Artist Series

We invite you to join us for our 30th season in 2017-2018 and to become a Patron of our series – see information below.  The 2017-2018 season of the Artist Series concerts will focus on celebrating the newly renovated Schultz Memorial Organ.

Sunday, April 29, 4 pm – Spring Concert ~ St. John’s Mass by Davis Giersch,  St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends. Davis Giersch will be the guest director when St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends sing his St. John’s Mass on the final Artist Series concert for this season.  Also on the program will be Ivor Davies’ delightful set of pieces, Prayers from the Ark, sung by St. John’s Choral Ensemble.

St. John’s Hosts Tuesday Noon Recitals in May
The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will feature St. John’s Schultz Memorial Organ each Tuesday in May on its Tuesday Noon Recital Series. Vincent Ryan begins the series on May 1, followed by Andrew Heller, David Furniss, Young Shim, and David Christopher on the following weeks.  All recitals are free!

Recent Events:  Our dedication concert featuring the exciting new sounds of St. John’s pipe organ was held Nov. 5, 2017.  Nathan Laube, Assistant Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, was the concert organist for the dedication of the Schultz Memorial Organ.  We welcomed guests from the Reuter Organ Company and Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Click to go to Nathan Laube’s website    Also, Click to read article about the concert in The Reporter newspaper 10-27-2017  Photos from the concert are below:

Also, the PBS affiliate KTCU in Topeka, KS. recently produced a documentary about the Reuter Organ Co. and the restoration of the St. John’s organ – 

Click here for KTWU PBS Documentary Sunflower Journeys

Patrons of St. John’s Artist Series ~ 2017-2018 Benefactor – Lorene Ahrens, Lynne Bartholomew, Sandy & Scott Brown, Mark & Grace Bruen, Den & Ruth Ellman, A Friend, David Furniss, Ken & Bonnie Hales, Leroy & Linda Horst, Anne & Eric Kinsey, Bill & Judy Leslie, Mark & Karen Methlie, Dan & Lillian Panachyda, Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Arlene Studer

Sponsor – Don & Sally Atkiss, Bob & Sue Bertolette, Steve & Debby Hendricks, Scott & Liz Vanderburg

Donor – Marie Boulton, Jean & Bob Fehnel, Don & Barb Fretz, Nicole & Don Groff, Doris Latta, Jean Roshong, Joe & Carol Voicheck

Friend – Kathleen Campbell, Brandi & Ryan Kinsey, Mary Lynne Snyder, Beth Vandewater

Please consider becoming a Patron of St. John’s Artist Series. Contact David Furniss, Minister of Music for details.  You are invited to add your support to this season of celebration by becoming a Patron at any time:  Benefactor  ($200+)  Sponsor  ($100-199)  Donor  ($50-99)  Friend  ($25-49).