St. John’s Music Series

Soli Deo Gloria:  500 Years of Lutheran Music
October 29, 2017, 4 p.m.

Michael Krentz, Dean of the Chapel at United Lutheran Seminary (Philadelphia Campus) will lead the concert of music for organ, brass, choir and congregation. The program will be in the form of a Lutheran “organ mass,” exploring the great hymns of the Lutheran tradition that allowed the congregation to be full participants in the mass. The program will include works by Dietrich Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, plus contemporary composers, with commentary on the Lutheran tradition of singing and organ music.

Classics in Concert
The Providence Chamber Orchestra
November 19, 2017, 4 p.m.
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Overture to Iphigenie en Aulide
Franz Josef Haydn: Concerto for Cello in C, Steve Kramer – soloist
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
The thirty-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2017-2018 season at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19th, at St. John’s. Tom Snyder, Director of Music at St. John’s conducts the ensemble. Performed will be Theme and Variations for strings by Alexander Glazunov, Christoph Gluck’s Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis, Franz Schubert’s March Militaire Op. 51 No. 1, and featuring Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The ensemble was founded in 1999 to meet the musical needs and aspirations of its members, a group of talented, amateur musicians from the greater Philadelphia area, all of whom share a common passion for playing music. The group of volunteers rehearses twice monthly and presents an annual winter and spring concert in addition to accompanying the “St. John’s Choir & Friends” performance of major choral repertoire. Joining the orchestra as continuo performer is recently retired organist Joseph J. Lewis. There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be received to support ongoing orchestral performances in Phoenixville. A reception follows the concert.

Christmas Classics
The Capital Ringers, Linda S. Simms – Artistic Director
December 3, 2017, 4 p.n.

Music Inspired by Mother Earth
Providence Chamber Orchestra

April 22, 2017, 4 p.m.
Manuel de Falla:  Ritual Fire Dance
Georg Friedrich Handel:  Water Music, Suite No. 2
Alexsandr Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia
Ludwig van Beethovan:  Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68

A Celebration of Music for the Christmas Season, Sacred and Secular
St. John’s Choir & Friends

May 6, 2018, 7 p.m.
28th Anniversary Concert

St John’s Lutheran Church Phoenixville