Music and Choirs

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

JUNE - AUGUST 2022

SEPT - NOVEMBER 2022

 

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!  

 

 

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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...

 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Easter Sunday choir

Easter Sunday choir

Seraphic fire christmas

Celebrate the Christmas season with glorious music! Florida's Grammy®-nominated vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire, returns to St. Boniface Church December 7th at 7 pm. Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a Capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Don’t miss the Christmas choral event of the season! Get your tickets today at Seraphicfire.org.

music by the sea

Announcing St. Boniface: Music by the Sea - 2022-2023! Please enjoy browsing our online brochure. It includes many links to learn more about our season's performers, along with links to past performances that were live-streamed. Just hover your mouse over the text of whatever you'd like to discover more information. If you are viewing on a touch device, just tap the text, and your web browser will open the link. You can also buy tickets to future performances using this brochure.

SYV LogoSarasota Young Voices Join us for holiday cheer as SYV choir performs their “Annual Holiday Concert.”  If your family is looking for a holiday event this season, don’t miss this one and spread the gift of music to everyone!            Sunday, December 11th – 2 pm    (free-will offering event)
 

Linda & VytasLinda Bento-Rei, Flute w/ Vytas Baksys, Piano  Acclaimed flutist Linda-Bento Rei and pianist Vytas Baksys present an evening of masterworks for flute and piano.    Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 PM  (free-will offering event)

QuartetPhoto1Astralis Chamber Ensemble The award-winning musicians of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble; Angela Massey (flute), Yuriy Bekker (violin), Megan Chartier (cello), and Joyce Chen (harpsichord); will present an enchanting concert of Baroque music on Saturday, January 14 at 6 pm. These musicians have received international recognition, and some are traveling across the country to share this concert with the Sarasota community. “Treasures of the Baroque,” will include one of the most notable works from this time period, the Trio Sonata from J.S. Bach’s “The Musical Offering,” as well as solos to feature each performer. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music with the Astralis Chamber Ensemble.  Saturday - January 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM (tickets $20 general admission, $10 w/ College ID, Free for 18 & under online here or at the door)

COS Members.edit 1Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota returns to St. Boniface with Virtuoso Night, a concert featuring Baroque, Classical and 20th century masterpieces. The program includes music by Bach, Mozart, Nielsen, and Janacek. Experience the genius of Baroque, Classical, and 20th century masterpieces performed by the finest musicians in elegant and intimate surroundings. Acclaimed piano soloist Josef Kingma joins the ensemble. Robert Vodnoy is the Music Director of this brilliant ensemble.  Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30 PM  (tickets available at https://chamberorchestrasarasota.org/)

CD w keyboardEleonora Lvov – "The Romantic Piano"  Internationally acclaimed virtuoso and recording artist Eleonora Lvov performs masterpieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov & Gershwin. A luminous, boldly emotive pianist, she emanates spirituality and ardent passion through her music.   Sunday, February 26th at 6:00 PM  (tickets $20 general admission, $10 w/College id, free for 18 & under online here or at the door)

2016 Sarasota Musica Viva Black LogoSarasota Musica Viva & The St. Boniface Choir with Organist, Jeremy Filsell - “Duruflé's Requiem” Join us for this special event featuring local talents as Sarasota Musica Viva combines forces with the Choir at St. Boniface for an epic performance of Duruflé’s masterpiece.   Sunday, March 26th at 6 pm  (tickets: $20 general admission, $10 w/College id, free for 18 & under online here or at the door)