Sunday Services

8:00 am  Rite I Holy Eucharist


9:30 am  Rite II Holy Eucharist

Music Ministries

Make a joyful noise!

 

 

Choirs: There is a place for you in the Choir Loft at St. John’s!

Whether you are age 4 or 94; whether you have sung in a choir your whole life, or have never sung in a choir before; whether you read music or don’t; there is a place for you! Come, seek, sing! We seek to provide easily accessible musical opportunities for all ages at St. John’s. Details about each choir and rehearsal schedules are on the Choirs page. A a few things to consider are:
  • Consider joining choir as a FAMILY. With our service schedule, families can learn and worship together. Why not in the Choir Loft? Learn about music and fellowship in your age appropriate choir, and learn about liturgical leadership and worship as a family. While children are in Sunday School, their parents can attend Parish Choir rehearsal in the Choir Loft. Ithink we have a unique opportunity at St. John’s to commit to serving our church – and helping to lead the services – children and parents and grandparents together.
  • If you have always wanted to try choir, just come! In-CHOIR-er’s welcome! We always welcome visitors! Pop in on a Wednesday afternoon or come up to the Choir Loft on a Sundaymorning.
  • Join a choir for a special season or event – Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, The ChristmasPageants, The Spring Musical, Compline Choir, etc. Schedules are busy, life is hectic, soccerseason is long! Just because you don’t start in September, doesn’t mean you can’t joinlater: talk to Abbey if you have special circumstances!

If you have any questions about our Music Program at St. John’s, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Sieve at cbsieve@comcast.net.  Chris will be able to answer any questions regarding the Choir in the interim as we search for a new Music Director.

 

Cherubs Choir (Pre-K - 2nd Grade)

The St. John’s Cherub Choir consists of our youngest children: Age 4 through 2nd Grade. Children from St. John’s and the wider Seacoast region are welcome. They learn basic musicianship skills in a fun and engaging atmosphere, by playing games, learning riddles and jingles, and learning simple anthems to perform approximately once per month at the 10:00AM Sunday service during the academic year. The Cherub Choir sings in the Christmas Pageant, Family Christmas Eve service, and on Easter Sunday.

Contact: Ashley Wade, Director of Youth Music and Ministries
             603-436-8283 x116 or youthmusic@stjohnsnh.org

 

 

The Junior Choir (3rd-8th grade )

The St. John’s Junior Choir is open to singers in grades 3 through 8 from St. John’s and throughout the greater Seacoast area. Singers receive weekly vocal training, learn and grow musicianship skills, sing in several languages, and explore many styles of music, from Taizé chant to gospel, to world and Anglican music. The Junior Choir sings regularly at Sunday morning services, discovering the joy that comes from leading a ministry within the church. They also enjoy special events: Evensong services, Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Pageants, and the Spring Musical.

Contact: Ashley Wade, Director of Youth Music and Ministries
             603-436-8283 x116 or youthmusic@stjohnsnh.org

St. J's Singers (Grades 7 and up)

The St. J’s Singers provides an opportunity for junior and senior high students (grades 7 and up) to shape the sound and intent of their group, while learning what it means to be a member of an ensemble, and instilling the expectation of excellence through the grace of God. A diverse and exciting selection of music will help develop artistic taste and appreciation.  Additionally, as the St. J’s Singers solidify their sound and style, we will explore possibilities of bringing their gifts outside the walls of St. John’s. Members are given key roles in the Christmas Pageant and Spring Musical.

Contact: Ashley Wade, Director of Youth Music and Ministries
             603-436-8283 x116 or youthmusic@stjohnsnh.org

 

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir is made up of men, women, and select high school students. The Parish Choir sings for most Sunday morning 10 a.m. services, in addition to a full range of festival services throughout the liturgical year. They present a diverse repertoire of traditional sacred music, as well as other styles, including gospel, folk, and some world music. Parish Choir members come from a wide ranging musical background, but are brought together through their commitment to making music with great joy and fellowship! We are proud to be honing a rehearsal schedule that is open to all people – including our many members with numerous evening commitments and busy professional lives. We run a “workshop” rehearsal on the first Wednesday of each month and rehearse on Sunday mornings during the Education Hour (from 8:30-9:45). We will begin our 2012 season on “Kick-off Sunday” Sunday, September 9 at 8:30 AM in the Choir Room.

Contact: Chris Sieve at cbsieve@comcast.net.  Chris will be able to answer any questions regarding the Choir in the interim as we search for a new Music Director.

 

Compline

A Lenten worship opportunity for the St. John's and Seacoast community.

"Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night."

During the Sundays of Lent, the St. John's Compline Choir, a men's schola, will revive an ancient prayer tradition in chanting the office of Compline. Those looking for a contemplative, transformative, traditional worship opportunity will find Compline a welcome addition to their Lenten worship at St. John's.

 

Young Organist Collaborative (YOC)

YOC became a ministry of St. John's in November, 2001 when Bishop Theuner gave the parish $1,000 at the blessing and dedication of St. John's new LeTourneau organ.  Presenting the check to Dianne Dean, our (then) organist and choir director, he charged St. John's with the responsibility of teaching young people to play the pipe organ and become the next generation of church organists. 

A committee was formed to develop this ecumenical ministry and YOC has had great success.  The first group of students began lessons in the fall of 2002.  Since then we have given scholarships for organ lessons to more than 80 youth of various denominations in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts who are taught by area organists.  Five of our program graduates are currently majoring in organ performance at prestigious colleges including Oberlin and Holy Cross.

read more about the Young Organist Collaborative on our Web page!

Click here for the YOC Infomational Flyer and here for the YOC Scholarship Application

Contacts:  Judy Howard, chair (603-436-0688 or yoc@stjohnsnh.org) and Ellie Sanderson (603-436-7299)