Imagine a place where children of all walks of life can come together, experience nurturing support and acceptance, learn teamwork, gain discipline, and be transformed into exceptional young musicians. This is a place where young people learn to sing, to listen, and to be a part of something greater than the individual. It is a place where children are encouraged to think and express, to embrace their innate dignity, experience beauty of holiness and the majesty of tradition, and to encounter the Divine.
We are so pleased to announce that many in our midst have helped to make that place a reality, and it is coming to life this Fall. St. John’s is embarking on an exciting new chapter in the life of our community – the opportunity to directly serve our neighborhood of West Adams, and to offer the spiritual and musical inheritance of our Anglican tradition through the Cathedral Choral Academy. Through the generosity of our Cathedral Arts donors, this is a fully-funded (free to all participants) choral music education program for boys and girls, ages 7-13. We are proud to announce that no family will be asked to pay any money for their children to have access to high-quality music education. The choirs will begin rehearsing on Thursday, September 5, and now is the time to get involved!
Click here to see our new dedicated music links on the St. John’s website. You will find information about the Choral Academy. Simply fill out the online information form, and Director Stephen Salts will contact you to schedule a meeting. Over the next week we will be adding new pages to the website detailing all of the musical riches we have been blessed with at St. John's.
We need you! Please help us share the news of this incredible opportunity for all children. Use the linked materials above to share with family and neighbors, or on social media. Space is limited, and the opportunity is great. We thank you for the inspired generosity that is making this beautiful vision a reality.
Dr. Christopher G. Gravis
Canon for Music Ministry & Cathedral Arts