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.
2016-2017 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, November 6th, All Saints’ Sunday
4:30 p.m. Harp Concert
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
Sunday, December 18th, 4th Sunday of Advent
6:00 p.m. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Saturday, 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, April 2nd, 2017, 5th Sunday in Lent
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
Sunday, April 16th, 2017, Easter Sunday
10:15 a.m. Festive Eucharist for the Day of Resurrection with St. John’s Choir and Brass Quartet
Choral Evensong is an ancient service is the musical version of Evening Prayer in the Anglican tradition. It is sung daily in cathedrals, seminaries and parishes throughout the world. The tradition at St. John’s is to sing Evensong twice annually and receive an offering that benefits a charitable organization.
For more information about the Music Program at St. John’s, please contact Michael Bennett, our Director of Music, at 765.742.4079.
The 2016-2017 2nd Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series
10th 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 12th
Karen Goff, soprano
Wednesday, November 9th
Greg Kostraba, piano & Josh Aerie, cello
Wednesday, December 14th
Melinda Odle, viola
Wednesday, February 8th
Michael Bennett, organ
Wednesday, March 8th
Lafayette Jefferson Varsity Singers
Wednesday, April 12th
Karen Schoenhals, guitar
The St. John's Wicks Organ
Click HERE for information about the Edward Augustus Ross Memorial Organ at St. John's.
For more information, please contact St. John's Episcopal Church by EMAIL or at 765.742.4079.