Music and Choirs
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Siesta Youth Chorale
St. Boniface Church’s 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.
 
Evensong and recitals
Noah Hardaway, piano
 
Ben Henderson, organ
 
James Guyer, organ
 
Mary Mozelle, organ
 
Booker High School Trio, violin

 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Easter Sunday choir

Easter Sunday choir

Wednesday evening music
In September, enjoy these concerts Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.: 
September 2 - Jesse Munoz and James Guyer, music for violin & organ
September 9 - Organist Ann Stephenson-Moe
September 16 - Baritone Richardo Rivera, pianist George Hemcher
September 23 - Tenor David Kesler
September 30 - Jesse Martins, piano, Nadine Trudel, Cello, Milene Moreira, violin trio
 
Quarantina concerts

This part of our varied music ministry provides a unique mixture of historically informed instrumental and sacred choral music performed live at St. Boniface Church, to be viewed from the comfort and safety of your home. 

It is our hope that these livestream performances can bring joy and peace to those in our community who are staying home during this time. We also hope to provide a stage, voice and audience for those members of our Sarasota music community who are not able to reach you in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm here on our website, on boxcast.tv or on our Facebook page!

These programs are brought to you by the Boniface Friends of Music.  Please consider a donation to help us continue this concert series. Any gift you can make goes a long way; a $200 donation will sponsor an entire Wednesday night concert (or consider $100 as co-sponsor), and will receive a live thank you.

Enjoy these past concerts:

Violinist Jesse Munoz

Clarinetist Laura Petty

Members of our Siesta Youth Chorale

Pianist Lise Frank

SopranoThea Lobo and Sam Nelson piano/organ

Soprano Dominique Cecchetti and pianist Jesse Martins

Soprano Rebecca Stracener and organist James Guyer

Organist Ann Moe and trumpeter Anthony Limoncelli

Guitarist Zachary Johnson

Cellist Natalie Helm

Organist Richard Benedum

Tenor Rafael Davila and Dr. Joseph Holt, piano

Flutist Jen Weinstein

Violinist Mia Laity

Pianist Dr. Joe Holt

Booker High School violinists Larah Pereira, Mariah Sanchez, Koraima Garza

Violist Daniel Urbanowicz

Organist Dr. James Guyer

Cellist Troy Chang

Organist Sam Nelson and St. Boniface Quarantina 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...