Category Archives: Youth Choir

Attention Young Singers! Christmas Youth Choir Rehearsals Will Begin October 29

Music_Youth Choir LogoOur 17th Annual Christmas Youth Choir sign-up and first rehearsal will take place Sunday, October 29 from 10:50-11:50am. All students in grade 1-8 are invited to participate. High School (grade 9-12) Assistants are also welcome (counts towards confirmation community service credit!) Seven rehearsals will take place on the following dates:

October 29:  10:50-11:50am
November 5:  10:50-11:50am
*November 12:  10:00-11:00am
November 19:  10:50-11:50am
December 3:  10:50-11:50am
December 10:  10:50-11:50am
*December 17:  10:00 – 11:00am

*Note earlier time.

Children will participate in the 5:30pm Family Mass on Christmas Eve. All rehearsals are in St. John’s Chapel. For more information, please email Maria Wardwell (or by telephone at 781-237-2148. )

 

Attention Young Singers! Sunday is the Last Chance to Sign Up!

Music_Youth Choir LogoChildren in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Easter Youth Choir. High School Assistants are welcome. There are 5 rehearsals: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9 at 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Chapel. The children will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Sign up and first rehearsal is March 12, and registration closes March 19. For more information and to register call Maria Wardwell 781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.

Attention Young Actors – Help “Perform” the Passion Play on Palm Sunday!

Passion PlaySeeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00am Family Mass on Palm Sunday, April 9. Attendance at one rehearsal on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00am- 12:00pm is required/mandatory. Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) for information and registration.

Attention Young Singers! Easter Choir Rehearsals Begin March 12!

Music_Youth Choir LogoChildren in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Easter Youth Choir. High School Assistants are welcome. There are 5 rehearsals: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9 at 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Chapel. The children will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Sign up and first rehearsal is March 12, and registration closes March 19. For more information and to register call Maria Wardwell 781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.

From the St. John Parish Music Director…

Christmas ChoirSt. John’s Music during Christmas 2016 was effulgent with its glowing joy. Those of you who were present at our Christmas liturgies knew immediately that this great Feast of the Nativity is remarkable, glorious. A couple of weeks before Christmas a parishioner put fear in my heart as she was so filled with anticipation of being with her family, as well as her church family, and stressed how she just knew the music would exceed her expectations. I thought quietly to myself – it had better!

What is amazing is how it takes so many dedicated individuals to make that “beyond expectation music” happen – to them an avalanche of gratitude should be shown. It’s the children, the teens, the young adults, “young thinking” adults – those who sing, play an instrument, parents who patiently wait for their children attending rehearsals, the children who permit a parent to attend rehearsal, the loving spouse/partner who is temporarily left alone while the other attends rehearsal. Special accolades to Family Mass Music Directors who work diligently as they are outnumbered by the surrounding children, the cantors who do their part at extra Masses.

Christmas 2016 was my twentieth Christmas here at St. John’s. With each passing year the excitement, the beauty of the music reaches a new height. In a huge way that reach for the height, the stars – particularly the bright Star over Bethlehem happens because of you – St. John parishioners – you are the church, you are the church choir. Thank you for your love and support. If at anytime you would like to experience and know what it’s like being part of one of our music groups at St. John’s – know that you will be warmly welcomed. Come, get into the “sing” of things!

Gratefully yours, Laurence Carson

Attention Young Singers! Christmas Youth Choir Rehearsals Will Begin October 30

Music_Youth Choir LogoOur 16th Annual Christmas Youth Choir sign-up and first rehearsal will take place Sunday, October 30th: 10:50-11:50am. All students in grade 1-8 are invited to participate. High School (grade 9-12) Assistants are also welcome (counts towards confirmation community service credit!) Seven rehearsals will take place on the following dates:

October 30:  10:50-11:50am
November 6:  10:50-11:50am
November 13:  10:50-11:50am
November 20:  10:50-11:50am
December 4:  10:50-11:50am
December 11:  10:50-11:50am
*December 18:  10:00 – 11:00am

*Note earlier time.

Children will participate in the Family Mass on Christmas Eve. All rehearsals are in St. John’s Chapel. For more information, please email Maria Wardwell (or by telephone at 781-237-2148. )

 

Help “Perform” the Passion Play on Palm Sunday – Rehearsal Saturday, March 19

Passion PlaySeeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00am Family Mass on Palm Sunday, March 20. Attendance at one rehearsal on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00am- 12:00pm is required/mandatory. Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) for information and registration.

Attention Young Actors – Help “Perform” the Passion Play on Palm Sunday!

Passion PlaySeeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00am Family Mass on Palm Sunday, March 20. Attendance at one rehearsal on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00am- 12:00pm is required/mandatory. Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) for information and registration.

Attention Young Singers – Rehearsals Begin this Sunday, February 28!

Music_Youth Choir LogoChildren in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Easter Youth Choir. High School Assistants are welcome. There are 4 rehearsals: February 28, March 6, 13, and 20 at 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Chapel. Sign up and first rehearsal February 28. The Children will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Registration closes Sunday March 6. For more information and to register call Maria Wardwell 781-237-2148 or Maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.

Attention Young Singers!

Music_Youth Choir LogoChildren in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Easter Youth Choir. High School Assistants are welcome. There are 4 rehearsals: February 28, March 6, 13, and 20 at 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Chapel. Sign up and first rehearsal February 28. The Children will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Registration closes Sunday March 6. For more information and to register call Maria Wardwell 781-237-2148 or Maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.