Music and Choirs
music series 2017 - 2018
The Boniface Music Series magnifies the glory of God by bringing to the community the best and brightest performers each season


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Matthew Vero
October 15 - 6:00 p.m.
Zach Hemenway
October 29 - 6:00 p.m.
Evensong with Recital
November 5 - 4:00 p.m.
November 12 - 6:00 p.m.
December 17 - 6:00 p.m.
Eric Plutz
January 14 - 6:00 p.m.
March 2 - 7:00 p.m.
March 11 - 5:00 p.m.
March 18 - 6:00 p.m.
Sarasota Youth Opera
April 22 - 6:00 p.m.
Evensong with Recital
May 6 - 4:00 p.m.



Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Easter Sunday choir

Easter Sunday choir

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

organ shot

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...


Sarasota youth opera

We welcome back the Sarasota Youth Opera on Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m., the fifth visit of the Youth Opera to St. Boniface Church, and they are astounding – if you have not been to hear them yet, then mark your calendars now!   Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera has given countless young people age 8 and older an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in choruses, Sarasota Opera's main stage productions, and the Youth Opera's own productions.  A FREE event, thanks to the Boniface Friends of Music (freewill offering).

evensong with recital

Join us Sunday, May 6, for this meditative and serene style of worship that has been sung regularly in the Anglican Communion since the 16th century. This long-standing tradition lends itself as a liturgy driven primarily by choral music, some of which is sung by the choir and some by the congregation.  A 4:00 p.m. recital  precedes the service with the talented young violinist, Giordano Scarano, accompanied by pianist Jesse Martins, Music Director, Sarasota Youth Opera.