Artist Series & Concerts

St. John’s Artist Series – 2021-2022 – Our 34rd Season

Presented by Andrew Paulson, St. John’s Minister of Music

Welcome to the 34th season of the St. John’s Artist Series! Our hope is to have all events occur in-person, but that is subject to change. The original plan was to begin the season with a rousing
hymn festival, but that will not be possible given current circumstances. So, the season will begin a bit later than usual, in November, with the hopes of the annual Christmas choral concert occurring in December. Thank you for your support as we safely return to live concerts and events!  PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY EVENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS COVID-RELATED CHANGES HAPPEN.  Please check back here, plus our publications, for the latest information as the dates get closer.

 

October 17, 2021, 4pm – The Way of Jesus: His Mission in Word and Song: A Hymn Festival  –  POSTPONED, DATE TBD

 

November 14, 2021, 4pm – Jocelyn Crosby, flute & Doug Wimer, piano

 

December 12, 2021, 4pm – Christmas Concert

 

March 27, 2022, 4pm – Andrew Paulson, piano, and John Pennington, vibraphone

 

April 10, 2022, 4pm – Spring Concert – St. John’s Chancel Choir & friends

 

Your donations make wonderful music occur, even in such difficult times.  If you are able, please consider becoming a patron at any of the following levels.  Thank you for your support! ___Benefactor ($200+) ___Sponsor ($100-199) ___Donor ($50-99) ___Friend ($25-49)

 

You can still watch all 3 of the concerts from the 2020-2021 Artist Series season on our YouTube page.  To go to our YouTube page, click on this link:  St. John’s UCC Lansdale PA – YouTube

 

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.

 

Upcoming:  Details of future online concerts will be listed here when the information is available.

 

During our concert season, our virtual concerts premiere on YouTube and on our St. John’s UCC public Facebook page.

 

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

This takes you to our Facebook page.  Find the image for the concert.  Once there, at the start time of the concert, you will see it start in the posts on the Facebook page.  

 

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 2021-2022

 

Benefactor:  Lynne Bartholomew, David Furniss, Bonnie and Ken Hales, Leroy and Linda Horst, Bill and Judy Leslie, Dan & Lillian Panachyda

 

Sponsor  Jean Fehnel, Ruth Moyer

 

Donor Nicole and Don Groff, John and Susan Hendricks 

 

Friend

 

The following were Patrons of the 2020-2021 St. John’s Artist Series.  Please consider renewing as a Patron for the 2021-2022 season if you haven’t done so yet!

Benefactor:  A Friend, Lynn Bartholomew, Sandy and Scott Brown, Grace and Mark Bruen, Dennis and Ruth Ellman, Suzanne and Don Franks, David Furniss, Ken and Bonnie Hales, Leroy and Linda Horst, Phil and Wendy Hunt, Sally & Steve Jarinko, Anne and Eric Kinsey, Bill and Judy Leslie, Mark and Karen Methlie, Rick and Wendy O’Connor, Dan & Lillian Panachyda

Sponsor:  Lorene Ahrens, Sally and Don Atkiss, Sue and Bob Bertolette, Marie Carota, Bob & Jean Fehnel, Amy and Andy Faga, Debby & Steve Hendricks, Marilyn and Lynn Hurley, Kim and Garen Paulson, Marcia Stacy, Robert and Sandra Taylor, Scott and Liz Vanderburg

Donor:  Don and Nicole Groff, Susan & John Hendricks, Ruth Kinsey, Mary Lynne and Ray Snyder

Friend:  Ruth Moyer, Pricilla Ponist

 

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!