Open to the public, all are welcome to enjoy the concerts sponsored by the St. John's Concert Series. The St. John's Concert Series aims to bring renowned organists and musical acts to the Sacramento metropolitan area at reasonable prices. Concerts take place in our beautiful sanctuary, which features our Bedient Opus 80 organ.


Stimmen aus dem Herzen

Saturday, November 18 | 4:00 pm

Voices from the Heart 

A musical celebration uplifting the 500th Year of Luther's Reformation and The Sesquicentennial Anniversary of St. John's Lutheran Church. The choirs of St. John's, in company with community partners The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus and Vox Musica, will unite in soulful voice and "Sing God's Love Into The World." Concert highlights include: Mendelssohn's Der 42 Psalm Wie der Hirsch Schrite (As The Hart) performed by Combined Choruses with featured soprano solo, Carrie Hennessy; J.S. Bach's Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring & A Mighty Fortress/Ein Fest Berg accompanied by the Festival Orchestra. Steven Johnson is the Conductor, and Ryan Enright is organist. Special guests include VOCALe, The Choirs of Sacramento City Music Department, Daniel Paulson, Conductor.

$20.00 Suggested Donation  

Proceeds to Benefit St. John's Music Ministry 


Paul Jacobs Organ Concert

Sunday, September 24 | 3:00 pm

Paul Jacobs, one of the most dynamic performers in today’s organ world, will play the next St. John's Resounds! recital on September 24 at 3:00 pm. In addition, he might play a piece in church that morning. He is the first organist to win a Grammy for his work, and heads the organ department at the famed Julliard School in New York. Enthralling listeners from his earliest years, Paul made musical history at the age of 23 when he played Bach’s complete organ works in one 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Ryan Enright Organ Concert

Sunday, June 4 | 2:00 pm

Please join Ryan Enright for an organ recital at St. John's, June the 4th at 2 PM. The program is a musical voyage as well as a seasonal reflection on the coming of summer and a nod to Pentecost, which begins that day. The program will consist of works by French Canadian composer Rachel Laurin, Parisian organist-composer Thierry Escaich, a monumental work of Max Reger, one by Ryan Enright himself, a work by Messiaen and excerpts from the sixth and final organ symphony of Louis Vierne. Of course, no program is complete without Bach!

Love, Stories

Featuring Jason Pettit & Kay Alteri

Friday, February 17 | 7:00 pm

 Featuring our cantor-in-residence, Jason Pettit, and Kay Alteri, accompanist for the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, the two will collaborate on classic favorites and “hidden gem” love-themed duets, interspersed with intimate solo moments and a special quartet number featuring guest vocalists. Steven Johnson, our Director of Worship & Music, will accompany on the piano.

Christoph Bull Organ Concert

Saturday, February 11 | 2:00 pm

Christoph Bull is organist-in-residence of First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, which boasts the largest church pipe organ in the world. Bull may be described as a renaissance man of sorts. A fine organist who plays all the instrument’s repertoire and is an improviser, Bull is also known for bringing his diverse interests, including rock ‘n roll, visual art and dance to the instrument. On occasion, he also combines the different mediums every so often.