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

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Choir School of Newport County Spring Concert at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street (at Spring Street), Newport. The three ensembles of The Choir School, separately and together, will perform a varied program, along with special guest violinist Ealain McMullin from The Newport String Project, electric bass, percussionists and the choristers of First Church of Christ, Newington, Connecticut. No admission charge; donations for the work of The Choir School gratefully accepted. Reception following.



Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. Ensemble Companio, the acclaimed New England Chamber Choir, performs a concert at St. John’s entitled “Hope is my Philosophy.” The program reflects on humanity’s enduring capacity for learning, overcoming challenges, and connecting with one another, and features works by Brahms, Victoria, Rachmaninov, Ysaye Barnwell, Bobby McFerrin, and others, spanning a variety of genres including classical, spiritual, popular, folk, and world music. $20 suggested admission ($15 seniors/students). Ensemble Companio derives its name from a late Latin form of “companion,” whose etymological meaning is “one with whom one shares bread.” The name reflects the musicians’ belief that sharing in choral music is an essential, nourishing, and healing endeavor akin to the sharing of food. A reception follows in the Guild Hall. Sponsored by Friends of Music at St. John’s. To order advance tickets and learn more about the ensemble:   Tickets also available at the door.


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.