Music and Choirs

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choral service music

Our schedules of choral services are now available, to include all music sung by our choirs:

JUNE - AUGUST 2021

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2021

ADVENT 2021 - EPIPHANY 2022

 

 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Easter Sunday choir

Easter Sunday choir

Mackenzie Melemed in concert

Mackenzie MelemedSt. Boniface Church welcomes back award-winning pianist, Mackenzie Melemed, winner of the 2018 Arthur Rubenstein prize and the 2017 Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Finland.  Sunday, February 13, 6:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online, $20 general admission / $10 students.

 

The Chopin Project - music for violin & piano

MattRhiannon2"Dedications and Inspirations:  Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Franck and Mozart"  Rhiannon Banerdt, violin, and Matthew Graybil, piano, perform backstories to beautiful and beloved works.  Sunday, March 13, 6:00 p.m.  Purchase tickets online, $30 general admission / $15 students.

 

Chamber Orchestra's "Beethoven: Kingma Returns"

The Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota will present its first concert ever at St. Boniface Church. The featured work on the program will be Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with guest artist Joseph Kingma, who wowed audiences with his performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto in the 2020-2021 season with the Chamber Orchestra. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Michael Schelle’s Sixth Dimension of Light, which is inspired by the stained glass windows of the church.  Wednesday, March 23, 2022  7:30 pm.  Get your tickets HERE.

 

Our Parish and Handbell Choirs

St. Boniface Church is committed to excellence in music and liturgy!

The St. Boniface Parish Choir, well known throughout Sarasota, has been the focal point of our excellent music and liturgy for several decades. Our choir, made up largely of volunteers, is led by our Organist/Choirmaster, James Guyer, and supported by lead singers for each section of voices. In addition to the primary Sunday liturgy, they also sing several concerts and prepare major music for Christmas and Easter. Currently rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:56 a.m.
 

The St. Boniface Handbell Choir plays five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and three octaves of Malmark chimes.  The Handbell Choir presents special music on occasion for the 10 a.m. service and other events.  New members are welcome!  

 

 

handbell choir

the St. Boniface Organ

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This instrument leads us all during worship and draws the community at large into our church through our concerts and recitals. The organ’s tonal design was inspired by both the instruments of Bach’s time and the great cathedral instruments built in 19th century France. The instrument also incorporates sounds useful for anthem accompaniment in the English-American Episcopal tradition, and ethereal effects suitable for the quieter portions of the service. This eclectic approach has served our music program well, leading the congregation in hymns, supporting the choir and providing a thorough palette of color to serve the organ literature.  Read more...

Wednesday evening music
Enjoy these concerts Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.: 
January 6 - organist Jeremy Filsell
January 13 - violinist Max Tan with Ying Li, piano
January 20 - classical guitarist Dr. Erol Ozsever
January 27 - Sarasota Brass Trio
February 3 - Joseph Ryan, baritone w/Ann Stephenson-Moe, organ
February 10 - Mia Laity & Jesse Munoz, violin duo
February 24 - music for flute & harp
March 3 - classical guitarist Dr. Erol Ozsever
March 10 - Luke Brennan, organ
March 17 - Emmanuel Montalvo with Jazz Quartet
March 24 - music for oboe & organ (Jonathan Gentry & James Guyer)
March 31 - Choral Compline
April 7 - Jomo Aikens, baritone
April 14 - Amici Musicale
April 21 - music for violin, trumpet & organ
April 28 - organist Cynthia Roberts Greene
May 5 - rebroadcast of pianist Noah Hardaway's concert
May 12 - Sun-Young Shin, violin and Sam Nelson, harpsichord
May 19 - Lorraine Murphy, soprano and Ann Stephenson-Moe, organ
May 23Maryta de Humahuaca, Argentinian Folk Singer
June 2 - finale quarantina concert with the St. Boniface Choir