Chancel Choir and Music Ministry

O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
(Psalm 98)

Singing and making music is a very important part of our worship. Do you
have a musical talent to offer? Come join us!

Wednesday Rehearsal 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Sunday Rehearsal 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

The Chancel Choir is a group of dedicated singers who lead the worship in
hymns, liturgy, and anthems for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. Their
music reflects a wide range of choral music, ancient to modern: chant,
traditional choral music, contemporary, spirituals, etc.

We are always on the lookout for new members! Please contact Janis
, our Music Director, if you are interested.

Requirements are simple:

  • An ability to sing a tune, match pitch, keep a steady beat
  • An ability to read music or a willingness to learn (we will gladly teach you!)
  • A love for learning all kinds of sacred music
  • A commitment to weekly rehearsals and being on time

Choral Scholars

About Our Music Director:

Janis Johnson has served as our Organist and Choir Director since  December 2010. She holds both the Service Playing Certificate and Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. Previous to coming to St. Barnabas she served for many years as Organist/Choir Director at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Morro Bay; Organist at St. John’s Lutheran in Arroyo Grande; Organist at Mt. Carmel Lutheran in San Luis Obispo. She is the accompanist for Canzona, a women’s chamber choir ensemble based in San Luis Obispo. Over the years she has served as an accompanist for Pacific Repertory Opera, Cal Poly choirs, Cuesta choirs, and many instrumentalists. She also maintains a private piano studio of about 30 students in Morro Bay.