St Johnís Church choir
The robed choir of St Johnís has about twenty-five singers on the roll at present, with some junior probationers ready to move up over the next year. We sing an anthem every Sunday morning and at weekday evening festivals: the repertoire ranging from the 15th century to the 21st.
The junior choristers follow a scheme of training using the Royal School of Church Musicís ribbons, rewarding their growing musical and liturgical expertise. Former St Johnís choristers have gone on to sing with distinction in University and college choirs across the UK, and we have started off boys who have gone on to be head choristers at Canterbury Cathedral and at Kings College Cambridge.
There is a traditional Nine Lessons and carols service, and every year we do a full mass setting on St Johnís day as our Patronal Festival offering. Masses performed have ranged from Zelenka through Hummel and Bruckner to Kodaly, with a good sprinkling of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert along the way.
St. John's Choir: Practices and Anthems
The choir meets for rehearsals as follows:
Thursdays: Children 6.30 - 7.00
Adults 7.30 - 8.20
Sundays: All 9.20am