music at st. john’s
A tradition of beauty
St. John’s is widely known for its zealous tradition of plainsong and great Anglican hymnody. Depending on the liturgical season and occasion, a variety of mass settings are sung in English or Latin: Merbecke’s Missa Simplicior, Willan’s Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena, MASS XVII for Advent & Lent, MASS X Alme Pater for Lady Days, Requiem mass in Latin and English for All Soul’s and Remembrance Sunday. In addition, the Parish Choir is continually adding polyphonic masses, motets and anthems to its growing repertoire.
Weekly rehearsals for the Parish Choir are held on Thursday evenings at 7.00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 9.00 am. Membership in the Parish Choir is by audition or invitation.
Director of Music
Troy Lamoureux AVCM, BEd, BMus.
Troy is a former Anglican who became a Catholic in the summer of 2005 after being instructed in the faith by the Fathers of the Toronto Oratory. The majority of his career was spent in Edmonton where in addition to his constant involvement in church music, he was the Artistic Director of the community choral programme Cantemus Canada and Principal Conductor of the orchestra Ludemus — Classical Garage Band. In 2010 Troy received the Excellence in Catholic Teaching Award from the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association for his teaching in Catholic Schools. Previous to his becoming the Director of Music at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Programme Director of the Holy House of Our Lady & St. John, he was the Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at J.H. Picard Catholic School in Edmonton. The Lamoureux family resides in Airdrie and is delighted to attend St. John the Evangelist.