Rehearsals are Wednesdays, September through late May from 7:15-8:45 p.m. This ensemble is for adults of all ages. We share an anthem each week in worship during the 10:30 a.m. service. The first Sunday of each month, we sing during the 8:00 a.m. service. We also share in the Christmas Cantata in December with the other ensembles.
Rehearsals are Thursdays, September through the first week in May from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This ensemble is open to persons of all ages who have some music reading skills. We play during worship at both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services 5 times during the choir season.
SENIOR HIGH CHOIR
Rehearsals are Sundays, September through the first week in May directly following the 10:30 a.m. service for about thirty-five minutes, for all youth in seventh through twelfth grades. We sing usually the first Sunday of each month during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, join in the Christmas Cantata with the Senior Choir in December, and sing during the evening service on Good Friday. We often sing more contemporary selections.
WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
The world percussion ensemble is made up of multi-generational musicians who play a variety of hand drumming instruments, shakers, rhythm sticks and cabasas. The drums played are from Africa, South America and the Middle East. The World Percussion Ensemble has provided music ministry opportunities for those who do not feel confortable singing or reading music. The ensemble will accompany a hymn once per month during the 10:30am church service. Join us for worship and experience the unique rhythmic music performed by the World Percussion Ensemble.
ANNIE GAUL CONCERT SERIES
The Annie M. Gaul Concert Series of St. John’s (Hain’s) was established as an outreach ministry of the church to enrich the cultural life of Berks County. It is supported entirely by individual and corporate contributions and free-will offerings. Everyone is invited to attend the following concerts:
December 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm The Hanging of the Greens Service
January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm Basic’ly Brass & Dr. David McConnell, organ
February 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm Kristin Showalter Smith, flute
March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm Eliezer Gutman, violin
April 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm Dr. George Kershner, piano; Dr. Neil Hoffman, clarinet; Dr. Robert Thomas, violin; Ms. Janifer Dixon, cello
Rehearsals are Wednesdays, September through the first week in May from 5:45-6:20 p.m. – For all youth in kindergarten through sixth grades. We sing in church usually the second Sunday of each month during the 10:30 a.m. service, join in the Christmas Cantata with the Senior Choir in December, and sing during the evening service on Good Friday.