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, December 05, 2015, 7:00 PM 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!
Friday, December 11, 2015, 7:30 PM THREE performances: DECEMBER 11 & 12
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 7:00 PM 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.
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 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!
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM Three Great Concert Events: February 14, 21, 28
Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 PM The Concordia Wind Orchestra is a symphonic ensemble of approximately 50 woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, directed....
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 7:00 PM 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.
Sunday, April 03, 2016, 7:00 PM Cantata 4, “Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands,” 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.
Sunday, May 01, 2016, 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.
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
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.