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Get Involved In Music

Get involved in music at St. John's! We have opportunities for adults, youth, and children. Click one below to learn more.


Music for Adults

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a part of the congregation which has been given special music-making and musical worship leading responsibilities.

Bells of St. John's

This devoted group of advanced handbell ringers rehearses on Tuesday evenings and performs in worship on an occasional basis.

Kingdom Singers

A subset of the Chancel Choir, the Kingdom Singers (tenor and bass ensemble) perform in worship several times each year.

Joy Singers

The Joy Singers are a group of older musicians who enjoy singing music in a gospel style.  Directed by Douglas Arrington, they rehearse on Monday mornings and sing occasionally in worship and for community functions.

Abide Praise Band

The Abide Band performs each week in the 9:30am contemporary service.  Led by Gil Flores, the praise band rehearses on Thursday evenings.

Sweet Assurance

A small, select group of women’s voices, Sweet Assurance performs in worship several times each year, and are directed by Carolyn Good.

Music For Youth

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Sonrise Youth Choir

Our Sonrise Youth Choir meets weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3PM (just before Solid Ground Youth Group at 4PM!). This choir welcomes all youth who enjoy singing and occasionally playing other group instruments. It is led by our Music Director Matt Greer. Questions? Click here to send a message to Matt.


Music For Kids

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NewSound Choir

Kids can learn that singing is both fun and an act of worship while making some great friends! We are a Pre-K to 5th grade choir who sings in a variety of services at St. John's United Methodist Church, Albuquerque. Singers develop foundational singing skills through age-appropriate choral selections and engaging activities. Children will grow as musicians by learning about head voice singing, breathing fundamentals, and listening and ensemble skills. Literacy is nurtured through solfege, ear training, and music reading. Auditions are not required.


NewSound Choir is an advocate of equality for people of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, mental and physical ability, class, and serve as worship leaders steering the United Methodist church into the future of acceptance and inclusivity.


Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 5:30pm in the choir room. 

Questions? Click here to send a message to Therese.

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