Artist Series & Concerts

St. John’s Artist Series- 2019-2020 – Our 32nd Season

 

 

Our St. John’s Artist Series features special long-form musical presentations, generally on a Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm every few months during the October to May time period.  This includes special vocal or instrumental performances by guest musicians or featuring our own choir and organist.  We occasionally feature concerts outside the Artist Series schedule by groups such as touring college choirs.  Here is our current schedule of special concerts and the Artist Series concerts:

 

Artist Series  2019-2020

 

Upcoming Concerts

 

John Deahl, Organ – Sunday, October 20, 4:00 pm

Solo Organ Concert featuring music by Rheinberger, Bach, and others.  Deahl received a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in organ performance and choral conducting from The University of Kansas.  He is currently the organist and pianist at First Baptist Church in Topeka.

 

Ensemble Nobiles – Sunday, October 27, 4:00 pm

Male Vocal Ensemble from Leipzig, Germany

 

Christmas Concert – Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm

North Penn High School Chamber Singers

St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends

 

Richard Spotts, Organ – Sunday, February 9, 4:00 pm

Excerpts from L’Orgue Mystique by Charles Tournemire

Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

 

Alan Morrison, Organ – Sunday, March 22, 4:00 pm

Head of the Organ Department, Curtis Institute of Music

 

Spring Concert – Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends

 

Special Concerts at St. John’s 2019 

Check back for any scheduled Special Concerts at St. John’s

 

 

 

PATRONS OF ST. JOHN’S ARTIST SERIES 2019-2020

 

Benefactor  Lynne Bartholomew, Sandy & Scott Brown, A. Friend,  Ken & Bonnie Hales, Steve & Sally Jarinko, Anne & Eric Kinsey,  Dan & Lillian Panachyda

 

Sponsor  Marie Bertolette Carota, Jean & Bob Fehnel, Clifford J.  Kneipp, Marcia Tracy, Joe & Carol Voicheck

 

Donor  Barb & Don Fretz, Don & Nicole Groff, Ruth Moyer

 

Friend  Rosa Giletti in memory of Greg Giletti, Mary Lynn Snyder

 

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 Our St. John’s Schultz Memorial Organ, Refurbished & Rededicated in 2017 

 

One of the great concerts in our Artist Series was the dedication concert that featured the exciting new sounds of St. John’s pipe organ held Nov. 5, 2017.  Nathan Laube, Asst. Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, was the concert organist for the dedication of the Schultz Memorial Organ.  Also attending were guests from the Reuter Organ Company, who renovated the organ, and members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Click to read article about the organ in The Reporter 10-27-2017   

 

PBS station KTCU in Topeka, KS. produced a documentary segment about the Reuter Organ Co. & the restoration of the St. John’s organ.  This segment begins at 10:45 into the video. Click here for KTWU PBS Documentary Sunflower Journeys