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BECOME A PART OF THE MUSIC WITH US AT ST. JOHN'S
Surprising visiting clergy and bishops as well as lay folk we sing a large repertoire of hymns and service music for a small parish. From plainsong to the most elaborate hymns and canticles the congregation revels is attempting new things.
SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG, FOR HE HAS DONE MARVELOUS THINGS THINGS
Music is an important opportunity for everyone at St. John’s Church. Everyone participates in "singing a new song" as directed in Psalm 98 as well as some great old familiar songs. Most often our Parish Choir sings during the program year (September-mid June).
MUSIC & ART PROGRAMS
Open to musicians who love to sing a wide range of music, from ancient chant to the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic period masterpieces to occasional forays into modern, even avant-garde music. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to participate. The choir sings most Sundays during the program year. The choir sings for the special services before and including both Christmas and Easter.
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Cape Ann Arts Alive A week long Summer Day Camp: Cape Ann Arts Alive is hosted at St. John's in August. In 2016, a group of teachers formulated this secular arts program exploring the history, legends, rocks, coastline, fish, and sculpture and art of this great place where we live. We've partnered with many of the local arts and history institutions and appreciate outside support.
Cape Ann Choir School
We host a program for children in the community who receive a superlative musical education based in singing, bell ringing, drumming, and learning the rudiments of reading and writing music. The Choristers turn all this into major programs partnering with other groups. The Choristers are featured at Advent Lessons and Carols, Middle Street Walk (2nd Saturday in December at 1 pm), Christmas Eve at 5 pm, and the Great Vigil of Easter (the day before Easter at 7:30 pm.) Fill out the form below for more information.
The St. John's Church, built in 1863 included a small pipe organ built in Boston. It was replaced by an Estey organ (Brattleboro VT) in 1909 and by the CB Fisk organ in 1989.
Concerts have featured organists from the US, Germany, England, and Japan.
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