Rehearsal & Date Schedule
Thurs., March 21 - Agape Singers' Rehearsal, 6:30pm
Sun., March 24 - Ben Gordon, trumpet @ 10:15am worship
Mon., March 25 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4:00pm
Thurs., March 28 - Agape Singers' Rehearsal, 6:30pm
Mon., April 1 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4:00pm
Tues., April 9 - Worship & Music Committee - 11:00am
Sun., April 14 - Palm/Passion Sunday @ 10:15am worship, SS children, Voices of Hope & Agape Singers
(Singers' warmup @ 9:30am)
Thurs., April 18 - Maundy Thursday worship @ 6:30pm, Agape Singers (singers' warmup @ 5:45pm)
Fri., April 19 - Good Friday Tenebrae worship @ 12:00Noon, Agape Singers (singers' warmup @ 11:15am)
Sun., April 21 - Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship @ 7:00am with special music
Sun., April 21 - Easter Sunday Worship at 10:30am (NOTE: 15 minutes later than usual due to Easter Breakfast between services)
with special music
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!
Oshkosh Chamber Singers and Oshkosh Symphony present Handel's "Messiah," Palm Sunday, April 14 2019 @ 3:00 pm, Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Mary's site on Merritt Ave). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This is the first time since 1990 that the "Messiah" has been performed in its entirety in Oshkosh. Directed by Herb Berendsen and also featuring guest soloists. This is sure to be a sell-out, so get your tickets SOON!
Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus' Summer Concert, "Broadway Bound" is Saturday, June 29 2019 at OSC North Building on Campbell Road. Directed by Paula Steinert, with Marshall Potter accompanist, Jerry Burke, Master of Ceremonies and guest female barbershop group "Fox Sounds." The concert is FREE but donations are gratefully appreciated to support the chorus and the Center's programs. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
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