Rehearsal & Date Schedule
Sunday, July 28 - Paula Flanner, flute @ 10:15am worship
Monday, August 5 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4pm
Tuesday, August 13 - Worship & Music Committee, 11am
Any of the above rehearsal times are subject to change depending on singers' work schedules.
Music opportunities abound at St. John's. "Agape Singers" is our adult choir (teens and young adults of course welcome!) that sings choral anthems in harmony. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays, usually at 6:30 pm(check calendar). The singers also participate in additional worship services during special seasons of the church year. "Voices of Hope" is our special needs choir open to older youth and adults and they joyously rehearse on Mondays at 4:00 pm(check calendar), providing music at least once a month for Sunday worship.
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 and teens have opportunities to offer their musical talents for worship during the Christmas and Lenten/ Easter seasons 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!
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.
SAVE THESE UPCOMING DATES!
Join the Oshkosh Community Band at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24 for another great concert! The concert is free and is located at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium (Oshkosh West High School).
The Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus will resume rehearsals for the Fall 2019 season on Monday, September 9 at 1:30 pm in the Oasis Room of the South Building. If you are interested in joining this fun, hardworking group please (ages 50 and up welcome) OR are interested in booking the full chorus or small group for your facility or community event, contact either Jane Wells (920-232-5308) or Paula Steinert (920-410-2253) for further information.
The Oshkosh Chamber Singers will resume rehearsals for the Fall 2019 season on Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm in the choir room of the Arts & Communications Building at UW-Oshkosh. If interested in auditioning for this choir or interested in tickets/concert info, please check the OCS website (oshkoshchambersingers.org) or their Facebook page for all the details. The first concert of the season is on Saturday, November 2, 4:00 pm at St. Jude parish (Sacred Heart church site).
There is always an ongoing need for any voices in the Golden Tones chorus, but right now, especially tenors and basses and if you are 50 or older and would like to be a part of a fun, active, hard-working 4-part harmony choir that sings a variety of standards, pop, Broadway, movie/show tunes, gospel, patriotic and holiday music, the consider becoming a member!
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