Music and Choirs
choral service music

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

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019 

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music series 2019 - 2020
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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Young Artist Showcase 
Teia Watson (mezzo-soprano) 
October 13 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Mackenzie Melemed (piano)
November 17 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Seraphic Fire
December 9 - 7:30 p.m.
 
Musica Viva's "Peter and the Wolf"
with Christopher Wheaton (violin)
January 5 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Music for Organ and Harp
James Guyer (organ)
Ann Hobson-Pilot (harp)
February 2 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Cabaret Show
"The 1959 Broadway Songbook"
February 21 - 7:30 p.m.
ticketed event
 
"Nunsense"
March 13 & 14 - 7:00 p.m.
ticketed event
 
Marilyn Keiser (organ)
March 22 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Music for Flute and Harp
Jane Hoffman (flute)
Giuseppina Ciarla (harp)
April 19 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Sarasota Youth Opera
May 3 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Kalle Toivio (organ)
May 10 - 6:00 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

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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...

Siesta Youth Chorale
St. Boniface Church’s newest community-wide music ministry, provides music enrichment for children in preschool through 5th grade.  Students will learn musicianship skills using the Royal School of Church Music “Voice for Life” curriculum, and through group classes, rehearsals and individual music lessons.  Auditions and registration are open, rehearsals are weekly. To join, contact Dr. James Guyer, 941-349-5616 x326 or syc@bonifacechurch.org.  Click here to learn more about this program, and you can now register online.
 
recital and evensong service

Hardaway headshotSunday, September 29, 5:00 pm  The service will be preceded by a recital featuring 2019 Young Artist Showcase scholarship recipient, Noah Hardaway. As a pianist, Mr. Hardaway is already earning great acclaim and honors. He holds degrees from the prestigious music programs at Rice University and Shenandoah University. The recital will be followed by a Choral Evensong featuring the works of Parry, Webster, Williams and Coates.  Click here to watch the service via live stream.

Young artist showcase concert

Teia Watson Photo - editThe Friends of Music present the 2019 Young Artist Showcase recital on Sunday, October 13 at 6:00 pm. This concert features 2019 Young Artist Scholarship winner Teia Watson, mezzo-soprano. Teia began her vocal studies at the State College of Florida as a student of Melodie Dickerson. With an eclectic repertoire including opera and musical theatre classics, Ms. Watson is already earning impressive acclaim. She has earned numerous awards at NATS, National Association of Teachers of Singing. Teia is an alto apprentice at Choral Artists of Sarasota under the direction of Joseph Holt. Ms. Watson holds a degree from the State College of Florida and we are delighted to announce that she will be using the Young Artist Scholarship Award to continue her vocal education at the University of Tampa.  A free event (freewill offering) thanks to the Boniface Friends of Music.