HOME: Updated Palm Sunday, April 28

SCHEDULE: Regular rehearsal schedule: 
Thursdays, 7pm in Choir Room, Sun. @ 9:30am in Chancel
No Rehearsal on May 30; we ] sing thru Trinity Sunday, June 16th!

Sound Files & Scores for upcoming anthems:
Our Choir's YouTube channel includes:
Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord, alway!    
Palm Sunday anthems: Mathias and Johnson     
O taste and See by John Goss with 3,000+ views!
Born a Stranger, published 2017 composition written for St. J's Choir! 
Offertory for French horn and organAdoro the devote.
Lenten anthem with flute: The World was Silent.
Balcony Bells playing Abide with Me.
Offertory solo, Give Me Jesus! 
And much more...

Repertoire lists of all choral and instrumental music offered in worship since I began at St. John's Church in 2014. In addition, our musical services usually include 5 hymns and 3 service settings. And here is the Music Program's Annual Report for 2018.


Chancel Choir welcomes and supports musicians of all experience levels, Middle School through Retirement. We offer a variety of a cappella and accompanied anthems every week, ranging from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. We celebrate the rich heritage of Anglican sacred choral literature, European classics, African-American spirituals, and folk hymns from around the world. 

Our Pipe Organ sounds forth weekly in the 10:30 service. The 3-manual, 39-rank Schlicker instrument was installed in 1967, using parts of the 1892 Johnson organ and the 1931 Stevens / Möeller rebuild.

Instrumentalists, student and adult, are invited to share their gifts in our services. Solo, accompanied, or ensemble contributions are encouraged and NYSSMA pieces welcome. 

The Balcony Bells play seasonally in worship. New and experienced ringers are always welcome to join. We have four octaves of Malmark bells, plus new gloves, new stands, and new repertoire. Ringing is a "team sport," and if you can count, you can play a part in this enthusiastic group. Please see Mike Roman or Karen Hindenlang for more information. 

For more information on the services, programs, events, and ministry of our parish, please visit St. John's Episcopal Church, 210 North Street, Ithaca NY 14850 or call [607] 273-6532. Better yet, join us any Sunday morning at 10:30 for Rite II Holy Communion with music (10 am July and August) or a read Rite I Eucharist at 8:00 am. 

Articles of interest 
Millenials and Church by Rachel Held Evans
Why Christians Sing Communally, by Timothy Shaw                                 
Interesting essay on worship: Jesus Doesn't Tweet
Research results on hymnal revision are intriguing
Choral Journal article on the significance of church music
Unspoken, award winning composition by Choir member featured in Ithaca Journal.
Benefits of Choral Singing!  

Karen A. Hindenlang
Director of Music and Organist

PHOTOS by Libby Hedrick and Karen Hindenlang