The Choir at St. John the Baptist Norway, under the direction of our Music Director, Cara Halpin, is a dynamic group of dedicated parish members, as well as a few professional singers. We participate in joyous weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7pm – 9 pm. The choir sings at our 10:30 Eucharist Service on Sunday mornings, meeting at 10am to warm-up and rehearse. The choir’s repertoire includes a variety of musical styles, and we lead the congregation in hymns, psalms, contemporary offertory music, as well as anthems during communion. To sign up for the choir, please e-mail us or call the office.
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.
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.