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

Download our most recent quarterly music events flyer:

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

A quarterly flyer for Fall has been replaced by a new annual year-long season program book in conjunction with The Choir School of Newport County. Download it here: Ad Book 17-18


The Most Unique Christmas Carol Comes to Newport!


Lest there be any concern or confusion, nothing has changed for the Saturday SNOW show schedule…it takes a lot more than a wee bit of slush to get these thespians or choristers down!

What Cheer, Shakespeare? presents its own unique interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. This modern telling of the old story has us laughing along with Ebenezer and the Ghosts as he finds the true meaning of Christmas! This show is fun for the whole family! 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Choir School of Newport County’s upcoming trip to England.

A Christmas Carol will be performed on Friday and Saturday, December 8th & 9th at 7pm at the Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar Street, Newport, RI. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and are available online here up to three hours before each performance: and at the door. The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County will provide entertainment at intermission.

The What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company has been performing Summer Shakespeare throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for the last 10 years and has been an active theatre company in the region for over 20 years. The founders of the company, Joseph Wallace and Karen Valcourt, have been involved in theater for most of their lives. Joseph is a published playwright whose shows can be found at Samuel


Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Christmas on the Point at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Newport: A Christmas in Newport event. 

A festive concert with special lighting and decorations, sung by the professional choristers of The Choir School and the adults of St. John’s Choir, with harpist Susan Knapp Thomas, vintage 1894 Hook & Hastings organ, guest soloists and a traditional reading of the Christmas Story. Includes Benjamin Britten’s complete A Ceremony of Carols for treble voices and harp, congregational carols, and the premiere of a new organ work by Peter Stoltzfus Berton, Shepherds and Angels. $15 suggested donation. 

Sunday December 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve family service with the Professional Choristers at St. John’s Church joined by the St. John’s adult choir. An incense-free service. A Christmas in Newport event.  


Sunday December 24, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve “Midnight Mass” with the St. John’s Adult Choir, with incense. A Christmas in Newport event.  


Sunday January 28, 2018