|Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church|
An Eclectic Ensemble
Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm
The Long Island Brass Guild joins St. John's own
Rachel White, soprano and
Cindy Holden, organist in concert.
The program at St. John's features music from the Italian Renaissance, the German Baroque, Ragtime, madrigals and more - with something for everyone!
A reception to meet the artists follows in the gym.
A suggested donation of $10 goes toward the work & mission of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Help spread the word!
Invite a family member, friend or music loving neighbor to an evening of lively and entertaining music making!
Miracle on Main
Saturday, November 29
St. John's Eagle Eye Ringers help to ring in the season in downtown Sayville's annual street fair from 5-9 pm.
Cheer them on (the bells play at 6 pm), hum or sing along and join the throngs of folks celebrating the coming of Christmas!
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5pm
St. John's Trebles join the Accord Treble Choir (9 professional women singers from Manhattan's upper west side) and the Youth from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bayside, Queens in a service of lessons and carols for Epiphany. The service features Kirke Mechem's Seven Joys of Christmas and a setting of Psalm 100 commissioned for the service by harpist and composer Emily John, who will be playing for the service. A pot luck dinner follows with the congregation in Bayside.
Director of Music and Organist, Cynthia Holden, AAGO has been at St. John's since June of 2002. Holding a Bachelor's degree in education and a Masters degree in organ, she has done additional graduate work in conducting, composition and church music and served both the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the American Guild of Organists in leadership positions. Additionally, she is licensed and certified to teach Musikgarten Music Makers at the Keyboard classes which are used as a starting point for training choristers at St. John's.
Ideally, the church music training begins at home, then in church and Sunday School. Children age 6 & up are welcome to participate in Music Makers at the Keyboard. This weekly group introductory piano class approaches music reading both aurally and visually, developing listening, vocal, rhythm, keyboard and literacy skills, laying a strong foundation for future music making.
Treble Choir is open to all children, aged 8, or grade 3 through grade 8. Treble Choir rehearses weekly and sings at least once per month at the 9 am Divine Service and for major feasts of the church year. Treble Choir members also participate in the annual American Guild of Organists Children's Choir Festival.
Chancel Choir is for those in high school and above. The SATB choir rehearses weekly and sings 3 Sundays per month at the 9 am Divine Service and for feast days. All are welcome to participate. Music reading skills are very helpful, but will also be taught for those willing to learn!
Vocal Ensemble is comprised of skilled singers who provide choral leadership at either the 6:30pm or 11am Divine Service once per month.
The Eaglet Ringers (mostly Youth) and the Eagle Eye Ringers (mostly adults) comprise St. John's two handbell choirs. Each group rehearses weekly and rings 1-2 services per month and feast days, utilizing the church’s three octaves of Malmark Handbells and 4 octaves of hand chimes. Retired instrumental music teacher, Rex Holden is the Handbell Director.
Saint John's Brass (Youth and Adults) rehearse Sundays at 8am under the leadership of trombonist and music educator, John Passannante. Currently, the brass play for festival services and several other times throughout the year.
Opportunities also abound for soloists, instrumentalists, accompanists and ensembles in the liturgies and life of the church. Persons wishing to know more about Music at Saint John’s, or those who desire to contribute their time and talents are invited to call or visit Cindy Holden, Director of Music in the music office at 631 589 3202 x 105 E-mail email@example.com