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 is led by Susan Stewart, with Suzanne Gray and Connee Young. The ensemble sings Early Music, plainsong chant, and Episcopal favorites. Leilani Wicklund, 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.

Laudate Choir

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 been working to keep the singing alive, sans choir director, first by simply showing up and rehearsing before the services with our beloved and talented pianist and organist Doug Richardson. Weekly rehearsals are on Sundays at 9:40 in the church. Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 4:40 pm. There are still seats in the choir section. 

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