Saint John's Seeking Full Time Organist

Position: Organist/Choirmaster for Saint John’s Episcopal Church and Director, Memphis Boy, Girl, and Chamber Choirs

Seeking full time musician to serve as Organist/Choirmaster for Saint John’s Episcopal Church and as Director of the Memphis Boy, Girl, and Chamber Choirs. Responsibilities include choosing repertoire, incl. hymns and anthems for all choirs, serving as organist for Sundays and special services, incl. weddings and funerals, hiring staff singers, instrumentalists, and assistants as needed, actively recruiting new choir members, and partnering with staff and the Memphis BoyChoir Board to create strategic plans, marketing, outreach, and budget for the choirs. Those interested may apply for one or both positions. Apply through the AGO website or contact Stephanie Brown, stephanie [at] stjohnsmemphis [dot] org (901) 323-8597. 

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Dr. Brian Campbell to Serve as Interim Organist and Choirmaster

After three and a half years as Associate Organist at Saint John's, Dr. Brian Campbell will fill the role of interim after the departure of Dr. Geoffrey Harris Ward. Dr. Campbell will lead the church choir and worship music, with the assistance of Dr. Bruce Smedley, a long time choir member. We are glad to have Dr. Campbell in this role as we head into the future!

Brian Campbell received a B.S. in music from William Jewell College in 2000 and  soon after a Master of Music degree in organ from Southwestern Seminary. Dr. Campbell studied organ at the University of Kansas, earning his D.MA in 2009.  During his years of musical training, he studied under Pauline Riddle, Albert Travis, James Higdon, and Michael Bauer. He has also taught courses in organ and music theory. 

Saint John's Chancel Choir

The Saint John's Chancel Choir supports our liturgy with musical leadership for the 10:30 Holy Eucharist every Sunday. The music encompasses everything from eighth century plainsong to sixteenth century motets and modern choral arrangements. We rehearse Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 and Sunday morning before the service.  New members are always welcome! If you would like to add your voice to our choir, please contact our Organist and Choirmaster Dr. Geoffrey Ward at 901-323-8597 x 26, or ghward [at] stjohnsmemphis [dot] org

Saint John's Men's Choir

The Men's Choir is a semi-annual opportunity for the men of Saint John’s to participate in the musical liturgy. The choir leads the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 and the Feast of the Ascension on May 5, 2016. All men are welcome to participate, no experience necessary. 

Guest Musicians

Saint John's regularly welcomes guest musicians during the 10:30 Sunday service. Professional musicians from the choir, the parish, and the community perform high level chamber music on cello, oboe, violin, tuba, saxophone and others, as well as vocal solos. Many of these recordings can be found on Saint John's YouTube page.

Take a moment to hear "The Water is Wide" flute duet by Jeanne Simmons and Charles Lewis in the video below. 


On some Sundays, Dr. Ward plays an interlude on the Steinway, and the result is delightful!

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3245 Central Avenue | Memphis, Tennessee 38111
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