Choir

The Music Ministry at St. John’s hopes to resume Choir rehearsals as soon as we are able, combining both parish members, professional leads and interested volunteers from the community. Weekly rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings, with the choir singing at our 10:30 Eucharist Service on Sunday mornings, meeting at 9:30 to warm-up and rehearse. The choir’s repertoire includes a variety of musical and cultural styles, while maintaining the best of the Anglican liturgical music, as well as many new contemporary selections suitable for family services.

In the interim, St. John’s is excited to start a new “Choir” using Hand Chimes and Handbells. Weekly rehearsals will begin September 23rd, 2021 on Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM. The Hand Chime Choir will be included at liturgical significant services throughout the year.  To sign up for handbell choir, please e-mail us or call the office.

Instruments

The organ in St. John’s Norway is a two-manual tracker-action organ made in 1896 by George S. Hutchings of Boston, MA. In 1979, it was refurbished and installed in Christ Lutheran Church in Winnipeg, MB.  Upon the closure of the congregation in 2014, the organ was given along with the cost of dismantling to St. John’s where it was installed by Allan T. Jackson & Co. in 2018. The organ has 18 stops, with the Swell under expression.

New Organ

The church is also fortunate to have a beautiful 7’ Baldwin Model F Grand Piano which was donated to the church in 2020. This instrument has an ebony stain matte black finish with ivory keys and Steinway Renner action, with a lovely rich tone.

 For more information, please contact Cara Halpin, Director of Music, at music@stjohnsnorway.com, or call the church office at 416-691-4560.