Music at St. John's

Music is an essential part of our ministry at St. John’s, supporting a worshiping community that honors the depth and richness of Episcopal tradition and the best of contemporary currents in liturgy and music.


Traditional Episcopal liturgy is accompanied by the Laudate Choir and organ at our 8:00 a.m. Sunday Rite One Eucharist and on other special occasions. The Laudate Choir singers are Susan Stewart and Suzanne Gray. The ensemble sings Early Music, plainsong chant, and Episcopal favorites. Kira Poluektov, the church organist, accompanies the liturgy.

The Organ at St. John’s is an historic Moeller from earlier years. The instrument has 24 ranks of pipes and fills the church’s interior with majestic sounds. The organ is heard on Sunday mornings at the early service and on special occasions. A visit to the organ loft can be arranged for visitors.

Listen to our Laudate Choir 
Sicut cervus
(text from Psalm 42; music by Giovanni de Palestrina, 1525-94)
Wherefore, O Father
(text by William Henry Hammond Jervois, 1852-1905;
Lebet den Herrenmelody by Johann Crueger, 1598-1662)

Laudate Choir on May 19, 2019
If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis (1501?-1585)


The 10 am choir has sopranos Anne Westdahl, Jane Kight and Sandy Hall and bass/baritones Rod Bell and Tom Eyre. Jonathan Hiller is our tenor is on temporary leave. Our beloved and talented pianist and organist is Kira Poluektov. Doug Richardson plays once a month as well. Weekly rehearsals are on Sundays at 9:30 in the church. Weekly rehearsals are on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. There are still seats in the choir section.