Concerts and Recitals

Music Programs

Welcome to another season of music at Saint John’s

Episcopal Church. We offer it all to the glory of God and for

the enrichment of the Tulsa community and beyond.

I am very excited about the formation of the Oklahoma Bach

Choir, an ensemble dedicated to performing the major choral

music of Johann Sebastian Bach with period instruments. We

will occasionally feature other composers who were

influential on Bach’s music and on the culture of Leipzig, the

city where he composed most of his cantatas. Bach’s cantatas

abound in spiritual and musical depth, and there are only a

handful of places in the United States to hear them in

“historical style,” as we will perform them.

Once again we will offer Handel’s Messiah, this year for the

first time performing it in its entirety in two performances

with period instruments. It will be recorded and broadcast on

our local NPR station the week before Christmas.

Music is a gift from God, and I look forward to sharing this

gift with you and our community.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Arndt

Music Director