Music for the Congregation to learn! We’ve recorded some of the weekly Sunday music during the Lenten season for you to listen to and even sing along with! Click here to listen to the Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the Rose Hill Mass and the Lenten Acclamation, all composed by John Karl Hirten.
In the meantime, here is some info about our choirs …
The St. John’s Choir sings weekly at the 10 AM Sunday service, as well as special services for the Christmas and Easter seasons. This warm and welcoming group sings repertoire from all periods and many different styles, from plainchant to polyphony, from Handel to Hairston. While there is no audition required to join, it is hoped that members are able to read music well enough to find their way around a musical score. Rehearsals take place Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM until 9 PM.
The St. John’s Choristers welcome all children ages 6 through 12 into the program. No prior musical experience is necessary and there is no audition to join. Currently, the Choristers rehearse on Sundays at 11:15 AM (or just after the 10 AM service) for about a half-hour to forty-five minutes. We learn the basics of reading music, as well as develop a Sunday morning repertoire through rote learning, which includes hymns, chants, and rounds.
For more information on the choirs and other music questions, contact John Karl Hirten, Music Director.