St. John's Sanctuary Concert Series
2012 – 2013 Season
St. John's Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 17th annual season of the Concert Series. Ten different sacred concerts have been planned for the 2012-2013 season. All events are offered free of charge, but an offering will be received. You are invited and encouraged to attend.
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Pensacola Children’s Choir Concert
Saturday, June 15, 4:00pm and.... JUST ADDED 7pm
The Pensacola Children’s Choir, directed by Allen Pote, will present a concert at St. John’s. This internationally known children’s choir rarely makes a West Coast appearance. You will love to hear them!
In our historic sanctuary located at 185 S. Center St, Orange
No Charge - Free Will Offering • Child Care available
PAST CONCERTS THIS SEASON:
Bach Cantata Vespers Concert: “Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn” (BWV 92)
Sunday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral Singers, Four Soloists, Orchestra & Organ
Cantata 92, “I Have to God Surrendered My Heart and Mind,” was written in 1725. This beautiful work, not performed often, is based on a hymn of trust written by Paul Gerhardt.
Jubilate Choir’s Favorite Anthems
Sunday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Jubilate Choir performs favorite anthems selected from the past few years. The offering for this concert will go toward the expenses of the choir’s Germany Advent Concert Tour.
Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Organ and piano in various combinations with five different keyboard performers, all in one concert. You will enjoy this unique event!
The Sounds of Christmas
Saturday, December 15, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Jubilate Choir, Festival Orchestra, & Cathedral Bells
The Jubilate Choir, St. John's adult choir of 70 voices, along with a festival orchestra, will join in presenting the beautiful music of Christmas. William Heide conducts the choir and orchestra in inspiring arrangements of favorite Christmas carols. St. John’s handbell choir, the Cathedral Bells, will present four inspiring arrangements as part of the TWO performances again this year.
California Baptist University Choir & Orchestra
Sunday, January 27, 4:00 p.m.
St. John's is proud to host the energetic and inspirational Cal Baptist University Choir and Orchestra. Performing contemporary Christian music, they are directed by Dr. Jeb Bonner. Come early for a good seat!
Bach Cantata Vespers Concert: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (BWV 140)
Sunday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral Singers, Soloists, Orchestra & Organ
The famous cantata, “Wachet auf,” was written for the Last Sunday after Trinity in 1731. In addition to beautiful solos and duets, the cantata contains the three well-known chorale arrangements of the hymn, “Wake, awake, for night is flying.” The All-American Boys Chorus will join the Cathedral Singers in the three chorale movements.
Chapman University Singers & Orchestra
Friday, March 08, 7:00 p.m.
St. John's is happy to host the Chapman University Singers and Orchestra in their fifth annual classical concert at St. John’s.
Holy Week Concert
Palm Sunday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
Jubilate Choir and Festival Orchestra
The Jubilate Choir, Soloists, and Festival Orchestra present the Holy Week cantata, “How Great Thou Art,” composed by David T. Clydesdale. This inspiring work tells the story of Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection from Palm Sunday to Easter.
Cathedral Bells Handbell Concert
Sunday, May 05, 4:00 p.m.
The Cathedral Bells, St. John’s premiere Handbell Choir, presents an inspiring concert of handbell music. Ramona Miller, director of the Cathedral Bells, has chosen a varied program that will prove to be very interesting to the audience.
We encourage your support by participating in the Patron Program, which funds most of the expenses involved in producing the Concert Series. Since the freewill offerings do not cover the entire costs of the concerts, we need your support to ensure the continuation of this ministry to the community. A listing of all patrons will appear in each concert program. Please refer to the Patron Program Enrollment Form for more details.
Again this year we will offer five Bach Cantata Vespers. An organ prelude will begin each vespers concert, which will also include Bible readings, two hymns, and a short sermon. The choir, soloists, and orchestra are conducted by William Heide; Charles Raasch is the organist.
Please note that all of our concerts are much more comfortable because we are now air conditioned! All of the concerts are held in St. John's historic sanctuary, located at the corner of Almond and Center in Old Towne Orange.
Your are also welcome to worship God with us at our regular worship services:
6:30 p.m. Saturday Service
8:00 a.m. Traditional Liturgy
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Blended Style Worship
9:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Contemporary Services
(Walker Hall Auditorium)