Music at St. Johnís includes organ, choir and hand bells. The adult choir sings at the 10:00 AM Eucharist service from September through May. Anthems range from Baroque to contemporary music, all chosen to follow the Revised Common Lectionary for the day. Adult choir also presents a service of Lessons and Carols, either during Advent or Christmas, each year.
Adult choir rehearses on Saturdays at 1:00 PM. The organ at St. Johnís is a three manual Rodgers Allegiant digital electronic instrument installed in 2007. Karen Potter has served as organist and choir director since 2005.
Tone chimes were purchased in the late 1990ís and were used intermittently in the following years, as a director and players were available. In 2005 Marilyn Foreman, an experienced ringer, joined St. Johnís and offered to direct this group. A local Presbyterian church owned hand bells which were not being used so they loaned them to St. Johnís. This allowed the bell choir to present music using both tone chimes and bells. As the players gained experience, it was agreed that St. Johnís should have its own bells and a fund raising campaign ensued which allowed the purchase of 3 octaves of Malmark Bellcraftsmen hand bells. The 8 to 10 ringers meet weekly except during the summer months and play during services as appropriate for the liturgical season and the groupís readiness.
If interested in the music offerings at St. Johnís, call 828 652 4144