sings, prays twice.” St. Augustine of Hippo
Choral, cantorial and instrumental music serve vital
roles in our liturgies to one end: to inspire, support and lead the singing
of the gathered assembly.
The Parish of St. John
the Evangelist and St. Joseph's organ
Our church boasts one of the finest pipe organs in the Capital District.
Erected in 1890, refurbished and expanded in 1975, and provided with a state
of the art digital console in 2007, it takes maximum advantage of the marvelous
acoustics of our basilican space, with magnificent musical results.
Cantors help lead singing at both masses. Parish and guest instrumentalists
have played, including flautists, guitarists, and trumpeters. An adult choir
sings at the Sunday morning mass; children’s choirs have sung seasonally
on major solemnities, feasts and memorials.
New participants are always welcome. For more
information, please contact Edee Silva, Liturgical Musician at 465-0482