St. John’s has two distinct choirs and musical ensembles. Our “All-School” choir is our broadest and biggest vocal group ranging in students from 1st through 8th grade. This group primarily sings during school liturgies, school concerts and special events.
The “St. John’s Singers” is an audition-only group available for students in grades 4-8. They are the ‘varsity team’ of our performing arts sector. They delve deeper into their knowledge of music and their singing abilities - focusing on difficult literatures and singing harmony.
A fluid ensemble based on the talents of the individual members, perform at nursing homes, hospitals and other service related events; the group draws upon both their vocal and instrumental abilities to create unique
presentation for both the school and community.
Mr. Lawrence Rizutto, our Director of Music, is a talented musician who plays several instruments himself. He offers after-school private and group lessons on brass, woodwind, percussion and string instruments - as well as piano and voice, for an additional fee, to our students.
All students receive music instruction as part of our regular curriculum programming that spans a broad spectrum, including composition, methods, and performance techniques. Music history and composers are also explored, from the classical greats to today's performers. Students have many opportunities to work with various instruments and experience varying vocal techniques, as well.