The music ministry at St. John is under the direction of Corey De Tar, Director of Choir, and organist Bart Dahlstrom. The musicians of St. John strive to enhance and enrich the liturgy with hearts and hands and voices. Instrumentalists, singers, and handbell ringers willingly share their gifts in giving glory to God. Our children and youth also participate in the music program for special services and events.

J.W. Walker & Sons, Ltd. and the St. John Pipe Organ

J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd., founded in 1828, trace their origins back to the illustrious sixteenth century organ builder Thomas Dallum, whose exquisite organ case still graces the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Today, after 180 years of exporting organs worldwide, Walker operates from one of the most modern purpose-built organ builders’ workshops in Europe.

Recognition of the firm’s craftsmanship came from the English Royal Family in 1880, when the Prince of Wales ordered the new instrument for their country estate at Sandringham, and later, as Edward VII ordered a larger instrument. Queen Victoria made gifts of Walker Organs. The Royal Appointment was continued by: King George V in 1920; King George VI in 1940; and currently by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Many other worldwide commissions and distinctions throughout their long history have given J. W. Walker & Sons global renown for their quality, durability and attention to detail, truly placing them in the forefront of the minds of discerning musicians.

St. John Choir –
Thursdays, 7:15 - 9:15p.m.

St. John is blessed with many volunteer singers who blend their voices in unique ways. All singers—teens through seniors—are invited to join the choir (no previous experience or audition is necessary). Our repertoire spans the centuries and a variety of quality choral anthem styles are incorporated. Rehearsals are held each Thursday evening from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. in Heritage Hall.  St. John’s choir leads worship at one service each Sunday.

St. John Handbell Choir –
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:45p.m.

When it comes to being in a musical group, handbell choir is the ultimate team sport! Our St. John Ringers make music on three octaves of Schulmerich handbells and Malmark choir chimes. The group is open to all who enjoy praising God through music. We welcome teens through seniors, regardless of musical level. We support all levels of musical ability; there is definitely a place for anyone interested in experiencing the joy of handbell music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. in the Choir Loft. We ring periodically at worship services throughout the church year and on major church festivals.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS begin each class with singing. Youngsters raise their voices and praise God. Their songs are intentionally incorporated into worship services. Their offerings are always filled with spirit and enthusiasm.

The St John Flute Choir is an ensemble of 11 flute musicians who perform on traditional flutes and other instruments int he flute family such as the piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute.  Founded in 2002, the group's mission is to provide an opportunity for adult flutists to continue in their development and enjoyment of music through ensemble playing.  The group is committed to the enhancement of religious worship services.  
St John Lutheran Church supports the choir and the choir provides a regular musical contribution to the worship service and special concerts in the church.  The choir has also performed at worship services for other churches in the area and for community charitable events such as the Relay for Life.  
Rehearsals are at 9:30 on Saturday morning.  Contact Barbara Weiblen, 978-567-8944, if you are interested.  

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