This past Sunday a host of former choral scholars descended upon St John's to celebrate the Director of Music's birthday.
Applications are sought for 8 choral scholars (SSAATTBB). Scholarships will be from September 2017 to July 2018 and auditions will be in May.
Over 10 weeks after Easter Sunday, the anthems at the 10am morning services will be dedicated to Heroes & Heroines from the Bible.
Gospel is a music genre in Christian music. The creation, performance, significance and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. It is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure and religious or ceremonial purposes. The music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. It can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Most of the churches relied on singing a cappella with hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment.
Last Sunday was the beginning of our special series of St John's Late services exploring some of the influences, driving forces and individuals involved in the Reformation.