All singers, ages 8-88, are invited to join the Summer Choir at St. John's, beginning June 18. On the Sundays from June to August that you are in town, come to the choir room for rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. to prepare an easy anthem and the hymns for the 10:00 a.m. service. No experience is necessary, and there is no weekday rehearsal. Just sing on the Sundays that are convenient for you. This choir offers an opportunity for the whole family to sing together. Please contact Alan Reed at 704-366-3034, x235 for more information.
The St. John's Choir
For adults and older teens, the St. John's Choir includes sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses and is directed by Alan Reed. They rehearse in the choir room each Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, except during the summer months. The choir typically sings for the 11:15 a.m. service on Sundays. This choir participates in a combined Evensongs with other choirs in the area and plans to offer a Mozart Mass for All Saints' Day. The choir enjoys an annual retreat to Kanuga to prepare for Christmas. Come join us!
The Cherub Choir
For boys and girls, kindergarten through second grade, the Cherub Choir meets in Room 201 each Wednesday of the school year, from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., beginning August 30. Introductory musical activities, such as pitch-matching and rhythm games, prepare youngsters for future musical experiences. This choir sings an anthem as the prelude to the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. services once a month. Mrs. Tracy Reed directs this choir. Please contact her for more information.
The Treble Youth Choir
For treble boys and girls, third through twelfth grades, the Treble Youth Choir meets in the choir room each Wednesday of the school year from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., beginning August 30, under the direction of Alan Reed. Tracy Reed assists. If you have a Wednesday conflict, alternative rehearsals are available from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. This choir usually sings the offertory anthem for the 8:45 a.m. service on Sundays alone or with the Shepherd Choir.
Choristers learn music reading, Bible, and liturgical and vocal skills through the Royal School of Church Music training scheme, and members may participate in the Royal School of Church Music summer courses. St. John's began sponsoring a summer training course in June 2004. The next course will be June 26 to July 2, 2017. Please click here for more information about the 2017 Charlotte RSCM course.
The Shepherd Choir
For teens and adults who sing alto, tenor, and bass with the Treble Youth Choir, the Shepherds meet in the choir room each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., beginning August 30, and usually sings at the 8:45 service on Sundays. This choir offers the opportunity for the whole family to sing together! Alan Reed directs this choir.