We are pleased to announce a concert series for 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. The programs are planned for the first Sunday of the month for the fall season (October, November) and again for spring (March, April). The concerts are free to the public with refreshments following, and any donations will be given to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. The concerts are underwritten through the generosity of Ed and Ellie Tom.
Hee-Jin Kim on the Cassavant Organ
October 6 at 2pm
Heejin Kim is a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame (Prof. Craig Cramer). She completed her bachelors degree under Moon-Kyung Chae at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. After further studies in Germany, she earned her masters degree and Konzertexamen under Pieter van Dijk and Wolfgang Zerer in Hamburg. She has participated in many international organ masterclasses. She won the first prize in the Arp-Schnitger-Orgelwettbewerb in Bremen/Hamburg in 2014, and the second prize in the Concorso Organistico Internazionale “Organi Storici del Basso Friuli” in 2018. She serves as Director of Music and Organist at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Elkhart, Indiana.
The pipe organ is a two-manual, 24-rank Casavant by the Canadian organ company in Quebec. It was built and installed in 1983.
Oblates of Blues
November 3 at 2pm
Hailing from Notre Dame, the Oblates of Blues are known to offer up a intellectually smokin' mix of Chicago-style Blues with a shot of South Bend soul. Around since the beginning of time, the band has been composed of faculty, post-doctoral scholars, under-and-graduate students, and Notre Dame graduates who are devotees of both Theology and the Blues. Since their debut at Legends in 2000, the Oblates have exploded onto the local blues scene, playing shows ranging from the legendary Midway Tavern to Notre Dame's new Irish Green as well as at community events in South Bend, Mishawaka, and St. Joe's.
River Bend Chorus
March 2, 2020 at 2pm
River Bend Chorus, Michiana's a cappella show chorus for women, is a group of fun-loving, hardworking and dynamic women of all ages, occupations and backgrounds enjoying a musical journey of education and entertainment while advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony.
Founded in 1977, this local chapter of Sweet Adelines International has entertained audiences with its special brand of four-part harmony throughout Michiana and even as far away as New York City. In 1991 RBC was honored to sing at Carnegie Hall for its 100th anniversary celebration!
RBC performs a variety of music, including old standards, Broadway show-stoppers, contemporary pop and country, gospel, patriotic numbers and jazz -- giving audiences a quality performance that leaves them smiling and humming a familiar tune.
River Bend is truly rooted in Michiana with members from the South Bend, Elkhart, New Paris, New Carlisle, Niles, and Union areas.