We are excited to bring you the 2019-2020 Concert Season at Saint John's with a full schedule of performances and musical services for the coming year. All Friday performances start at 7:30pm. We hope to see you in our audience 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.

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 2020-2021 season, with a deadline of February 1, 2020. Please complete the application form from the link below.

Concert Request Form for 2020-2021 Season

Friday Series – all concerts at 7:30pm


October 25
Rachel Cheung, piano

Winner of the Audience Award and finalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Young Steinway Artist Rachel Cheung makes her Denver debut performing works by Rameau, Debussy, Ravel, and Liszt.

Jean-Philippe Rameau Selections from Pièces de Clavecin
Claude Debussy
                    La soirée dans Grenade
                   Jardins sous la pluie

Gabriel Fauré Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, op. 63
                         Impromptu No. 2 in F Minor, op. 31

Maurice Ravel “Toccata” from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Franz Liszt Sonata in B Minor, S. 178


November 8
Dorothy Papadakos, organ with silent film, The Kid

Organist Papadakos improvises to The Kid, a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and featuring Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin's first full-length film as a director.

Free will offering

December 7 and 8
Handel’s Messiah

A Saint John’s Cathedral tradition of Handel’s most famous work, Messiah, Part I, with conductor Mathieu Lussier, Nadya Hill, soprano, Claire McCahan, mezzo-soprano, Michael Hoffman, tenor, Josh DeVane, baritone, and the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra.


December 13

Kantorei celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its holiday CD “little tree” by reprising many of the selections on the recording, including its namesake by Eric Whitacre. The program features the late American vocal jazz composer and arranger, Phil Mattson with some holiday favorites, and a tour of the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies in a delightful suite by Malcolm Dalglish for choir and hammered dulcimer.


December 20
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – referring to the length of the Yuletide Season of the Church calendar – is depicted by St. Martin’s in Twelve scenes, each fashioned around an episode in the Christmas story.



January 31
Janette Fishell, organ

Janette Fishell is Professor of Music and Chair of the Organ Department at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a recitalist and teacher of international standing.

Free will offering

February 21
Beijing Guitar Duo

Composed of guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo has performed around the world in halls such as the Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall and the National Theatre in Beijing.


March 20
Sullivan Fortner, jazz piano

Lauded as one of the top jazz pianists of his generation, Sullivan Fortner is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances. The winner of three prestigious awards – a Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and the 2016 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists – Sullivan’s music embodies the essence of the blues and jazz as he connects music of all eras and genres through his improvisation.


May 1
The Colorado High School Activities Association Vocal Gala is a showcase of some of the best high school choirs across the state of Colorado. Tickets $10 at https://gofan.co/app/search or at the door.
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin and Hsing-Ay Hsu, piano

12pm Tuesday, January 14

Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 2000, Hwang-Williams will perform an all-Beethoven program featuring Romance No. 1 and No. 2 and Sonata for piano and violin in F Major, Op. 24 (Spring). Pianist and collaborator Hsing-Ay Hsu includes on the program the Maestoso: allegro con brio ed appassionato movement from Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111.

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Denver, CO 80203