If you ask people what keeps them coming to St. John’s, nine times out of ten the response is: “The worship, the music, the sincerity of the worship”. “It’s real. It’s authentic. The people really pray and sing together!”. When we gather here to worship God, people really show up, bringing their entire selves, souls, and bodies, to be enveloped by God’s presence. We invite you to join us in receiving the love that God is sharing with us and through us.
Music is an integral and essential part of worship at St. John’s. Our music program is known for its excellent quality and distinctive style. Our volunteer choir leads the congregation in a wide range of music, from traditional Anglican and Episcopal hymns to medieval chant and Renaissance motets to American folk music and spirituals.
Praying Compline with Endersnight
Every third Sunday evening of the month, we pray the ancient liturgy of Compline with Endersnight, a chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exciting and moving performances of great music of the medieval and Renaissance eras.
Taking its name from the 15th-century century English carol “This Enders Night,” Endersnight is an a cappella vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of sacred polyphonic choral repertoire of the 14th-16th centuries. Members of the choir are veterans of the leading professional choral groups of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Chanticleer, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, American Bach Soloists, Clerestory, Volti and the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, among others. They come together out of camaraderie, a passion for early choral music and a shared appreciation for liturgical tradition. Though professional musicians, the singers of Endersnight have volunteered to take part in the birth of Night Music at St. John’s.
Endersnight leads Compline every third Sunday of the month at 8:30 PM.