Our Music 

Seeking Music Director/Organist

Our Music

St. John’s strives for a liturgical style that simultaneously presents the beauty and mystery of the Anglican tradition while welcoming and incorporating a wide range of musical expressions, whether that be a Tallis hymn, a Rutter anthem, or Gospel music. We constantly seek new ways to incorporate people of all ages and musical abilities in the liturgy. 

St. John's is fortunate to have in its congregation many who have multiple musical talents. From stringed instruments, to brass, to woodwinds, to guitar, even harp, these friends are always happy to provide special music or anthem accompaniment at various time throughout the liturgical year.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a volunteer choir of 12-16 adults from varied backgrounds, some with previous choir experience, some first-time singers who learn to love it. The choir meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and prior to Sunday 10:15 Eucharist for rehearsals. All find that choir membership is an excellent way to serve the weekly worship needs of the parish, expand their view into the music of the church, and to gain meaningful fellowship with other parishioners and each other.

In addition to the regular services throughout the year, the choir provides the musical foundation for the services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and often a Festival Eucharist service on New Year's Eve. 


St. John's is proud to have two pipe organs in the building. The larger one is a 3-manual, 41-rank Schantz pipe organ installed in 1988, speaking from the front of the building, directly behind the choir seating. It is a well-rounded instrument, amply recreating the music from many centuries and often supporting large diocesan events.  


The smaller pipe organ is a 7-rank Reuter pipe organ at the rear of the lovely chapel adjacent to the sanctuary. It is completely unenclosed and visible and provides just the right accompaniment for services of 50 people or less. This instrument was installed in 1998 by St. John's parishioners, supervised by Cascarelli & Associates and is a gift from one family.

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue

Royal Oak, MI 48067
Telephone: (248) 546-1255

Office Hours :Monday - Friday 10 -4

On the Woodward FAST Bus Route  

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