Artist Series & Concerts

St. John’s Artist Series – 2020-2021 – Our 33rd Season

 

Our 33rd St. John’s Artist Series season begins as an online concert on October 25, 2020.  Watch here for details of upcoming concerts in the Artist Series.  Our series schedule is arranged by our Minister of Music, Andrew Paulson.  You can read more about Andrew on our Staff page.  Click on this link to go to our Staff page.

 

October 25, 2020 – 4:00 pm on St. John’s Public Facebook Page

“Do Not Fear, I Am With You – Music of Hope and Assurance”

Andrew Paulson, organ and piano

 

December 13, 2020 – 4:00 pm on St. John’s Public Facebook Page

“Savior of the Nations, Come – An Advent/Christmas Hymn Festival”

Musical Arrangements by Michael Burkhardt with readings from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Featuring St. John’s Music Ensembles in a Virtual Setting

 

Details of future concerts in 2021 will be listed here when the information is available.

 

To Access our St. John’s UCC Public Facebook Page: 

Note:  You must be signed up on Facebook to access anything on any Facebook page.  You will need to register with Facebook first (if you are already not on Facebook) to see this concert.

 

Once you are signed into Facebook, search this address: https://www.facebook.com/MyStJohnsUCC/

 

This takes you to our Facebook page.  Once there, at the start time of the concert, you will see a “Watch Party” pop up in the posts on the Facebook page.  Just click on the Watch party icon to join the concert, turn up your sound and enjoy!

 

General Information about the Artist Series (When held in person; temporarily online only):  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.  

 

 

PATRONS OF ST. JOHN’S ARTIST SERIES 2020-2021

 

Benefactor

Lynn Bartholomew, Sandy and Scott Brown, Leroy and Linda Horst, Anne and Eric Kinsey, Bill and Judy Leslie, Dan & Lillian Panachyda

 

Sponsor

Marie Carota, Bob & Jean Fehnel, Debby & Steve Hendricks

 

Donor

Susan & John Hendricks

 

Friend

 

 

Please consider becoming a Patron of St. John’s Artist Series. Contact Andrew Paulson, our 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

 

Our 32nd season concluded abruptly with the temporary closure of all public events starting March 13, 2020.  This was also the final Artist Series season for the founder and director of this series for all 32 seasons, our former St. John’s Minister of Music, David Furniss.  David retired in July, 2020, and we thank him for 32 seasons of bringing quality music performances to St. John’s!