Concert Request

If you are a performer and interested in the concert series, we encourage you to apply for a future season.  Applications are closed for the 2016-17 season.  Requests to perform in the 2017-18 season will be considered with a deadline of February 1, 2017.

Concert Request Form 2017-18.pdf

We are excited to bring you the 2015-2016 Concert Season at Saint John's with a full schedule of world-class performances and musical services for the coming year. We hope to see you in our audience and congregation soon and often!

For information on our Music at Noon concerts, Evensong, or other special services with music, please visit our Music at Noon and Liturgical Music pages via the menu on the right.

TICKET SALES: Please note that many concerts are free with a freewill donation collected, but some are ticketed. The Cathedral sells tickets only for concerts produced by the Cathedral, such as our choir's own performances of Handel's Messiah each year. Other local ensembles use our space and sell their own tickets; the Cathedral does not sell tickets for these concerts. Please read the description of the concert you wish to attend below for ticket information.  
Eric Plutz returns to Denver to inaugurate the newly installed antiphonal organ.

As the University Organist at Princeton University his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, and solo concerts.  He also coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel.  In addition, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and Princeton Pro Musica, both in Princeton, NJ.  He is also Lecturer in Music and Instructor of Organ at Princeton University, maintains a private studio of organ students, and is Dean of the Central New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
As an organ concert soloist, Mr. Plutz, has accepted engagements in distinguished locations across the United States and abroad including Germany, Austria, Philadelphia (Verizon Hall, the Wanamaker Organ, Longwood Gardens), New York City (Avery Fisher Hall, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Cathedral of St. John the Divine), Washington, DC (Washington National Cathedral), and San Francisco (Grace Cathedral).  He has been a featured artist at two Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (Region III in 2007, Regions I & II in 2011), and at the 2010 National AGO Convention in Washington, DC, Mr. Plutz performed twice, in collaboration with two local groups.  His playing has been broadcast on “With Heart and Voice,” “Pipedreams,” and “the Wanamaker Organ Hour.”

Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. From 1995 through 2004, Mr. Plutz was organist and director of music at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C. and performed with numerous DC organizations.

Free and open to the public.



Boulder Bach Festival
Concertos and Chorales Contextualized

Featuring three choirs, solo organ, and two strings ensembles, this antiphonal presentation travels through three centuries of chorale settings, contrasting these profound works with two of Bach’s most adored instrumental works: the Concerto for Two Violins and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.

New York-based Maureen Murchie and Tal McGee join Colorado's Aniel Cabán and Boulder Bach Festival Director Zachary Carrettin as concerto soloists. Murchie and Carrettin double on Cellos da Spalla, and Christopher Holman (Bach Society Houston) performs as organ soloist.


Acclaimed organist Dorothy Papadakos returns to Saint John's Cathedral to accompany the scariest silent movie, Nosferatu.  Come with your friends and family in Halloween costume.  This will be a night to remember!

Free will offering.

The Helios Piano Trio, comprised of violinist John Fadial, cellist Beth Vanderborgh, and pianist Chi-Chen Wuis a dynamic new piano trio from the University of Wyoming. Their rich and diverse backgrounds as performers combine to produce probing and passionate interpretations of the great repertoire for violin, cello and piano. First performing together only three years ago, they recognized that indescribable "spark" from the start, and have never looked back. Already with numerous performances behind them, they are quickly becoming one of America's hottest new ensembles.

Free will offering.

It is Kantorei's 20th Anniversary! Kantorei celebrates by performing your favorite Christmas music by request! Send your requests for the music you want to hear by visiting, or by emailing at The music for the concert has yet to be selected; submit your requests before October 1st to be considered as part of the final program.


A Christmas tradition, Saint John’s Cathedral presents its annual performances of Handel’s most famous work, Messiah, Part I.  William Boyce’s jubilant Symphony No. 5 opens the program.  The full ensemble includes talented vocal cast, Saint John’s Cathedral Choir and orchestra.


To say “Christmas Carol” these days is inevitably to think of the thrilling and beautiful arrangements that Sir David Willcocks, who died in September 2015, wrote when he was the organist-choirmaster at King’s College, Cambridge and later director of the Royal College of Music. Paying tribute to this giant of the 20th century choral world, and the Lessons & Carols services that he helped make famous, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir invites back acclaimed organist Ralph Valentine, who has thrilled St. Martin’s holiday audiences for the last two years.


The Evans Choir is a chamber choir made up of professional singers in the Denver area and select students from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music.  Under the direction of founder-conductor Catherine Sailer, the ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire, from the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde.

Tickets sold at the door.

A native of Miami, Florida, Greg is a graduate student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He was the First Prize winner in both the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition and the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition, and was selected as a 2010 NFAA YoungArts Silver Medal Winner. Greg is the Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City.

Free will offering.
Spend an evening with the Concert Choir and Tour Choir in one of these beautiful acoustic settings for a performance that will leave you speechless. Honoring hundreds of years of choral tradition, from sacred to folk to contemporary, everyone will leave fulfilled.

Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director; Mary Louise Burke, Associate Director


Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News).


Sound the Trumpet!


Belgian composer Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) is remembered for several organ works, the most festive of which is his Mass for Choir, Brass, and Organ. Coupled with this exuberant work are the complete works for brass and chorus by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) – six pieces of power and majesty that couple brass (and sometimes organ) with chorus. A sonic tour de force to crown St. Martin's season with splendor!



Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral presents a free, inaugural dedicatory concert of the new Antiphonal Organ; featuring Eric Plutz, Organist of Princeton University Organist, Friday September 30th at 7:30 pm.

1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203