The Saint John Chancel Choir19-mccranie-4813-sjcwc-christmas-eve-2014-print

Age level: Adult

Rehearsals: 7:30 Wednesday nights and 10:00 Sunday mornings (Summer schedule varies)

Rehearsal location: Choir Room 202 (Wednesdays) Sanctuary (Sundays)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey  706 922-6016

Assistant Director: Roberta B. Wilder

The St. John Choir is made up of volunteers and professionals from all walks of life. In worship, they are drawn together by St. John’s tradition of singing music which has theological and artistic integrity, whatever its style or age, whether written in the Renaissance or last year, whether in the classical or the folk tradition. The choir sings for 11am services eleven months of the year. Their anthems and hymns for worship are selected to illuminate the lectionary-appointed scripture for the day. Concerts by the St. John Choir in recent years have included such major works as Bach’s St. John Passion, Haydn’s Creation, and the Requiems of Brahms, Faure, and Durufle. The choir has performed under the direction of many prominent conductors, including John Rutter, Joseph Flummerfelt, Alice Parker, Ann Jones, Mack Wilberg, Andre Thomas, Henry Leck, Eric Nelson, Brad Holmes and Bingham Vick. In the summer of 2001 they enjoyed a concert tour to Scotland and Northern England, and in 1997 they served as choir in residence at Westminster Abbey, along with a sister choir from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Augusta. An annual fall choir retreat provides time for intense rehearsals, intimate worship, and delightful fellowship. Two professionally produced recordings feature the choir’s work. An informal audition is required for membership in the St. John Choir. Contact Jamie Garvey.

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Chancel Choir Calendar 2017-18


Age level: treble voices, high school– college

Rehearsals: Sundays 3:00-4:30pm, plus others, TBA, September-May

Rehearsal location: Choir Room (202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey   706 922-6016

The Lucia Ensemble sings for worship several times a year and for the Christmas Eve concert. They also have the option of assisting and singing with the Junior Choir in rehearsals and in worship. For the last six seasons, the Lucia has enjoyed performing in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and we look forward to another Piccolo performance June 2, 2019.

Membership is by audition. Contact Jamie Garvey to schedule.

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The Saint John Junior Choirjc

Age Level: treble voices, older elementary – high school

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5-6pm, September-April

Rehearsal Location: Choir Room (Rm. 202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey    706 922 6016

Assistant Director: Mary Ann Scraper

The St. John Junior Choir studies choral singing in the bel canto tradition, singing for worship at St. John approximately 6 times per year. In rehearsals they enjoy Orff exercises and instruments, developing musical skills through movement and singing. An awards system motivates choristers, rewarding them for memory work, attendance, and other educational activities. Special projects include field trips to Augusta Symphony and out-of-town choir festivals. An audition is not required. Contact Jamie to express your interest in joining

Children’s Choirs Calendar 2017-18

The Saint John Wesley Choir

Age Level: younger children, beginning at age 4

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5-6pm, September-April

Rehearsal Location: Room 206

Director: Megan Hoglund

Parent Assistant: Erika Doster

The St. John Wesley Choir welcomes all young children who enjoy music and movement. Choristers learn to develop a beautiful singing voice, to match pitch, and to develop fundamental musical skills. Through singing, movement, instrument play, and story-telling, the children explore what a wonderful creation God has made in them and in the world around them!