The Saint John Chancel Choir

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 both volunteer and professional musicians. 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’s primary purpose is to provide vocal music for worship. Their anthems and hymns are selected to illuminate the lectionary-appointed scripture for the day.

The choir also offers occasional concerts. They have performed under the direction of many prominent guest conductors, including John Rutter, Joseph Flummerfelt, Alice Parker, Ann Jones, Mack Wilberg, Andre Thomas, Henry Leck, Eric Nelson, and Brad Holmes. 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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Rehearsals: Sundays 3:00-6:00pm,  September-May

Rehearsal location: Choir Room (202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey   706 922-6016

The Lucia Ensemble is an auditioned group of treble singers who sing for worship occasionally and for the Christmas Eve concert annually. For the last seven seasons, Lucia has enjoyed performing in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

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Children’s Choirs

Our children learn musical skills and spiritual concepts through singing and movement in choirs. They also learn how to be leaders in worship. We offer three groups for children on Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, September – April. No audition is needed. For more information, contact Jamie Council Garvey    706 922 6016

Cherub Choir

Age Level: ages 3-4 (parents are welcome to attend)

Rehearsal Location: Room 204

Director: Megan Hoglund

Parent Assistants: Beth Dixon

Wesley Choir

Age Level: younger children, Pre-K to grade 2

Rehearsal Location: Room 206

Director: Jean Lancaster

Parent Assistant: Erika Doster

Junior Choir

Age Level: treble voices, older elementary – high school

Rehearsal Location: Choir Room (Rm. 202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey

Assistant Director: Sawyer Branham