Music has a very important place in the life of the Saint John's. Not only does music play an important role in the worship life of the congregation, we see music as an important point of connection with our wider community. See the Concerts section of this website to learn more.
The Parish Choir is the principal choir of the parish and sings every Sunday between September and June at the Choral Service (11AM) and at other special services during the year. This SATB choir features voices that have sung in other presitgious choirs in Hamilton and elsewhere.
The choir is directed by Paul Grimwood, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and a very talented and experienced organist and choral director. Saint John's is very pleased to welcome Paul to the parish for the 2018-2019 season.
The Children's Choir is for children from Junior Kindergaren age and older and sings at the Discovery and Choral Services on an approximate monthly basis.
The choir is presently welcoming new members. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15. Children are welcomed where they are in the musical growth and develop the skills they need. The choir focuses on learning peices for performance to provide an ongoing sense of purpose and accomplishment. We provide a warm, positive, and nurturing enviroment to encourage children's exploration of the choral experience. We emphasize that choral performance is about giving to others through singing for the community. We have a leadership team that is highly qualified both in musical skill and teaching experience. There is no cost to parents for this programme.
If you have any questions, please contact the choir director, Susan McKay, at [email protected].
The Spirit of Rock is the worship band that plays most Sundays at our Discovery Service (9:30AM). The band normally includes keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, drums and a number of vocalists.
Musicians and singers are always welcomed to join the band.
The office remains closed due the the coronavirus pandemic and is opened only by appointment.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO RESUME ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4. SEE THE EVENTS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that our parish is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We are located in the Lower Chedoke Watershed.