– Psalm 95:2 –
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”
At St. John’s, we have a variety of music programs available for kids, youth, and adults to express their unique talents to praise God. Our groups help to enrich weekly church services, hold concerts, and participate in other special events. Music reading skills are helpful, but not a necessity. We are always eager to welcome new members with a willing spirit and a joyful heart. If you play an instrument or would like to participate in our programs, contact our Music Minister at 732-264-1236.
Chancel Choir – Thursdays, 8:00-9:00pm (Open to voices aged 14 and up after consultation with the Minister of Music) – Our largest ensemble that supplements the worship service on a regularly rotating schedule. This ensemble jointly presents several concerts throughout the year. Repertoire consists of a wide variety of music.
Praise Team – Thursdays, 9:00-9:30pm (Open to voices after consultation with the Minister of Music) – A smaller ensemble of singers and instrumentalists that supplements the worship service, performing mostly contemporary music, on a regularly rotating schedule.
Women’s Ensemble – (Open to all women aged 14 and up after consultation with the Minister of Music) – An ensemble of women’s voices that sings a variety of styles of music.
This bell choir is available for all children through 4th through 6th period. For more information contact Mrs. B (Gail Bechtoldt) at 732-567-0044.
What kind of group is this?
A bell choir consist of about ten people that work together as though they are one person playing a single instrument. Each ringer is assigned a certain number of bells (notes) to play. Groups of bells are played together to produce melodies and harmonies. You don’t need to know how to play an instrument or read music to play. You just need the ability to count and have a sense of rhythm.
Want to learn more about handbells? Click here.
Want to see what a group looks like when they play? Click here.
Bethany Bells – rehearses Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This ensemble for adults performs once per month.
Wesleyan Bells – rehearses Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This ensemble of youth performs in conjunction with the Youth Choir once per month.