Music Highlight: David Reineman

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: I’m in the Chime Choir. Q: What music do you listen to? A: I like to listen to a lot of music. My favourite so far is the musical, “Hamilton”. Q: Do you have a favourite musical artist, song or compositions?[…]

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? A: I sing in the Youth Choir, and I play in the Chime Choir. Q: What music do you listen to? A: Old Rock’n’Roll, Pop, and some Folk. Q: Do you have a favourite musical artist, song or compositions? A: Like my[…]

Music Highlight: Kaitlin McDonald

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: I am in the festival choir, youth choir, chime choir, and occasionally I will sing in the 11 o’clock service choir. Q: What music do you listen to? A: I listen to a lot of classic rock and pop, sometimes a[…]

Music Highlight: Liv Rosten

In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? I was in the bell choir a couple of years ago. Living in St. Paul has made participating in music at church a bit of a challenge.   What music do you listen to? Mainly: alternative, psychedelic rock and R & B. And[…]

Music Highlight: Bach Music on 9.2

The Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother (Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo) in B-flat major, BWV 992, is an early work by the adolescent Johann Sebastian Bach, rumored to have been written to mark the farewell of his brother Johann Jacob who left to serve as the oboist in the[…]

Music Highlight: Linnea Sommer

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: I play and sing in the 9am Service Ensemble, and occasionally at Open Mic nights. Q: What music do you listen to? A: Almost everything! Classical, jazz and blues, 80’s (and some 90’s) pop and rock, and folk, especially protest songs.[…]

Music Highlight: Berit Schaefer

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: I do chime choir. Every Wednesday we practice, and we play some Sundays. Q: What music do you listen to? A: I listen to whatever is on the radio, which is usually pop. Q: Do you have a favorite musical artist,[…]

Musician Highlight: Avery Schaefer

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? A: I play in the chimes choir for the 9 and 11 o’clock services. Q: What music do you listen to? A: I usually listen to pop music or anything that’s on the radio. Q: Do you have a favourite musical artist,[…]

Issam Rafea

International oudist, composer, conductor Issam Rafea Syrian musician and educator Issam Rafea brought his music to 9 and 11am Sunday services on February 28th. Issam has concertized widely in solo and ensemble settings around the world – including Syria, the U.S., Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, France, the U.K., and Japan.  He has[…]

My Summer Sabbatical

I am grateful for having been given the gift of a 3-month sabbatical, with pay, this summer. Through the generosity of the Reverend Susan J. Barnes and Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, I was able to spend the months of June, July, and August away from my regular duties as Minister of Music. To[…]

Music Highlight: Davis Everson-Rose

Interview with musician Davis Everson-Rose