Roanoke VA


Please also see St. John's Music on the Corner series. 

Since 1892, countless musicians and singers have contributed to the rich musical life of this downtown parish. Our church has been served by three pipe organs, 20 Organist/Choirmasters and hundreds of faithful singers. The psalms and hymns are supported and enhanced by

  • the newly restored Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organ Click to see the Parish Restoration booklet (PDF)
  • the St. John’s Choir
  • a children’s music program 
  • two handbell choirs
  • youth and adult musicians during the evening service and on festival days

Parishioners in St. John’s Choir sing hymns and sacred music during Sunday worship and funerals as available. No audition is necessary. From September–May, the choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. During the summer, the choir rehearses at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays for music during the 10:30 a.m. service. E-mail Mr. David Charles Campbell, the Minister of Music, at for more information about St. John's Choir. 

Participants in the Children's and Youth Choirs receive sequenced music instruction, learn about Episcopal liturgy, and regularly sing in worship. Children in grades K-3 rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6:15 until 7:30 as part of the St. John's Kids Club. The St. John's Singers (for grades 4-12) rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 until 4:45. E-mail Mr. Mike Milam at for more information about these ensembles.

Handbell Ringers play on five octaves of White Chapel English Handbells on occasional Sundays. E-mail Mr. David Charles Campbell, the Minister of Music, at for more information about either handbell choir.
  • The Gloria Dei Handbell Ringers rehearse Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. during the program year.
  • The St. Cecilia Handbell Ringers rehearse Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. during the program year.

The Gathering Band plays acoustic music during the Gathering service, mixing traditional and new arrangements of hymns from The Hymnal 1982 with modern Christian music that reflects the Gathering’s ancient-modern style of worship. Email Rev. David Olson at