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

Download our quarterly music events flyer: Music at St. John’s Spring 17   (April through June 2017 events)


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.   Mass for the Feast of the Visitation

sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir

Voluntary   Prière à Notre Dame   Léon Boëllmann

Entrance Hymn         My soul with patience waits     Hymnal 1940 # 439

Psalm 113    Anglican Chant by Robert Prescott Stewart

Sequence Hymn      My God, accept my heart this day    Hymnal 1940 # 404

Offertory     Magnificat (short Service)  William Byrd

Communion Anthem     Ave Maria    Igor Stravinsky

Communion Hymn     Let all mortal flesh keep silence   Hymnal 1940 # 197

Closing Hymn     Sing of Mary, pure and lowly     Hymnal 1940 # 117

Voluntary      Lo, how a rose e’er blooming    Johannes Brahms




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



Sunday June 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

Evensong and Benediction for the Feast of Corpus Christi with outdoor procession (weather permitting). The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s Adult Choir and  trumpet. Free-will offering. Reception following. A unique liturgical and personal celebration not to be missed!



Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Church

Newport Music Festival presents Midnight Confessions—Join harpist Coline-Marie Orliac and trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos as they perform music from the Baroque to Modern eras. A unique combination. $20. Newport Music Festival Box Office phone is 401-849-0700.