Vocal

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir, for adults of all ages, meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and regularly sings for the 10:45 a.m. worship service from September through June.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz,Director, 610-759-3090

Philethia Choir

The Philethia Choir is the adult choir that sings primarily for the 8:00 a.m. worship service the first Sunday of each month, September through June.  They normally rehearse on the first Saturday morning of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Contact: Patrice Kidd, Director, 610-867-1330

Festival Choir

The Festival Choir consists of the combined Chancel and Philethia Choirs and others from the congregation who wish to sing for the holy festivals of the Christian year. These celebrations include Reformation, Advent/Christmas, Easter, Church Music Sunday, the annual Concert for the Poor, and other special occasions. Announcements for rehearsals of the Festival Choir will be noted in The Messenger and the Sunday bulletins. Contact: Rev. Janice Butz, Director, 610-759-3090

Men’s Chorale

The Men’s Chorale is for all men of St. John’s, whatever your musical ability.  It is a short-term commitment to the music ministry of our church and provides an opportunity for camaraderie and musical learning.  They perform a few times during the year, with rehearsal and performance dates announced in the church newsletter and bulletins.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz, Director, 610-759-3090

Women’s Ensemble

The Women’s Ensemble is a short-term commitment for the women of our congregation.  Like the Men’s Chorale, rehearsal times and performances will be announced in advance through the church newsletter and bulletins.  Women who enjoy singing, whatever your musical experience, are encouraged to join.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz, Director, 610-759-3090

Creation & Celebration Choirs

All children from pre-kindergarten age through 6th grade are encouraged to join us on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. for a special J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Session.  The afternoon includes time for singing, arts and craft projects, and snacks.  The children are divided into two age-level choirs:  Creation Choir for children in pre-K through 1st grade and Celebration Choir for children in 2nd-6th grade.  Choir is a great opportunity for children to become involved in the worship life of the church as well as to learn basic music and singing skills.  The playing of Orff instruments is an additional aspect of being in choir for the older children.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz, Director, 610-759-3090

Chalice Choir

Chalice Choir is a wonderful opportunity for middle school through high school youth to offer their musical gifts to God.  Learning a wide range of anthems and songs, this group brings a refreshing spirit and sound to our worship.  Each year there is usually at least one opportunity to take our music on the road as we visit other churches, retirement homes, or nursing-care facilities.  Extended tours over the past few years have taken the choir to Washington D. C. (2007) and Boston, MA (2010).  Chalice Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 p.m., prior to the confirmation class for junior highs.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz,Director, 610-759-3090