Music Notes

About the Music Director

Paula (Stamborski) Steinert has been involved in church music since the age of 9. She comes to St. John's with over 40 years of professional musical experience in the Oshkosh and Fox Valley areas and has a background as a vocal soloist, choral singer, choral director, handbell choir member and director, organist/pianist, wedding and funeral soloist and accompanist, vocal teacher and coach. 

Throughout high school and college, she was also an active violinist and guitarist. Past and current vocal and instrumental groups Paula has participated in include Oshkosh North High School, UW-Oshkosh, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake Festival of Music Touring Choir, Oshkosh Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, independent string quartets and madrigal groups, White Heron Chorale, Encore!, Oshkosh Chamber Singers. 

Paula also currently directs the Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus, a 4-part choral group that performs throughout the year for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, various community events and special concerts at the Center. She is also a frequent soloist at facilities and community events throughout the Fox Valley area. She continues to teach and coach private voice and keyboard students of all ages. Contact Paula @  920-410-2253 with questions. 

St. John's Music Ministry Schedule

Rehearsal & Date Schedule

Sun. Sept 2 - Paula Steinert, soprano 

Sept 3 - NO Voices of Hope Rehearsal (Labor Day )

Sept 4 - Worship & Music Committee - 11:00 am

Sept 6 - Agape Choir & Voices of Hope Rehearsal - 7:00 pm 

Sept 9 - Voices of Hope, Agape Choir & Children for Rally Day!!

Sept 10 - NO Voices of Hope Rehearsal

Sept 13 - Agape Choir Rehearsal - 6:30 pm

Sept 16 - Fred Oates, baritone 

Sept 17 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4:00 pm

Sept 20 - Agape Singers rehearsal, 6:30 pm

Sept 23 - Agape Singers warmup for worship, 9:15 am

Sept 27 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4:00 pm

Sept 30 - Hymn Sing! 

Any of the above rehearsal times are subject to change depending on singers' work schedules.

Music opportunities abound at St. John's. The Agape Singers (choir) sing at least one Sunday a month from September through May. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays, usually at 6:30 pm. The singers also participate in additional worship services during special seasons of the church year. 

There are numerous opportunities for solo vocalists and instrumentalists to participate in worship at St. John's and current members who play violin, baritone and flute participate often either by themselves or accompanying other soloists and/or the choir. Guest vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles from the community also offer their talents for worship at St. John's on a frequent basis. 

Sunday School students, older youth and special needs youth have opportunities to offer musical talents for worship during the Christmas and Lenten/Easter season and other times throughout the year. This is a re-developing ministry at St. John's and new growth and participation is eagerly anticipated. 

St. John's is blessed to have a full 3-octave handbell set and while there is not an active handbell choir at present, this music ministry can be explored if there is sufficient interest. 

Please feel free to contact Paula Steinert, Music Director (920-410-2253) if you are interested in more information on any of musical opportunities at St. John's!

Contact Us

Community Music Calendar:

 Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus rehearsals for the 2018-2019 season begin Monday, September 10 at 1:30 pm in the South Building Oasis Room.  If you are 50 years or age or older, you are welcome to join this fun, hard-working group!  This 4-part chorus sings a variety of music for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community groups, weddings, funerals, anniversaries, church groups etc. and presents two "big" concerts each year (summer and December) at the Seniors Center.  All voice parts are welcome, but there is always a need for more "male voices," (bass, baritone or tenor).  Contact either Jane Wells at the Center (920-232-5308) or Paula Steinert, director (920-410-2253) for more info.  

Oshkosh Chamber Singers rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room of the Arts & Communications Building at UW-Oshkosh.  This 4-part by-audition choir usually performs 3 concerts per season, Fall concert in October; Lessons & Carols concerts in December and a spring concert.  Annual dues are $50.00 and there is a cost for concert attire.  Concert, ticket and participation information is available via the Chamber Singers' website and/or Facebook page.  Paula Steinert can also provide further information for those interested in participating with or learning more about OCS.  

If you know of a special musical event or concert you would like mentioned on this page, please let me know!  

God Bless - Paula Steinert, Director of Music