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574 S. Sheldon Road
Plymouth, Michigan, 48170

Phone: 734-453-0190
Fax: 734-453-1504
pikegami@stjohnsplymouth.org

Music

Those who sing pray twice.

- St. Augustine (5th cent Bishop from North Africa)

 

In no less than 254 times do we find biblical references encouraging the faithful to make music. From the time of earliest records of civilization, music has been a central component of a community’s ability to make meaning, express its deepest held convictions, celebrate and mourn life events and create cathartic and expansive experiences bringing together individuals into a united expression of the whole. The church is one of many venues where music has found its place as a central element of expression and component for building community.

 

The ethos and definition of what is now considered “church” or “religious” music has expanded over the past century moving beyond a formerly limited canon of classical Western European hymnody. At St. John’s we have embraced an increasingly expansive expression of music believing that both “ancient” and “modern” music can inspire, assist and ignite our passion in the context of worship. Music for us forms a vibrant expression and invitation to worship God and to experience a wide-range of what has been called the most universal language.

 

Whether we are singing from our 1982 Episcopal Hymnal, clapping and stomping to a call-and-response gospel song, chanting the psalms in the ancient monastic practice, or singing a secular/contemporary piece with new contextual meaning, all is done with the belief that in fact when a congregation “sings” it does indeed pray twice.

 


 

St. John's Music Ensembles

 

SJP CHOIR

Adult & Senior High Youth


Rehearsals:
Sundays at 9:00am and 11:15am in the Choir Room

 

Sing in Worship: Each Sunday from September 10 - June 3

 

SJP Festival Choir: Throughout the year, there are opportunities for anyone to join the choir just for the day! Stay tuned for the next Festival Choir Sunday. All are welcome!

 

 

SJP HOUSEBAND

Adult & Senior High Youth

 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in the Sanctuary

 

Rehearsal Dates: Sept. 20 & 27, Oct. 4 & 11, Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Dec. 6

 

Playing in Worship: Oct. 15, Nov. 26, Dec. 10

 

 

SJP HANDBELLS

Adult & Senior High Youth

 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30pm in the Bell Annex

 

Rehearsal Dates: Sept. 20 & 27, Oct. 4 & 11, Nov. 22 & 29

 

Playing in Worship: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3

 

 

SJP JOYFUL NOISE YOUTH CHOIR

Youth Kindergarten - 8th Grade


Youth Music Sessions: Sundays at 11:15am in the Music Annex (beginning Sept. 17)

 

Performance Dates:  Oct 29 ~ Pipes Spooktacular

                                    Nov 5 ~  Feast of All Saints

                                    TBD ~    Advent/Christmas Pageant

 

Contact person for Joyful Noise Choir: Jacob Carroll, SJP Music Scholar

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SJP MUSIC DEPT.

Contact Liza Calisesi Maidens, Director of Music/Organist

 

 

 

SJP LENTEN SPECIAL MUSIC

In addition to the weekly gifts that the members of St. John’s and the Music Ministry so generously offer, we are pleased to welcome these guest musicians to our sacred space during Lent. Come and See.

 


 

Notes from Liza Calisesi Maidens, Director of Music

January 2017 : Music Scholar Program at St. John's

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SJP's 2016 Annual Report

 

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The Lectionary Page

A Liturgical Calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the lessons for Sundays and major Holy Days. From the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL)

 


 



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