all events held in the 1894 Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist unless otherwise indicated.

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Music at St. John’s Summer 2017   (July through September 2017 events)





Music on the Lawn 2017

At 6:00 p.m., until sunset. Free. Refreshments available for purchase, or bring a picnic. Food truck service on July 20 by Z Food Truck was a great test for the season and we’re going to keep the trucks coming. Bring your appetite and leave the picnic to us! Some tables for early arrivals, otherwise bring your blankets or lawn chairs. Parking on Point ok during show. In case of rain, concerts will move indoors to the Guild Hall.



(There is no concert on August 17 owing to a Point Association event)


August 22 (Tuesday): The Matsiko World Orphan Choir

Using music and dance, every child in the choir changestheir lives, villages, nations, and the world through their songs and the hearts they touch.

Food truck service by Flat Waves


August 23 (Wednesday): Film Preview Event  Larry Kraman’s documentary film, David Amram: The First 80 years (film preview here) is being shown for $5  at 6:00 p.m. in the Guild Hall, with Dr. Amram and Mr. Kraman on hand for Q&A after. Come enjoy the fullest experience of this amazing artist before tomorrow’s concert.


August 24: Evening with David Amram (Trio)

The legendary Classical/Jazz/film score composer/conductor /jazz french hornist/world musician and Beat novelist Jack Kerouac’s musical collaborator, in a rare Newport appearance.

Food truck service by Fork in the Road


August 31: Doug Woolverton & Friends (Trio)

Doug has cultivated his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world. A regular headliner at the Newport Jazz Festival, his tribute to Miles Davis has been presented to rave reviews. A perfect end to summer!

Food truck service by Z Food Truck



June 10 through September 3

Mini Recitals on the 1894 /1934 Hook and Hastings Organ with video projection during the music; pipe chamber tours following. Video projection made possible by a grant from the New York City Chapter, American Guild of Organists Centennial Millennium Fund.

Same program four times each weekend, at a quarter ’til (programs last 15-20 minutes):

SATURDAYS   11:45 am and 2:45 pm             SUNDAYS     5:45 pm and 8:45 pm

Admission still 25 cents! Put a Quarter (or more) in the “Quarter Till”to benefit ongoing restoration

“Bach and Widor at Quarter ’Til”

A variation on the programming of the past three summers, each 2017 recital includes a work by J. S. Bach, and a movement from one of C.-M. Widor’s ten organ symphonies, or an original transcription by Widor of a Bach work, showcasing the many beautiful colors of the historic organ at St. John’s.  Peter Stoltzfus Berton, organist of St. John’s, & guests