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.
2018-2019 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 7th
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong and Pet Blessing for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, November 4th, All Saints’ Sunday
4:30 p.m. Organ Concert by former West Lafayette native Marc Loudon
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
Monday, 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
Friday, February 1st
7:30 p.m. Quimby Organ Dedication Concert featuring Todd Wilson
Todd Wilson is the Head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sunday, April 7th
5:00 p.m. Lenten Hymn Festival with Marilyn Keiser, Professor of Music (Emerita), Indiana Jacobs School of Music
Easter Sunday, April 21st
10:15 a.m. Festive Eucharist for the Day of Resurrection with St. John’s Choir, brass quartet, and timpani.
For more information about the Music Program at St. John’s, please contact Michael Bennett, our Director of Music, at 765.742.4079.
2018-2019 Second Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series
12th 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 10th
Karen Isaacs, violin
Michael Bennett, organ
Bruce Knepper, trumpet
Robert Richter, organ
Michael Messina, organ
Lafayette Jefferson Varsity Singers
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.