Sunday Choir

Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.

 

 

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing” Psalm 100:1-2

The St. John’s Music Ministry enables church and community members to express and share their faith through music during Sunday worship and special concerts. As the music team prepares the music for each services, they enjoy a special fellowship and closeness through the sharing of music and leading Worship in the church.


On any given Sunday, you might hear the choir sing a Renaissance motet, an Orthodox chant, a Persichetti introit, a Kenyan Kyrie, or a Gospel Rock tune.  The voices might be accompanied by the Brombaugh pipe organ, the Bosendorfer piano, congas, violin, oboe, bell choir or nothing at all.  Four of the Bay Area’s finest singers lead the sections of the choir, and amateurs have the opportunity to learn to read music and enjoy fellowship while practicing the spiritual discipline of making music.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings in Room 212, on the 2nd floor , from 7:30-9:00.  On most Sunday mornings during the academic year, choir meets at 9:00 a.m. to rehearse for the 10:00 a.m. worship service.

New members are always welcome.

Contact: Rev. Todd Jolly at todd@stjohnsberkeley.org or call (510) 845-6830 ext. 17.


Major Third Choir Sunday

St John's Dec 7 2014 037Anyone who would like the chance to sing with the choir is invited to join us in the sanctuary, on the third Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM.  We will rehearse a couple of simple anthems.  Just because they are simple, however, doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful.  Past anthems have included Vaughan Williams’ “The Song of the Tree of Life,” a haunting and poignant piece about spiritual fulfillment, or heaven, or life after death, or sainthood; like a lot of poetry and music, it is open to interpretation and Mary Williams’ fierce “Song of Praise.”  This is a safe environment in which to explore singing in a choir.  Who knows?  You may end up deciding to join us on Wednesday evenings for rehearsals.  Either way, it is a wonderful way to spend an hour.  See you Sunday at 9:00


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