Music and Choirs
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 still 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.
 
music series 2018 - 2019
The Boniface Music Series magnifies the glory of God by bringing to the community the best and brightest performers each season

 

CLICK HERE to see the series brochure

Thank you for supporting another season of wonderful performances!

Young Artist Showcase 
Natalie Almeter (soprano) 
Luca Stine (trumpet) 
October 21 - 4:00 p.m.
 
D'Amore Duo
William Feasley (guitar)
Emily Tsai (oboe)
November 18 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Lessons & Carols
December 9 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Dr. Andrew Kotylo
(organ)
January 27 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Brice Hamilton
(piano)
February 17 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Romm Family Trio
(piano & trumpets)
March 24 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Angela Massey & Friends
(flute, piano, organ)
April 7 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Sarasota Youth Opera
April 28 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Nathan Laube
(organ)
May 5 - 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

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...

 

Young artist showcase concert

Natalie Almeter photoLuca Stine photoThis 2nd annual event features Natalie Almeter, soprano, and Luca Stine, jazz trumpet, co-winners of our May auditions.  Natalie is a senior studying vocal performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and Luca is a home-schooled high schooler dual-enrolled at State College of Florida.  This not-to-miss concert is FREE, thanks to the generosity of the Boniface Friends of Music (free will offering).  All are invited to a reception in the Parish Hall following the concert.  Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.  Not able to come?  Watch the live stream of the event HERE.