Artist Series

St. John’s Artist Series- 2018-2019 31st Season:  

Our first concert of the season was held on Sunday, October 7th – David Furniss, Organist, presented a concert of varied Mexican Organ Music to benefit the Oaxaca Learning Center in Mexico.  Photos from the concert:

  

Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm – Joshua Stafford, Organist – Winner of the 2016 Longwood Organ Competition.

Joshua Stafford is the Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, where he conducts multiple choirs. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010 as a student of Alan Morrison and a Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music in 2012 as a student of Thomas Murray and Jeffrey Brillhart. In demand as a recitalist and improviser, Joshua has performed at many notable venues on the east coast and has been featured on NPR’s Pipedreams and WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour

Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm – Christmas Concert, with the North Penn High School Chamber Singers & St. John’s Chancel Choir & Friends

St. John’s Artist Series – Upcoming in 2019

February 10, 4:00 pm – The R5 Horn Club, Chester County Choral Society Chamber Ensemble, Gary Garletts, Director

March 10, 4:00 pm – Explore the Psalms – St. John’s Choral Ensemble,                     David Furniss, Organist – Fund Raiser for St. John’s Good Samaritan Fund

March 31, 4:00 pm -Levente Kuzma, Organist, Professor of Organ, University of Szeged, Hungary

April 28, 4:00 pm – Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends, Chancel Choir from Trinity Lutheran Chancel Church, Perkasie                   Brian Ming Chu, Baritone, Kevin Freaney, Organist

 

Additional Concert (Not Part of the Artist Series): 

Note:Special Concert at St. John’s on Sunday, October 14th at 7:00 pm! Music for Manna Benefit Concert – The North Pennsmen & The Liberty Belles! See Below:

Patrons of St. John’s Artist Series ~ 2018-2019: 

Benefactor – Lorene Ahrens, Lynne Bartholomew, Sandy & Scott Brown, Den & Ruth Ellman, A Friend, David Furniss,  Ken & Bonnie Hales, Leroy & Linda Hurst, Anne & Eric Kinsey, Bill & Judy Leslie, Dan & Lillian Panachyda

Sponsor – Sue & Bob Bertolette, Dennis & Betty Canfield, Marie B. Carota, Cliff Kneipp

Donor – Marie Boulton

Friend – Joe Feher, Mary Lou Lutter, Ruth Moyer

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).

About The Schultz Memorial Organ:  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