St. John's Sanctuary Concert Series
2015 – 2016 Season
St. John's Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its eleventh annual season of the Concert Series. Various sacred concerts have been planned for the 2015-2016 season. All events are offered free of charge, but an offering will be received. You are invited and encouraged to attend.
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 4:00 PM There will be TWO performances of the Patriotic Concerts again this year. William Heide conducts the Jubilate Choir and Festival Orchestra as they present another exciting and inspiring evening of patriotic....
Past Concerts This Season
May 1, 2016 The Cathedral Bells, St. John's premiere Handbell Choir, presents an inspiring concert of handbell music. Alex Guebert, the director of the Cathedral Bells, has chosen a varied program that will prove to be very interesting to the audience.
April 3, 2016 Cantata 4, “Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bonds,” is one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, written in 1714. The entire cantata is based on Luther’s Easter hymn by the same title, and each movement treats another verse of the hymn in a different way.
March 20, 2016 Palm Sunday -- The Jubilate Choir, Soloists, and Festival Orchestra present the story of Christ's suffering and death. We conclude the concert celebrating Christ's resurrection with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, and invite the audience to sing along.
March 11, 2016 The Concordia Wind Orchestra is a symphonic ensemble of approximately 50 woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, directed....
February 14, 2016 Three Great Concert Events: February 14, 21, 28
January 24, 2016 St. John's is proud to host the energetic and inspirational Cal Baptist University Choir and Orchestra. Performing contemporary Christian music, the choir of 100+ voices and 40-piece orchestra are directed by Dr. Judd Bonner. Come early for a good seat!
January 10, 2016 Cantata 65, “They all from Sheba shall come,” was composed for the Festival of the Epiphany on January 6, 1724. It is fitting that we perform this cantata as part of our Epiphany celebration.
December 11, 2015 THREE performances: DECEMBER 11 & 12
December 5, 2015 St. John's Praise Band is Celebrating the Savior who came for us all! Performing your Christmas favorites, and some new arrangements too, this is a concert for all ages and for families to share together as and a great opportunity to invite friends!
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.
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.