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"The Essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." Felix Mendelssohn

Under the direction of St. John's Director of Music, Nathan Lively, St. John's 2018 Concert Series will offer a diverse mix of instruments and artists, with the goal of exposing music enthusiasts to the various strengths and abilities of different instruments. Each artist was selected because of their particular skill and acumen.  

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 Purchase Tickets for the Jackson Merrill Concert
Piano
May 6 at 4 pm

Jackson Merrill

 Jackson Merrill is recognized as one of the most gifted young pianists in New England. A native of Florida, since his arrival in Connecticut, Merrill has quickly attracted an enthusiastic following for his inspired performance and distinguished technique. Currently, Merrill is the resident Music Director at Trinity Church, Hartford. He will be performing Toccata in E minor by Bach, Sonata No. 17 in B flat by Mozart and Piano Sonata No. 3 by Norman Dello Joio.

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Messiah

Organ and Choir
December 8 at 2 pm

Messiah Handel

The Messiah, by Georg Frederik Handel, will be performed by an ensemble of instruments, singers and distinguished soloists. Handel's magnum opus was composed for and originally performed with sixteen voices -- not a chorus of hundreds, as is the current vogue. St. John's production will strive to recapture Handel's vision and to be as historically accurate as possible. In addition to members of the St. John's Choir, singers will include members from the Yale Schola Cantorum and Voxtet; soloists Logan Tanner, Mary McCue and Brady Delvecchio, accompanied by members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra along with organist Nathan Lively, under the direction of Vaughn Mauren.

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