St. John’s Lutheran Church Offers Three Musical Series to Audiences Through May 2022 | News

SAN ANTONIO, December 30, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Edited by Dr. Jennifer seighman, DMA — Music Director and Organist of St. John’s Lutheran Church — the church offers three concert series to the public: the First Friday Noon Concerts, the Vespers Liturgies, and the St. John’s Music Series.

“Music is one of the pillar ministries of St. John’s, inspired by the words of Martin Luther: “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets which can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most beautiful and delicious gifts that God has given us, ”says Seighman. ” In this spirit, St. John’s the music concerts offer an important influence to the greatest San Antonio community by welcoming local, national and international artists of the highest caliber. “

Below is a compilation by date of the St. John’s First Friday Concert Series; St. John’s Music Series; and Advent and Lent Vespers. All events take place in the historic church at 502 East Nueva (opposite La Villita), with free parking in the adjacent church parking lot. Masks compulsory for all events.

All first Friday concerts are free of charge, as are Lent Vespers. Some musical series require the purchase of tickets in advance or at the door; see links in concert descriptions to purchase tickets in advance. During the concerts on the first Friday, church volunteers prepare and serve lunch in the church hall for a $ 5 Don; guests can dine in the lobby or take out their meal.


(First of all) Friday, February 4, 2022, noon – The duo of trumpets from Jeff’s Castle and Dan Orban will present selections featuring composers from the Baroque, Classical and Modern genres. Castle has performed with the Band of the West, Lackland AFB; the Pacific Band-Alaska; and the Air Force Band at Washington DC He now performs regularly as an extra / sub with the San Antonio, Mid-Texas and Corpus Christi Symphonies, and is the co-founder and director of Castle Brass. Orban started out as a trumpeter / cornetist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, then joined the President’s Own US Marine Band. He has performed with many renowned artists including BB King, Aretha franklin, Ray charles, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Newton, the Four Heights, the Temptations, Kelly clarkson, Oakridge Boys, Toby Keith and Ricky martin. No admission fees.

(First of all) Friday March 4, 2022, noon – Mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava and pianist Samuel Gaskin will present a recital of songs by composers ranging from Franz Schubert at Jean Corigliano. Winner of the American Prize (2021) for Women in Opera, Matava has been praised for her “warm sound” and “calming legato line”. Opera credits include the title roles in Cinderella and Dido and Aeneas, Charlotte (Werther), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Nancy (Albert Herring). She won third prize in the 2020 National Opera Association Singing Competition and was a regional finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013. As an organist, pianist and improviser, Gaskin has also played harpsichord with the San Antonio Symphony and as a jazz piano in several ensembles. His future solo appearances include a concert at “Marcel Dupré: Fifty Years On” —a convention hosted by the University of North Texas. 2016 winner University of Michigan Organ improvisation competition, he is currently assistant organist / choir director at the Saint-Marc episcopal church in the city center San Antonio. No admission fees.

Sunday March 6, 2022, 15:00 – San Antonio Choral Society, piano for four hands with Zachary Ridgway and Geoffrey waite, soprano Lily guerrero, and baritone Jake skipworth will appear in Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms, written after the death of his mother. Instead of the usual liturgical requiem texts, Brahms warmly places Luther’s German translation of the Bible in sincere compassion for those who remain. Tickets $ 5-18.

Sunday 27 March 2022, 6:00 p.m. – Lent Vespers – Sonoro and Sonido barroco will present dramatic musical works illustrating the passion of Our Lord Jesus christ from the point of view of Christ, his mother Mary and his disciple Peter. The music will include Charpentier’s Stabat Mater H.15, “O vos omnes” by Casals, Haydn’s Seven Last Words, Lotti’s “Crucifixus á 8”, Charpentier’s Denial Saint Pierre, and Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”. No admission fees.

(First of all) Friday April 1, 2022, noon – The Chaski harp and flute duo will perform selections of classical, Celtic and Latin American folk music featuring many types of flutes and harps. Adrienne Inglis and Shana norton toured the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, England and Scotland, and independently produced five recordings. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 2006 IMAX film “Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure”. They perform everything from intimate home concerts to school concerts to choral and orchestral concerts as star soloists. No admission fees.

(First of all) Friday, May 6, 2022, noon – Men’s Vocal Ensemble IlluMEN is a fully professional men’s choir group of vocal coaches, choir directors and teachers, opera singers and other musical professions. IlluMEN will present a captivating selection of precious choral favorites and sure to be exciting new compositions. No admission fees.

Learn more about the Lutheran Church of Saint John:

As the oldest Lutheran congregation in San Antonio, St. John’s has been at the very heart of that of San Antonio history and community for several generations. It is known as the “Lutheran Cathedral of the Southwest”. Every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., St. John’s offers a traditional liturgy with Holy Communion, biblical preaching and the best of sacred music. The Sunday Morning Service is broadcast live on

“We are fortunate to have someone as talented as Dr. Seighman at the helm of our music ministries,” says Ron stinson, President of the Congregation at St. John’s. “Her credentials are deep and impressive, most notably as the current artistic director of the San Antonio Choral Society for 11 seasons. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music education from Westminster Choir College where she sang with renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the NJ Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She obtained a master’s degree in music in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Sacred Choral Music from Catholic University of America. “

St. John’s Choir provides music for the 10am Sunday Eucharistic service and occurs in the parish musical series. The choir is made up of professional section leaders and school-aged volunteers (grade 10 and up) who are quick learners in music and wish to enhance worship of God through song. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m..

St. John’s Choristers, made up of singers ages 9 to 15, provide music for the 10am Sunday Eucharistic service about once a month. They rehearse from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning as part of Sunday school every week. New friends are always welcome. Choir members do not need to be ward members.

For more information about any of these concerts or the church choirs, please contact the church on 210.223.2611 or [email protected]

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Jeanne Albrecht, Saint-Jean Lutheran Church, 2103929047, [email protected]

SOURCE Saint John Lutheran Church

Jerry B. Hatch