St. John's Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah this Saturday, December 8 (7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, December 9 (4:00 p.m.). Plan to attend this annual concert in its twenty-ninth year! Performances are open to all at no cost—a freewill offering will be taken to defray production expenses. Performance time is approximately 2.5 hours (including intermission) with a cookie reception to follow. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. Parking is available in the St. John’s lot and on the street surrounding the church at 4842 Nicollet Avenue. Free childcare is available during Sunday’s performance.
MUSIC SERIES: Bach and Rameau St. John’s Music Series and our worship team is excited to present Bach and Rameau, a morning of baroque music with period-style instruments featuring Seulgee Lee Nelson on harpsichord, SungAe Song, traverso (baroque flute), and Julie Elhard, viola da gamba. The trio will present a preview of their recital during worship on September 30. A brief recital will follow fellowship hour“Bach” up in the sanctuary at 11:45. All ages welcome!
Haydn Nicolai Messe: Eight rehearsals Five Sunday regular rehearsals, 6:30-8:30 p.m. from March 31 through May 5 (Easter Sunday excluded) Two Thursday regular rehearsals, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on April 25 and May 2 One orchestra rehearsal on Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. One performance on May 12 at 3:00 p.m.
In May 2018 SCHUBERT in Love - Mass No. 1 in F Major, D. 105 was performed by St. John's Oratorio Chorus, professional orchestra and soloists. The performance was a great success. Thank you to everyone who planned, performed, attended, served, and contributed.