Sacred Music at St. John's Lafayette

The Adult Choir

The adult choir serves as the backbone of the music at St. John’s. It offers an opportunity to rehearse and perform great sacred choral music in an open, inviting, and meaningful liturgical atmosphere. Our choir enhances the worship of our church through hymn leadership, choral anthems, and special programs. Membership is comprised of people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities who enjoy getting together on a weekly basis for great music, hard work, fun and fellowship.

The adult choir provides the primary musical leadership for Sunday Holy Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. and other Holy Day services. Our repertoire draws from a broad range of musical periods and styles, including plainchant, 16th century anthems and motets, works of the great 18th and 19th century masters, as well as contemporary compositions. Throughout the year, the parish choir provides music for Evensong and other concerts, with a special offering taken to support a designated community service program. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings.

To audition for the St. John's Choir or for more information, contact St. John's Director of Music, Michael Bennett, at 765.742.4079 or by EMAIL.

The Music Committee

The Music Committee is a group of parishioners who are interested in supporting the role and place of music as ministry in and of our congregation. The committee acts as a facilitator of the programs which bring the joy of music to our worship, adult programs, and shared fellowship. The committee helps with parish outreach through the offerings taken at Evensong services which highlight a community service program. This group of individuals also acts as a sounding board and resource for the Director of Music. 

The committee’s membership is open to any member of the parish, regardless of whether or not you are an active member of the music program.

2019-2020 Musical Events at St. John's Lafayette

Check back here for additional information consult the Parish bulletin, newsletter,and website.  
All musical events are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, October 6th, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

5:00 p.m. Evensong and Pet Blessing. Pets welcome!

Heaven Fan, harpist

Heaven Fan, harpist

Sunday November 3rd, All Saints’ Sunday

4:30 p.m. Harp Concert, Heaven Fan
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong

Sunday December 15th , Third Sunday of Advent

5:00 p.m. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve

9:00 p.m. Christmas Prelude with String Quartet and Carols
9:30 p.m. Sung Eucharist with Choir and Strings to celebrate Christ’s Birth

Sunday March 1st, First Sunday in Lent

5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong

Easter Sunday, April 12th

10:15 a.m. Festive Eucharist for the Day of Resurrection with St. John’s Choir, brass quartet, and timpani. 

Richard Elliot, organist

Richard Elliot, organist

Friday, May 1st

7:30 p.m. Organ Concert
Richard Elliott, Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, UT will perform the first anniversary concert on the Quimby organ.

For more information about the Music Program at St. John’s, please contact Michael Bennett, our Director of Music, at 765.742.4079.

2019-2020 Second Wednesday
Lunchtime Concert Series
13th Anniversary Season

The 2nd Wednesday of each month-from October through April-enjoy a 20 minute concert followed by a light lunch in
St. John's Commons.  The program begins at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are free of charge.  
A $5.00 donation is suggested for lunch.   Thanks to Great Harvest Bread Co. for donations of bread

Wednesday, October 9th

Terri Ewigleben, trumpet

Wednesday, November 13th

Ben McCartney, organ

Wednesday, December 4th

Rebecca Seekatz, mezzo soprano

Wednesday, February 12th

Amy Brandfonbrener, viola

Wednesday, March 11th

Lucas Fletcher, organ

Wednesday, April 8

West Lafayette High School Chorale

The St. John's Quimby Organ

Click HERE for information about St. John's 2018 Quimby Organ.

For more information, please contact St. John's Episcopal Church by EMAIL or at 765.742.4079.