office@stjohnsbr.org      225-766-4594     230 Renee' Drive

Music Ministry

Ensembles

All of our ensembles operate on a volunteer basis only. We strive to make each gathering of these groups a loving and supportive experience for every musician.

We encourage any visitor or member to become involved in our music program regardless of musical experience or abilities. You can contribute to our rehearsals and services just by your presence!

Those who are unable to offer their talents on a regular basis are invited to contribute whenever they can.

For those who wish to offer their abilities in a non-musical way, please contact the music director. Help is always welcomed!

Chancel Choir

An all singing ensemble that includes adults and young adults. The musical styles of this group include a variety of genres including: traditional high church, gospel, spiritual, folk, 20th century English and contemporary choral repertoire. Chancel choir provides music for the regular 11 a.m. worship service.

Rehearsals are in the choir room, Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Alleluia Ringers

A handbell choir that consists of intermediate to advanced ringers. All age groups are included in this ensemble provided they are confidant players. The musical repertoire for this group includes a wide range of genres including many arrangements of popular hymns, contemporary Christian music, and folk tunes. Alleluia Ringers perform at both 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services every few weeks.

Rehearsals are in the sanctuary, Sundays, 6-7 p.m.

Alpha Bells

The second of our two bell choirs at St. John’s, Alpha Bells, is meant for beginners or new comers to bells. This ensemble, consists of adults and young adults who are interested in learning to play handbells, but are not comfortable yet with their musical skills. The repertoire for this group is easy and usually familiar with the purpose of rehearsals being to educate players. Alpha Bells is an ideal ensemble for those who wish to learn to read music. It is led by Daphne Grady, and performs on an infrequent basis.

Rehearsals are in the sanctuary, Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Children’s Choir

This group consists of ages 5-11 and its purpose is to train and build up musicianship in our young members. Children meet once a week for thirty minutes and are taught rhythm and notes, experiment with different instruments, and learn a variety of songs and beginner choral pieces. Children’s choir is an opportunity for our young members to discover their musical and worship interests while having fun and learning!

Praise Team

A small ensemble that leads the worship and music for the 8:30 a.m. services. The group meets at 7:45 a.m. to rehearse the music for that Sunday. The music is typically more contemporary and lends itself to a popular style of singing. Singers of various ages are encouraged to participate in this group provided they are comfortable learning music at a fast pace.


  Be Welcomed. Be Loved.

We are a Christian community called to share our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 Contact Us
St. John's United Methodist Church

(Note New Mailing Address)
230 Renee' Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

  Phone : 225-766-4594
  Email : office@stjohnsbr.org
  Office hours : Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Prayer Requests : prayers@stjohnsbr.org