Music & Art

Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church offers a wide variety of musical opportunities for all ages.  Both vocal choirs and instrumental ensembles provide an outlet for those with a love of music to share their talents, to enjoy fellowship, to lead worship, and to praise God.  Each choir participates in at least one worship service each month during the school year.  If you would like to become involved in one or more of these choirs, please contact Rev. Janice Butz, Minister of Music.

A musical evening

with our friend Roosevelt Credit, bass-baritone Broadway singer, and the Stillwater High School Choir – Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this exciting event when St. John’s will host an outstanding group of high school singers from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.  Stillwater High School has a long tradition of musical excellence and is home to one of the most respected choral programs in the state of Minnesota.  The choir will be traveling to New York City, and Roosevelt Credit has arranged for them to come to St. John’s for a musical evening.

The choir is a select, mixed voice ensemble of 81 voices and performs the highest quality literature from Gregorian to contemporary composers.  In addition to multiple performances presented each semester during the school year, the Stillwater Choir has been a featured ensemble at choral festivals and has twice performed for the Choral Arts Finale sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association.  In the fall of 2017 the choir was an invited performer for National Public Radio’s “From the Top” with Christopher O’Reilly, a weekly national broadcast featuring outstanding young musicians from across the country.  The choir has also extensively worked with individual clinicians and has participated in workshops with Chanticleer, the King Singers, and the Minnesota Opera.  While on tour, the choir will be performing historical pieces by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and Stanford as well as contemporary choral pieces by Lauridsen, Hogan, F. Melius Christiansen and Runestad.

And you can be assured that Roosevelt will share in some of the music-making that will take place that evening.  Invite your friends to come and join us for a great night of singing!

Vocal

Chancel Choir The Chancel Choir, for adults of all ages, meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and regularly sings for the 10:45 a.m. worship service from September through June.  Contact:  Rev. Janice Butz,Director, 610-759-3090 Philethia Choir The Philethia Choir is the adult choir that sings primarily for the 8:00 a.m. worship service the first Sunday […]

Instrumental

Instrumental Ensemble Instrumental Ensemble is for junior and senior high students, as well as adults, who play either brass, woodwind, or string instruments.  They perform a few times during the year, usually at the 8:00 a.m. service, and rehearse each Monday evening during the school year at 7:30 p.m.  Contact: Ralph Brodt III,Director, at 610-759-3090.

Drama

Music, Art, Drama Camp M.A.D. Camp is an outlet for children to enjoy music, games, arts and crafts in a fun and relaxed setting.  For one week in August the children focus on singing, acting, designing scenery, creating costumes, and working on props for a musical that will be presented at the fall Stewardship Dinner on the […]

Faith Through The Arts

Faith Through the Arts is a month-long exhibit of visual art that is displayed in the Shepherd’s Room of St. John’s Evangelical Lutehran Church.  Artists throughout the region are invited to submit works for inclusion in a juried exhibit.  In conjunction with the visual art display, a series of musical offerings, dramatic events, special worship experiences, and an opening reception […]