St John Sunday Concert Series 2018-2019

St John United Methodist Church, 550 Mt Paran Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30327

We are proud to present this, the sixth season of concerts at St. John UMC. Thanks to our collaboration with the ProMozart Society of Atlanta, The William Baker Choral Foundation and Georgia Institute of Technology, a rich and diverse source of ensembles and solo performers await your present.

Join us as we celebrate life, art, world class music, and the great community of Sandy Springs!

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The New South Festival Singers

Andrew Schmidt, Director

Sunday, October 21, 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the William Baker Choral Foundation

The New South Festival Singers have thrilled audiences both here and abroad. This 40-voice auditioned ensemble presents music of the highest artistry, but always accessible to the novice listener.

Alessandra Tiraterra, Pianist

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 PM

Sponsored by he ProMozart Society of Atlanta

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Alessandra Tiraterra has drawn the attention of the musical world when she started concertizing at the age of fourteen. She has performed hundreds of recitals for festivals and institutions in Europe and in the US, including Cargenie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Society.



Walk through Bethlehem

December 8 & 9, 6:00-8:00 PM

A favorite of Sandy Springs, this annual living outdoor pageant is an experience for people of ALL ages! Come and enjoy the nostalgia and warmth of the season; children will love the live animals, angels and shepherds.

Come listen to live music in the sanctuary performed by members of the St John music ministry.

the st John Chancel choir performs messiah

Sunday, December 16, 10:30 AM

The Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra will present the beloved Part One of Handel’s MESSIAH; otherwise known as the Christmas Portion.

In addition to the thrilling music of these ensembles, the congregation will enjoy caroling, accompanied by the chamber players and organist Deborah Ulrich.

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peter fletcher, classical guitar

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the ProMozart Society of Atlanta

Every time classical guitarist Peter Fletcher appears at Carnegie Hall, he has a packed house. Whether audience members are hearing him for the first time or were so enraptured by his technical skill and poised delivery that they’ve become diehard fans, Fletcher understands how to put together a repertoire that keeps audiences wanting more. And that is his genius.

The Georgia tech chamber choir

Dr. Jerry D. Ulrich, Conductor and Director

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00 PM

Come and enjoy the famed Georgia Tech Chamber Choir as this renowned ensemble presents choral works with a modern perspective.


The New South Festival Singers

Andrew Schmidt, Director

Sunday, March 24, 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the William Baker Choral Foundation

Presenting REQUIEM by Gabriel Faure.

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Caroline Owen, pianist

Sunday, April 7, 3:00 PM

Caroline is the ProMozart Society’s 2018 Scholarship Competition winner. She was selected by a panel of four judges and received a $5,000 Scholarship to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Caroline performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a winner of the 2015 Furman Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. She has also performed for Lucille Chung, Martin Katz, William Westney, Sandra Shen, and Jodi Chan in masterclass settings. Caroline is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance under Dr. Liza Stepanova at the University of Georgia, where she holds a graduate teaching assistantship.


The Pro mozart society of atlanta annual concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00 PM

A special annual concert by selected friends and members of the ProMozart Society. You will thrill to the vocalists and instrumentalists who will present selections from the great classics, musical theater and opera. A reception will follow the concert.

The St. John Concert Series honors the life and memory of Lucille Paulsen McEver (1917-2013), a member of St. John United Methodist Church. Mrs. McEver was also a member of Delta Golden Wings and Heritage Sandy Springs. She supported the ministries of St. John Church, her Sandy Springs community, and the performing arts. Lucille was especially fond of vocal music; especially opera and the choral arts. Her thoughtful generosity provided an estate that will continue to support ministries of outreach for her church including concerts of music. We give thanks for Mrs. McEver and her family for their thoughtful generosity in providing this legacy that will be a blessing to all who will hear.
— George Butler, Minister of Music