2017–2018 Concert Series


“And Did The World With Devils Swarm” by Hollis Thoms

November 4, 2017 – 7:00 PM

The world premiere performance of “And did the world with devils swarm, all gaping to devour us…” a one act opera commemorating the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the 95 theses by Martin Luther. Jason Thoms will be featured as Martin Luther, and Sarah Bleasdale as his wife, Katie. Playing in the accompanying chamber ensemble is Sonja Winkler, oboe; Jonas Thoms, horn; Timothy Koch, organ; Barry Dove, percussion and Ronald Mutchnik, violin.

Bach: Cello Suite in G, BWV 1007 – Prelude
Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060 – Adagio
Bach: Chorale Prelude ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 599
Hollis Thoms: Rondo 2 (2015) for horn and marimba

The concert will conclude with the audience singing of the beloved Martin Luther Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. This performance will be presented as a free gift to the community!

Bach Choir Christmas

Handel’s Messiah – The Bach Choir of Baltimore

December 9, 2017 – 2:00 PM

The Bach Choir of Baltimore and its Baroque Orchestra and superb soloists will return to St. Stephen’s to perform George Frideric Handel’s beloved Messiah.

Featured soloists:
Jessica Beebe – Soprano
Jessica Renfro – Mezzo-Soprano
Min Jin – Tenor
Andrew Pardini – Baritone
A festive tea will follow the performance.

Tickets: $25

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach’s Best – Instrumental Concert

February 3, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Brandenburg Concerto III in G – BWV 1048
Double Violin Concerto BWV 1043
Orchestral Suite # 2 BWV 1067
Featured sololists: Violinist Ronald Mutchnick and Oboist Sandra Gerster Lisicky

Tickets: $20



April 28, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Founded in 2010, hexaCollective is a vocal ensemble in which the members are equally skilled as soloists in their own right. Performances are varied to highlight individuals as well as the group as a whole. hexaCollective’s name comes from six voice categories commonly used for classical singing: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass.


Organ Marathon

May 26, 27 & 28, 2018

Concerts each day, every hour on the hour. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is located right in the middle of the annual ARTSFEST celebration! Each year during the entire weekend, our doors are open to welcome the community to come in out of the sun (or rain!), relax in a pew, and enjoy a short 10-minute organ concert every hour on the hour between noon and ARTSFEST’s closing. Music includes patriotic and popular tunes as well as classical selections. “Requests” are taken as well! As always, these performances will be presented as free gifts to the community.

These performances will be presented as a free gift to the community!

All performances are held in historic St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral,
221 North Front Street, Harrisburg.

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Handel's Messiah - The Bach Choir of Baltimore

Bach’s Best – Instrumental Concert

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