Welcome from John Sabine
Minister of Music
There are many reasons why children, youth, and adults participate in the music ministry here at Saint John's. A few of these reasons include learning about the faith through singing, building friendships, and a good therapeutic outlet away from the stresses of everyday life. If you are looking for a place to use your musical talents in a close-knit community, then come and check us out!
Saint John's provides a comprehensive ministry for children, youth, and adults to use their gifts of music to offer praise to God. In addition to liturgy, the music ministry sponsors Music at Saint John's - a series of concerts, recitals, and choral Evensongs which include participation of the various choirs of the parish under the direction of Minister of Music Mark King, as well as noted guest artists.
Music Ministries for Children, Youth, and Adults

If you are interested in joining a choir, and for additional information about all aspects of the Music Ministry, please contact Mark King, Minister of Music at 301.733.2560, ext. 108, or
Music has been an important ministry at Saint John's Parish since its beginning in 1785. It is a means of glorifying God in and through worship, in education, in fellowship, and a way of reaching out to the wider community.
The two choirs for boys and girls provide an opportunity for them to develop musically and spiritually with emphasis placed on musical artistry, encouragement to develop self-reliance, as well as leadership and service to the church and to one another. The education in religion, liturgy and music which is learned in choir will last a lifetime.
Opportunities to Participate

Music Making Opportunities for All Ages:

Saint Francis Choir: Grades K-3
Rehearses 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Singing, pitched and non-pitched rhythm instruments, and games

Canterbury Choir: Grades 4-12*
Rehearses 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saint John’s Parish Choir: Grades 9-12 & Adults*
Rehearsals 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Thursday, September 8

*Youth in grades 9-12 have the option of either singing in the Canterbury or Parish Choir. 

For more information or to register for the choirs, contact

John Sabine
Office:  301-733-2560 ext. 108

Music at Saint John's Series

Saint John's Parish sponsors a music series that is a true outreach ministry that draws those who appreciate fine music not only from the parish, but also the entire city and beyond.
Diverse programs have included both local and international musicians including both Saint John's Parish and Canterbury (youth) Choirs, as well as other choral groups, chamber ensembles, organists, pianists, and harpsichordists.