Music at St. John’s

 

Together with the clergy and congregation, St. John’s Choir sings in worship every Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. service. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00, and also meets at 9:00am on Sunday mornings to prepare for worship. In addition to adults, the choir welcomes children and teens with school music experience. Please contact us by email at admin@stjohnsgigharbor.org if you are interested in participating in the musical life of the parish.

St. John’s Episcopal Church maintains a Choral Scholars program modeled on English university and cathedral tradition. Qualified young musicians studying at area universities are offered what is essentially an apprenticeship in practical church music, working as section leaders and soloists in St. John’s Choir. They gain experience in Anglican and Gregorian chant, as well as exposure to a large body of hymnody, mass settings, and choral works. Throughout the year the Choral Scholars will occasionally undertake a sung mass or other special liturgy by themselves.  Graduates of this program at St. John’s have already gone on to find jobs in church music.

2017-2018 Choral Scholars

Marissa Moultrie, soprano
Anna Hatfield, mezzosoprano
Nicholas Stevens, tenor, senior prefect
Dalton Rouse, baritone

2016-2017 Choral Scholars

Marissa Moultrie, soprano
Miya Higashiyama, mezzosoprano, senior prefect
Nicholas Stevens, tenor
Christopher Hampson, baritone (guest church musician and composer in residence)

 

2015-2016 Choral Scholars

Marissa Moultrie, soprano
Emily Stenson, mezzosoprano, senior prefect
Nicholas Stevens, tenor
Jordan Bowles, baritone

 

2014-2015 Choral Scholars

Anikka Abbott, soprano, senior prefect
Emily Stenson, mezzosoprano
Steven Arends, tenor

 

The professional music staff at St. John’s can provide music for weddings, funerals, and other important life events. Please contact the office at admin@stjohnsgigharbor.org to schedule your event; the clergy and staff will gladly assist you with planning.