What do I need to sing or play with the 9am or 11am music ensembles?

The Sunday morning service music ensembles are open to everyone – regardless of experience. Talk to Wendy, our Children’s Choir Director, or Chad, our Minister of Music – we’ll figure it out together.