St. John’s Church is blessed with a small but dynamic music ministry led by Robert L. Copeland, organist and choirmaster since 1983.
The Choir, a small group of dedicated and hard-working volunteers, enriches worship at the 11:00 a.m. service from September through May. The Choir’s performance at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve makes this service an especially moving nativity celebration.
Choir practice is held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Parish Hall. All are welcome and encouraged to join the choir and make a “joyful noise” unto the Lord.
The Adam Stein organ, used to lead congregational singing and accompany the choir, was built in 1905 and restored in 1983.
St. John’s Church also offers a rich and varied music program for special events throughout the year. Guest musicians occasionally perform for holiday and Holy Day worship services and additional guest artists have included the James River Ringers, the Richmond Sacred Harp Singers, the Greater Richmond Children's Choir and the Virginia Girls' Choir.