St. John's Sanctuary Concert Series
2016 – 2017 Season
St. John's Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 21st annual season of the Concert Series. Twelve different sacred concerts have been planned for the 2016-2017 season. All events are offered free of charge, but an offering will be received. You are invited and encouraged to attend each event in the St. John's Concert Series.
The Concert Series is held in St. John's newly restored historic sanctuary, located at 185 S. Center Street in Old Towne Orange.
Friday, December 09, 2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Sounds of Christmas. THREE performances: DECEMBER 9 & 10 - 75 Voice Choir, Handbells and Festival Orchestra
Sunday, January 08, 2017, 7:00 PM Organ Concert on the new Ballantyne Organ - Charles Raasch gives a concert on St. John’s new pipe organ built by R.M. Ballantyne Pipe Organs. The organ, consisting of about 4,600 pipes and....
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 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!
Every Sunday, from 02/26/2017 to 03/05/2017, 7:00 PM Two Great Concert Events: February 26 & March 5
Sunday, April 09, 2017, 7:00 PM The Jubilate Choir, Soloists, and Festival Orchestra present the story of Christ’s suffering and death in the moving cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore Dubois. We conclude the concert celebrating Christ’s resurrection with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and invite the audience to sing along.
Sunday, May 07, 2017, 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.
Sunday, June 04, 2017, 7:00 PM Cantata 172, “Sing Praises, Ye Faithful,” was written in 1714 for the Day of Pentecost. The festive nature of this cantata signifies the power and the joy that the Holy Spirit brings to the life of a Christian.
Past Concerts This Season
November 20, 2016 Magnificat (BWV 243) Bach’s Magnificat is a beautiful setting of Mary’s song of praise. He composed this version in 1733.
October 16, 2016 You will love the sound of this 60-voice choir directed by Dr. Gary Bonner.
September 18, 2016 Cantata 56, featuring a bass soloist, was written in 1726 for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.
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.
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.