Concert Request

If you are a performer and interested in the concert series, we encourage you to apply. We are accepting applications for performances in the 2018-19 season, with a deadline of February 1, 2018. Please complete the application form from the link below.

Concert Request Form 2018-19.pdf

We are excited to bring you the 2017-2018 Concert Season at Saint John's with a full schedule of world-class performances and musical services for the coming year. All performances start at 7:30pm.  We hope to see you in our audience and congregation soon and often!

Our full music listing can be found on our season guide here 2017-18 Music-Guide.pdf.

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.  
7:30pm October 20 - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ comprises four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from bluegrass to Bach. Their program at Saint John’s Cathedral includes works by Debussy, Bizet, Villa-Lobos, William Boughton, and J.S. Bach.

7:30pm November 17 - Dorothy Papadakos and Charlie Chaplin Short Films

An audience favorite, organist Dorothy Papadakos accompanies three Charlie Chaplin short films: The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer. An evening of fun and laughter not to be missed!

Free will offering.
7:30pm December 9 and 7:30pm December 10 Handel’s Messiah (Part I)

A Christmas tradition, Saint John’s Cathedral presents its annual performances of Handel’s most famous work, Messiah, Part I. Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso No. 6 (Christmas Concerto) opens the program.

7:30pm December 15
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

Benjamin Britten was only 20 years old when he wrote the a cappella Christmas cantata A Boy was Born in 1933, a piece that transports the listener to Christmases long ago. The concert also features the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) with organ, a work rich with familiar carol tunes, including opportunities for audience participation.

7:30pm January 26

Sullivan Fortner, American Pianist Association Jazz Fellow

Sullivan Fortner, the 2015 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianist Association, has toured with Stefon Harris & Blackout, the Christian Scott Quintet, and the Roy Hargrove Quintet. He has studied and performed with many great musicians, including The Marsalis Family, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Marcus Belgrave, The Jordan Family, Irvin Mayfield, Peter Martin, and Dave Liebman.

7:30pm February 2 Evans Choir

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

7:30pm February 16 Isabelle Demers, organ

Organist Isabelle Demers has enraptured critics, presenters, and audience members around the globe with her spell-binding performances. A native of Québec and a graduate of The Juilliard School, Ms. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas.

Free will offering.
7:30pm February 23

Daniel Hsu, piano - Van Cliburn Bronze Winner

20-year-old American pianist Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal and prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and chamber music at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Daniel was also a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

7:30pm March 9 Colorado Children’s Chorale

Since 1974, the Colorado Children’s Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world. With a diverse repertoire ranging from fully-staged opera and musical theater to standard choral compositions in classical, folk, and popular traditions, the Chorale performs with an innovative stage presentation and a unique theatrical spirit.

7:30pm April 20
Kenneth Broberg, piano - Van Cliburn Silver Winner

A native of Minneapolis, Kenneth Broberg was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Broberg has won first prizes at the Hastings and Dallas international piano competitions, in addition to medals at the Sydney, Seattle, New Orleans, and Wideman (Shreveport) competitions. He has performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic, among others.

7:30pm May 4

Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus enjoys an active schedule of national tour dates, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis/St. Paul, educational outreach programs, and recordings. Cantus is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence, and charismatic personality.

7:30pm May 18
Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir
Howells Requiem

Herbert Howells never fully recovered from the death of his 9-year-old son Michael in 1935. The outpouring of music that helped the father deal with his crushing grief is among the most poignant and powerful of any composer in any era. Also on the program will be Gerald Finzi’s haunting “Lo, the full, final sacrifice,” and a new work by Mack Wilberg called “The Prodigal,” both with organ.
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