Music Notes


St. John's Music Ministry Schedule

Rehearsal & Date Schedule

  Sunday, Dec. 1 - Agape Singers Rehearsal, 9:00 am

Sunday, Dec. 1 - Oshkosh North Madrigal Singers, 10:00 am Prelude Concert prior to 10:15 am Advent Worship

Monday, Dec. 2 - Voices of Hope Rehearsal, 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Worship & Music Committee, 11:00 am

 St. John's Special Christmas Services 

Sun. Dec. 15th: SS and Voices of Hope Concert @ 10:15am Tues. Dec 24th: Christmas Eve Service @ 4pm 

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!

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Community Music Calendar:



Please make note of upcoming concerts in our area 


Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus Concert - "Homespun Holiday" - Saturday, December 7 2019, 2pm

OSC North Building on Campbell Road - Doors open @ 1:30pm

Paula Steinert, Director; Marshall Potter, Accompanist; Jerry Burke, Master of Ceremonies

FREE but donations gratefully accepted; Refreshments following the concert

Oshkosh Chamber Singers - Annual "Lessons & Carols" - Saturday, December 14, 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church - Downtown Oshkosh

Herb Berendsen, Director, Jared Stellmacher, Organist; Also featuring choir, soloists, handbells, brass, community readers and audience carols

Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door, $5.00 students

These concerts (especially 4:00 pm) often sell out, so get your tickets SOON! Tickets available from OCS members, or at Gardina's Restaurant or Heid Music.

Oshkosh Area Community Band & Area High School Madrigal Groups - Community Carol Sing @ The Grand

Sunday, December 15 2019, 7:00 pm - FREE but donations gratefully accepted

David Berndt, OACB Director


Oshkosh North Choirs' Winter Concert, "Holiday Cheer" - 7:30 pm, Monday, December 16 2019

Alberta Kimball Auditorium - FREE

Bridget Duffy-Ulrich, Director

Evergreen Singers Christmas Concert - Wednesday, December 18 2019, 3:00 pm

Evergreen Worship & Performing Arts Center - 1130 N. Westfield Street

FREE - Refreshments served immediately following the concert

Paula Steinert, Director; Marshall Potter, Accompanist

Oshkosh North Madrigals at the Masonic - Thursday, December 19 2019 - 7:00 pm

Oshkosh Masonic Temple - 204 Washington Ave.

Bridget Duffy-Ulrich, Director

If you have an event you would like mentioned here, please call 920-410-2253!

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!    


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.