Roanoke VA

Music on the Corner


Music on the Corner is a gift of music to the wider Roanoke community. This series features St. John’s musicians and singers as well as guest soloists and instrumentalists throughout the year. Past performances include music by Handel and Poulenc with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, a production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in collaboration with Opera Roanoke, and Puccini’s Missia di Gloria. Music on the Corner concerts are free and open to all.

For more information about Music on the Corner, contact Mr. David Charles Campbell, St. John’s Minister of Music, at dccampbell@stjohnsroanoke.org.


Music on the Corner 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Jakub Kwintal - Guest organist

 
We open the Music on the Corner season with a visit from guest organist Jakub Kwintal of Poland on his North American tour. He has a great interest in improvisation, early music and choral works in addition to his organ skills. A recorded performer, Jakub will offer early organ works as well as works of Bach, Dupré and Hakim.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Choral Evensong featuring Randall Thompson’s “Peaceable Kingdom” Note day and time!

 
This seminal work of Randall Thompson’s was inspired by the American folk-art of Edward Hicks, the preaching Quaker from Pennsylvania. Hicks, self-taught, created a series of “Peaceable Kingdom” paintings to reflect one of his favorite topics - Isaiah 11:6-9: “The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

St. John’s Choir and David Charles Campbell
offer this piece for your Evensong worship and reflection.
Friday, February 6, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Silent Film Festival

 
A treat for all ages, join us for a trip to the past as Paul Fleckenstein accompanies selected classics from the silent film era on the organ. “Phantom of the Opera” was meant to be viewed this way! Cosponsored by the Roanoke Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists, Mr. Fleckenstein comes to us from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE where he has held the position of organist and choirmaster since 1993.


Friday, March 13, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Music for Harp, Flute, and Strings

 
Hailed as “two perfect virtuosos” at their international performance debut, Kevin and Bryan Matheson of the Classic Strings Duo were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall debut as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. They are joined by Roanoke Symphony flutist Julee Hickcox and Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphony principal harpist, Helen Rifas, for an enjoyable evening of Celtic harp duets and trios by Handel, Ibert and Bizet.

Friday, May 1, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Never too many Sopranos!

 
Three of the region’s finest soprano voices join for an evening of solos, duets, and trios
with notes soaring to the rafters! Elizabeth Futral, Amy Cofield Willamson, and Sarah
Newcomb share the spotlight with a collection of operatic, classical and sacred pieces by Mozart, Strauss and Bellini. Close out the season with this rapturous event!