Music Ministries

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre,
with the lyre, and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD.
Psalm 98:4-6

You are invited to participate in one of St. John’s vocal or handbell choirs, or sing or play instrumental solos. Each musical group works toward increased musicianship that enhances spiritual growth.

SING!

Adult Choir - A SATB choir (soprano-alto-tenor-bass), rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. This volunteer choir provides music and leads worship for the 10:45 services, two 8:00 services each month, and for some festival services at both 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. The choir also sings for evening services during Advent, Lent and Holy Week. No audition is required. Click here to register.

JOYSONG! - This is a worship team composed of instrumentalists and vocalists who lead worship at the JOY! services on Saturdays at 5 p.m. A fun, up-beat mix of contemporary and traditional music is presented with today's sound. New members are welcome at any time. Click here to register.

Choristers - The Choristers is a children's choir meeting September through May, and is for grades 3-8 with unchanged voices. Second graders are allowed to join with the director’s OK! Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The choir sings for worship once a month. They attend a festival every other year in the Northern Virginia area, visit a Youth festival concert every other year, do service projects and have parties! Click here to register.

RING!

Bells Angels Handbell Choir - Rehearses on Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., September through April. This choir plays intermediate to advanced music and rings 5 octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes. They play for worship once a month at both 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. services, attend handbell festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America, formerly the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR), and present several concerts. Substitutes are always needed. Click here to register.

Soloists - Vocal soloists and instrumentalists enjoy several opportunities throughout the year to share their talents. Instrumentalists are used on festival weekends during the many seasons of the church year: Advent, Christmas and Christmastide, the Baptism of Our Lord, Epiphany, Transfiguration, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Trinity, summer Sundays, Saints Days, Reformation, All Saints Sunday, Christ the King and Thanksgiving. Many other opportunities present themselves for those wishing to participate in some of the social events at St. John's such as Rally Day and Mardi Gras. Click here to register.

Susan  Gobien,  Director  of  Music:  703-971-2210 x106, susan.gobien@sjlc.com