St. John Friends of Music
Sunday, September 23, 4:00 p.m. Gaudete Brass
The Gaudete Brass Quintet presents a concert of music that moves - music to move the passions by baroque composer Heinrich Schütz based on Italian love poetry; music of motion and dance from China by Zhou Long; and music that represents how our city moves - David Sampson's Chicago Moves. The Gaudete Brass is one of the few brass groups in the world playing this type of chamber music; don't miss this opportunity to hear them!
Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m. Opus Three Piano Trio
Dr. Daniel Gasse, Cello; Sarah Gasse, Violin/Viola; Alpakin Luethi, Piano. Opus Three Piano Trio is the faculty trio in residence at the Gasse School of Music in Forest Park. This international theme concert will include works by Melody Bober from the United States, Astor Piazzola from Argentia, Andrew Baker from England, Felix Mendelsohn from Germany and the world premiere performance of Turkish composer, Utku Asuruglu’s What’s Up Vivaldi for Viola, Cello and Piano. Proceeds from the free-will offering will support the Gasse School of Music.
Sunday November 18, 4:00 p.m. Oak Park Concert Chorale
Paul Lindblad, Director
The Star of the East has long been a source of inspiration. OPCC’s annual Christmas Concert will explore this source of light and hope. Carols both new and familiar will round out this exciting concert to open the Christmas Season. Tickets $18 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors.
Wednesday December 12, 7:00 p.m. Advent Lessons and Carols
Interspersing readings and music, the service of Advent Lessons and Carols gives the season a new and different perspective.
Sunday February 24, 4:00 p.m. St. John Music Celebration
Paul Lindblad, Director of Liturgics
Celebrate the long standing musical tradition of St. John Lutheran Church with an afternoon concert featuring the St. John Choristers, Adult Choir, Walther Lutheran Academy Choir, Bell Choir and Praise Team.
Sunday March 17, 4:00 p.m. Heritage Chorale
We are honored to present Oak Park's Heritage Chorale, founded in 1984 to give experienced singers in the Oak Park-River Forest area an opportunity to sing masterworks from all around the globe. This concert will feature mostly secular choral music.
Sunday, April 14th, 4:00 p.m. Organ Recital - Dr. John W.W. Sherer
Organist and Director of Music for The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Dr. Sherer will present a concert of works to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Hear the music of time including works performed on board and works played in honor of those lost on the Titanic.
All concerts, unless otherwise noted, are free to the public. An offering will be collected.