St. John's Sanctuary Concert Series
2014 – 2015 Season
St. John's Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its eleventh annual season of the Concert Series. Eleven different sacred concerts have been planned for the 2014-2015 season. All events are offered free of charge, but an offering will be received. You are invited and encouraged to attend.
Sunday, November 09, 2014, 7:00 PM The cantata “Savior of the Nations, Come” was written for the First Sunday in Advent in 1714, early in Bach’s career. The hymn, “Savior of the Nations, Come,” will also be featured in the vespers service. Charles Raasch is the organist.
Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 PM 80 Voice Choir & Festival Orchestra - THREE performances: Dec. 12 & 13
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 4:00 PM 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!
Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30 PM Baroque music on the organ by Jared Jacobsen.
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4:00 PM Baroque choruses and orchestral music - Cathedral Singers and Orchestra
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 7:00 PM Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen (BWV 49) --- Cantata 49 is a beautiful dialog between Jesus, the Groom (sung by a bass soloist) and the Church, His Bride (sung by a soprano soloist.) The cantata also includes virtuoso organ solos played by Charles Raasch.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM St. Johnâ€™s is happy to host the Chapman University Orchestra and Choir again this year in a concert of classical music.
Sunday, May 03, 2015, 4:00 PM 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.
Past Concerts This Season
September 21, 2014 Cathedral Singers, Four Soloists, Orchestra & Organ. Cantata 78 was written in 1724 for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. This cantata contains the beautiful duet, “Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten.”
October 12, 2014 St. John’s Jubilate Choir performs favorite anthems selected from the past few years, along with a few new ones as well. The 80-voice choir performs a variety of music with organ, piano, and keyboard accompaniment.