Music played before and after the services on the Cathedral’s magnificent pipe organ is chosen for spiritual reflection, or as accents for special holidays. For Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Lent, the organ music reflects the tone of the occasion, often involving re-creations of very old organ music as new, refreshing updated settings.
Canon for Music Timothy Tuller is a native of Elmira, New York, is a summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College. Since January 2007, he has served as Canon for Music here at St. John’s Cathedral. Tim earned his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received the valedictory prize. Previously the Music Associate at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, Tim has more than sixteen years of freelance service-playing experience in several Christian denominations. His principal organ teachers include Richard L. Shae, J. William Greene, Allison Evans-Henry, and Todd Wilson.
For a preview of this Sunday’s music, click here.
An excerpt from a recital by Timothy Tuller:
Choir of St. John’s Cathedral
Consisting of 40 singers, the Choir at St. John’s is an integral part of the worship experience, singing every Sunday in the regular services, and also for Carol Services, Evensongs as well as Holy Day services. The Cathedral Choir is comprised of auditioned singers, many of whom are also accomplished instrumentalists. Adding to the Cathedral music department are principals from the Jacksonville Symphony, along with other professional players in the area. Experienced singers may arrange an audition appointment (904) 632-9104, ext.14.
The Choir of St. John’s was honored during the summer of 2010 to serve as choir-in-residence at Ely Cathedral in England.
Archived music recordings
Click here to access the Music Recordings Archive from St. John’s Cathedral.
St. John’s Cathedral Choristers – Children’s Choir
The St. John’s Cathedral Choristers is a children’s choir, open to all 3rd through 12th graders. The curriculum follows the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program of worship. This program guides students to become worship leaders through techniques, theory, Anglican tradition and fellowship. The Choristers meet each Wednesday evening from 5:45-6:30 p.m. They sing several Sundays per month and on selected special services throughout the year. The group attends several outings each semester to enrich their experience and to enjoy their musical family.