Music Highlights

February 22, 2024 in Music Highlight

Spotlight on Music at St. John’s – February 2024

In the opening pages of his book “The Creative Act: A Way of Being”, celebrated record producer Rick Rubin writes: Everyone is a Creator. Those who do not engage in…
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November 2, 2023 in Music Highlight, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Music at St. John’s – November 2023

The mission of the music ministry at St. John’s Linden Hills is to facilitate and nurture participation in worship and in our common life together through music, inspiring vital community…
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January 20, 2022 in Music Highlight

Spotlight on Music, January 2022

What does safe music-making look like at St. John’s? When this whole pandemic thing hit us back in March 2020, I started down the rabbit hole of learning how to…
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March 26, 2020 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Edward Jacobson

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? A: I play trombone in church and I play in Chime Choir. Q: What music do you…
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January 26, 2020 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Anders Logan

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: “I am in the Chime Choir. Also, I sing hymns when they’re in the service!” Q:…
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November 26, 2019 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Theo Mendez

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. John’s? A: I am in my second year of playing in the Chime Choir. I used to sing…
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October 26, 2019 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Erik Stanerson

Q: In what ways do you share your musical gifts at St. Johns? A: Chime Choir Q: What music do you listen to? A: Anything on the radio (The Current,…
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August 7, 2019 in Music Highlight

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…
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May 20, 2019 in Music Highlight, Uncategorized

Music Highlight: Elizabeth McDonald

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…
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April 8, 2019 in Music Highlight

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…
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September 24, 2018 in Music Highlight

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…
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August 29, 2018 in Music Highlight

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…
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December 12, 2017 in Music Highlight

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:…
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April 20, 2017 in Music Highlight

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…
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September 19, 2016 in Music Highlight

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…
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March 9, 2016 in Music Highlight

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…
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October 2, 2015 in Music Highlight

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.…
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August 4, 2015 in Music Highlight

Music Highlight: Davis Everson-Rose

Interview with musician Davis Everson-Rose
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