FUNDRAISING CONCERT, JULY 29

LIVE In-person & Streamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary at St. John United, 7pm.

“Listening to music in the sanctuary at St. John United is like being wrapped in a huge hug of sound.”

—Deeji Killian, NW Firelight Chorale

Building a thriving neighborhood on Phinney Ridge means replacing loneliness with loving connection. One of the ways St. John United lives out our call to love, to share, and to serve is through music. You are invited to find sanctuary in the listening experience of beautiful, live music by local musicians. Let your heart be moved, your spirits lifted, your mind and body opened to the feeling of being held together in sanctuary. Enjoy the warm and generous acoustics in our musical sanctuary, or join us from home, perhaps with a watch party! Click here to reserve your space, live and in-person or request the livestream link.

To continue to offer the touch of musical sanctuary each summer, in the new world of pandemics, St. John United needs your help! We invite you to give generously, from your ability, towards high quality live-streaming. Click here to help us raise $1,000 towards this meaningful project. 

“The pandemic made me aware of how much I need human touch and connection. It’s such a relief to be here again—to hear the piano in this space and to be together.” 

—Community Member, St. John United

About pianist Michael Carroll: A performer and teacher with musical roots on both sides of the Salish Sea, Michael has appeared in many recitals and chamber music performances in Seattle area venues, as well as orchestral appearances in works of Mozart, Poulenc and Bartok. While his repertoire is mainly centered on the music of the 18th and 19th centuries, he has also performed the premieres of several new works. An experienced accompanist, he has performed with numerous vocalists, choral groups and opera workshops, and for ten years, he was staff pianist and program annotator for the Thalia Symphony Orchestra.

Here’s how your contribution will support concerts and live-streaming at St. John United:

  • $500 Live-streaming equipment & technology upgrades
  • $250 Artist/musician & piano tuning fees
  • $100 Mics, cameras and software update fund
  • $50 Wi-fi for a month
  • $25 Printing and promotion for a concert
  • $10 Wherever support is most needed

Reserve your seats: As indoor seating is limited for pandemic safety, we encourage you to reserve seats soon by emailing victoria@stjohnunited.org or by clicking the button below. We invite you to give generously, from your ability. You can make your online donation below, and bring cash, a check, or credit card in person on the day of the show.

Seating options include:

  • Verified, vaccinated-only section
  • Masking and distanced seating with distance between households
  • Your reservation will also give you access to the livestream link, which will be emailed to you before the concert.

If you cannot attend, but still wish to donate you may do so anytime by clicking here or by mailing a contribution to the church at the address below. Thank you for coming out and making community in our musical sanctuary. It will be good to be together! 

Pianist Michael, Pastor Anna, the Staff & Community at St. John United


July 29 Program:

Italian Concerto — J. S. Bach
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto

Sonatine — Maurice Ravel
1. Moderé
2. Mouvement de Menuet
3. Animé

Berceuse, Op. 57 — Frederic Chopin
Mazurka, Op. 30 No. 4
Nocturne, Op. 27 No. 2

Sonata, Op. 57 “Appassionata” — Ludwig van Beethoven
1. Allegro assai
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro ma non troppo

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