St. John's Music Series & Vespers

Welcome to our 2022-2023 Music Series and Vespers at St. John’s!  These concerts and liturgies are open to the public and free parking is available on site.  Some events may require purchase of tickets in advance/ at the door.  

Sunday, October 9, 4:00pm
San Antonio Wind Symphony: British Band Music
Robert Rustowicz, conductor

San Antonio Wind Symphony will perform British Band Music with works by Eric Coates, Gordon Jacob, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Malcolm Arnold.  Free admission.

Sunday, October 16, 6:00pm
Oktoberfest Vespers

 St. John’s Choir presents music by German composers Buxtehude, Telemann, and Hillert.  A reception will follow in the courtyard.  Free admission.

Friday, November 4, 7:00pm
Texas Lutheran University Orchestra:
Eliza Jeffords, conductor

Join the TLU Orchestra for a sojourn through the looking glass, through time, season, and place. Works by Caroline Shaw, Antonio Vivaldi, Ralph Ford, and Stella Sung, and featuring TLU School of Music Faculty soloists, Dr. Eric Siu (violin) and Dr. Elizabeth Lee (cello).  Free admission.

Sunday, November 27, 4:00pm
San Antonio Choral Society: Handel’s
Jennifer Seighman, conductor

Experience this stunning performance of Messiah (Christmas portion) with the San Antonio Choral Society, orchestra, and soloists. Due to Covid precautions, this year’s Messiah will not be a community sing-along. A portion of ticket sales will go to support youth literacy. Tickets $25.

Sunday, December 11, 6:00pm
Advent Vespers

Sonoro (the chamber choir of the San Antonio Choral Society) presents this beautiful service featuring the unfolding of the mystery of the Incarnation as told through scripture and song.  Music featured will include settings of the “O Antiphons” by Merulo, Charpentier, Willian, Hallock, and Macmillan.  A reception will follow in the courtyard.  Free admission.       

Sunday, December 18, 3:00pm
San Antonio Choral Society: 
A Christmas Carol

Jennifer Seighman, conductor

Experience this modern-day dramatization of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol interwoven with music and settings of timeless carols by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Benedict Sheehan. Narrator, soloists, and the San Antonio Choral Society will be featured. Tickets $5-18.

Sunday, January 22, 4:00pm
Trinity University Chamber Singers & Agarita:
Gary Seighman, conductor

Featuring Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands for chorus and string quintet, the TU Chamber Singers present a program focused on people displaced from their homeland due to political and religious upheaval. This concert is a preview of their upcoming performance for the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and includes San Antonio-based chamber ensemble, Agarita.  Free admission.       

Sunday, March 5, 3:00pm
San Antonio Choral Society: Marching to Freedom
Jennifer Seighman, conductor

This extended musical celebration of Black History month will juxtapose readings and stories with music by Black composers. Art songs, Spirituals, Gospel, Rap, and more performed by the San Antonio Choral Society and special guests.  Tickets $5-18.

Sunday, March 11, 7:00pm
Concordia Choir: 2023 National Tour

Michael Culloton conducts his first tour with the 67-voice Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota during their 16-day National Tour of the Central United States, which includes the San Antonio metro. Performances with the Grammy Award-winning King’s Singers and in nearly every major hall, including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, highlight the choir’s world-class quality. Experience an eclectic program of traditional and contemporary choral works. Tickets $20.

Sunday, April 23, 6:00pm
Eastertide Vespers

St. John’s Choir presents music for the Easter Season.  A reception will follow in the courtyard.  Free admission.

Sunday, May 21, 3:00pm
San Antonio Choral Society: The Voice of Humanity
Jennifer Seighman, conductor

When words fail, music gives humanity a voice – its struggles, its dreams, its longings for hope, unity, and love. The San Antonio Choral Society presents this concert to illuminate voices from the other side of the world, with Arabic, Jewish, Hungarian, and Latvian works, as well as voices in our own backyard, with Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepherd: A Choral Suite and music to honor the victims of Uvalde and other recent tragedies.  Tickets $5-18.

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