MUSIC AT ST. JOHN'S
In addition to Sunday services, St. John's Church offers a number of music events throughout the summer, featuring both local and visiting artists. For more information on music at St. John's, please see below.
ABOUT THE ORGANIST
Dan Moriarity serves St. John's Church as the organist for the summer season. During the off-season, Dan serves at the Organist and Director of Choral Music for Groton School in Groton, MA. Dan graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with an Artist's Diploma in organ performance and from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. Dan and his wife, Christina, have two children and enjoy spending time on the island during the summer season.
ABOUT THE ORGAN
The W. Richard Bingham Memorial Organ Is a an Opus 42 Organ built by Bigelow & Co. Organ Builders (American Fork, Utah). The organ is comprise of both new and original parts. The organ is comprised of two manuals, ten voices, and twelve ranks.
St. John’s Church is immensely grateful to all those who contributed to the restoration project: the many donors whose support made this a reality, especially the family of W. Richard Bingham after whom this instrument is named, and the counsel and expertise of Jonathan Ambrosino and Brent Erstad who shepherded us through the process. The W. Richard Bingham Memorial Organ was featured in the October 2018 issue of The Diapason. Copies of the article are available for viewing at the church.
MUSIC EVENTS AT ST. JOHN'S
St. John's Church hosts a number of music events throughout the summer season. Past evens have included concerts by local and visiting artists, organ concerts, silent and contemporary films with musical accompaniment, all culminating with the annual visit of the Groton Choir in late August.
Please join us for our first virtual concert of the summer, Service of Readings and Music to Celebrate the Nation. In this time of challenge and trial, we will offer this service (via our church YouTube channel) to honor the enduring foundations of freedom and justice which give us hope and promise for the future. This service will premiere on Saturday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m.