Music programs are added to this schedule throughout the year, please continue to check back for updated information. Unless otherwise noted, concerts take place in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information on concerts, please call 410-626-2539. Click here for campus map and driving directions.
Friday, February 12, 8 p.m.
John Brancy, baritone, and Peter Dugan, piano, present “Songs of the Great War.” This program pays tribute to the World War One Centennial and unites songs by British, German, French, and American composers whose lives and music were influenced by World War I. The music sums up the heartbreaking difference between the world at the century’s beginning and the unprecedented destruction of 1914–1918, when the first fully mechanized conflict in human history changed the shape of the world. Composers include Debussy, Ravel, Butterworth, Orff, Ives, Poulenc, and others.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Lift Every Voice Concert
Join the St. John’s community as some of the finest regional vocalists perform inspiring gospel spirituals at the annual “Lift Every Voice” concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A reception will follow the performance.
Friday, October 30, 2015 – The Parker Quartet
The Parker Quartet, hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary” and by the Boston Globe for their “fiercely committed performances,” returns to St. John’s College. The Parkers—as they are affectionately called by their devoted listeners—have distinguished themselves as one of the preeminent ensembles of their generation. Appearing at St. John’s for the eighth consecutive year, they are established audience favorites.
Friday, September 25, 2015 – New York Polyphony
New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. The four men will perform “Kaleidoscope,” music of sensual poetry, including motets from the Early English Renaissance and newly crafted compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered Renaissance and medieval works, has not only earned them critical acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
For more Friday night events at St. John's College, see our Formal Lecture Series page.