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

Age level: Adult

Rehearsals: 7:15 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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Age level: treble voices, high school– age 25

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. For the last six seasons, 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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Children’s Choirsjc

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 and Erika Doster

Wesley Choir

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

Rehearsal Location: Room 206

Director: Jean Lancaster

Parent Assistant: Mary Ann Scraper

Junior Choir

Age Level: treble voices, older elementary – high school

Rehearsal Location: Choir Room (Rm. 202)

Director: Jamie Council Garvey

Assistant Director: Sawyer Branham


Children’s Choirs Calendar 2018-19