Music at St. John’s is alive and integral to our worship.
We’re a congregation of singers, led by our enthusiastic choir, particularly at the Sunday 10 am Eucharist. Our music draws from many cultures and traditions, including Taize, the Iona Community, the 1982 hymnal, and Lift Ev’ry Voice. One highlight is the annual Messiah sing-along. We enjoy learning music from around the world, often in original languages, and our services are often enhanced by instrumentalists from within the congregation and the Williams and surrounding communities.
Our choir enjoys a diverse repertoire, from Renaissance motets to contemporary pieces, and St. John’s hosts a rich variety of musical concerts throughout the year, especially in the summer.
We also offer a Chorister Program for students in grades 3-7. Classes focus on sight-singing, music fundamentals, musicianship, team-work, and community building/involvement. Choristers join the adult choir on occasional Sundays. They’ve been featured in the college’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols and have sung with the Williams Gospel Choir.