St. John's Music Series

For over 25 years, the St. John's Music Series has offered the St. John’s community and greater Cincinnati area a unique mix of musical programs with something for everyone. The proceeds benefit St. John's music program and various non-profit organizations as part of the St. John's outreach program.

Tickets on sale now!     $15 1 adult/1 child; $10 students with ID; $5.00 children 12 and under.   Free childcare provided at MUSE concerts only.    Series tickets $60.00 ($50 if purchased on or before Sunday, September 7)  contact St. John's office at 961-1938 for more information!


2014 2015 Music Series UPCOMING CONCERTS

Saturday March 14 7:30PM






Women Hold Up MORE Than Half the Sky

This up-tempo concert, celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day, features the St. John's Choir, MUSE, Cincinnati Women's Choir, local spoken word artists, and local dance ensembles. We honor the immense contribution in art, music and dance made by women throughout all time.  

In particular, we want to offer the podium to those who help give voice to girls and women, those who work to eliminate bullying in our schools and playgrounds, and who advocate for children across the world who are caught up in political upheaval.


  • MUSE, Cincinnati Women's Choir
  • St John's UU Adult Choir
  • Mary Pierce Brosmer, founder of Women Writing (for) A Change
  • Roula Allouch, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Kathy Y. Wilson, CityBeat Contributor, Writer-in-Residence, Cincinnati Public Library
  • Jennifer Trier, Actor, Shamanic Counselor
  • Kate Wakefield, Composer, Singer, Cellist
  • Kemper Florin, Actor, Singer
  • PONES, contemporary dance company:Katie Chal and Trisha Durham

Saturday April 11 7:30PM


Queen City Sisters

One of Cincinnati's newest and best vocal groups hit the St. John's Music Series Stage - this is not to be missed!

Edy (alto) moved to Cincinnati from Florida in 2000. After directing high school chorus in FL, she found a home here teaching at Baldwin Music in Hyde Park. She has sung with MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Chorus, and is currently active in th Calvary Episcopal Church choir with Howard Helvey. Through this choir she has sung with Stephen Cleobury, Gerre Hancock, and Todd wilson. She has participated in several local choral events, keeps an occasional vocal studio, and was the only featured vocalist in WGUC's "Ring!" CD in 2010. She also sings with Cantantes Camarae (as well as the other two Sisters), an elite Baroque Ensemble.  She takes care of most information and communication with the Queen City Sisters.  Most importantly, she is constantly amazed and grateful for her very talented family: David, Abby, and Oscar.

Kirsten (soprano/alto) holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Dr. Roberta Gary and held the graduate assistantship in organ. In 2010 she was chosen as the alternate in the Conservatory’s annual Strader Organ Competition. During her organ studies at CCM she also pursued lessons in viola, voice, and piano.   After serving for nine years as a Choral and Organ Scholar at Calvary Episcopal Church in Clifton under the direction of Howard Helvey, she recently became Organist at Montgomery Community Church and Interim Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. In addition to singing with Queen City Sisters, Kirsten is also a member of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble. She and her husband Elliott live in East Price Hill, where they enjoy walking, reading, and devoting far too much attention to their pit bull.
Melanie (soprano) has performed a variety of different singing styles from classical opera and chamber music to works from contemporary musical theater and the big band era. Her most recent musical theater credits in the Tri-state area include the role of Vivienne in Legally Blonde the Musical, Clorinda in Cinderella, a supporting role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (all three with the Covedale theater), and Marion in The Music Man with Cincinnati Music Theater. She has also been featured in the Tom Daugherty Orchestra’s trio “The Swingin Sweethearts” as one of the Andrew sisters in their USO show. Ms. Woodruff’s most recent Chamber music performances include Lori Laitman’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly with Cincinnati’s Classical Revolution and the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Cincinnati Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ken Lam. Ms. Woodruff has also performed many opera roles at Miami University of Ohio where she received her B.M. and M.M. in voice performance, The Bayview Music Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, and Cincinnati Opera’s outreach touring ensemble as The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Ms. Woodruff's Awards and Recognitions include being a Semi-Finalist in the 2007 Classical singer competition; Encouragement award for the Kentucky District of the 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions; First place Ohio Federation of Music Competition; and a Two-Time First place Winner of the NATS Great Lakes Regional Voice Competition.
The Queen City Sisters started around my dining room table in Northside in the fall of 2013.  The three of us had been singing in  Cantantes Camarae, a Baroque ensemble, and many people complimented our blend and sound.  We looked at a few Andrews Sisters songs, and it was an instant connection!  We have since dedicated ourselves to bring back the style, wit, and overall optimism of the 40s.  We are all professional musicians in Cincinnati, teaching privately, at schools, and church choirs.  We all have Music Degrees, and have thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into the fabulous music of the 40s and 50s!  We also have some 80s some we have arranged in a "swing" style.  They are a big hit!  We hope to bring our energy, look, and family-friendly good times to the Queen City! 


Ticket Information

Season Ticket $60.00 (a $15 savings) Single Tickets $15.00

Single Tickets available at the door or by calling 961-1938

$15.00 ticket admits one adult/one child



Previous concerts in the 2014-2015 series:

Saturday September 13


Melodic Connections and Music Resource Center- Cincinnati

Kick off the 2014 2015 with this fantastic concert featuring two of Cincinnati's best!   They are also the recipients of the proceeds from the Great Music Sale 2014 - open from 9AM - 3PM.  Music and books for all types - professionals, amateurs and students!   Come shop and then come to a great concert! 

The mission of Melodic Connections is to provide therapeutic support for individuals with disabilities as they engage in adapted guitar or piano lessons.  Lessons building toward performances will foster self confidence and empower students to succeed in other areas of their life!

The Music Resource Center—Cincinnati is a multifaceted teen program that uses recording and performing arts, as well as life skills mentoring to create a sense of empowerment & accomplishment in the urban community

Saturday October 11


 A Pep Rally for Marriage Equality

Join MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, DiverseCity Youth Chorus, Lisa Meeks, Scot Woolley, the St. John's Adult Choir as they raise the roof in song for Marriage Equality in Ohio! 

The concert features "Tribe," a newly commissioned work by vocalist and conductor Steve Milloy, and a multi-media piece featuring LGBTQIA people, families and allies.

Love Makes a Family,” a nationally acclaimed LGBT photo exhibit, will be on display in St. John’s Haehnle Hall.



Friday, Dec. 5

    Cincinnati Guitar Society's Jeremy Collins:

Concert 3 features an award winning classical guitarist who got his start on NPR's "From the Top" in Cincinnati when he was 16.

Based in Cincinnati Ohio, Mr. Jeremy Collins holds a Bachelors degree from of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with renowned guitarist, Jason Vieaux.  His Masters degree in classical guitar performance is from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles where he studied with William Kanengiser of the Grammy award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. His previous teachers also include Rodney Stucky from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Michael Patilla, guitar instructor at the Masterworks Performing Arts Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana.

A superlative performer, Mr. Collins has won first prizes at many solo guitar competitions including the 2011 ASTA/Aaron Green Guitar Competition in Los Angeles; the 2010 Columbus State Univ. Guitar Symposium Competition (Columbus, GA); the 2009 Dominguez Hills Solo Competition in Los Angeles; the 2009 “Classical Minds” Guitar Competition in Houston, TX;  the 2009 Appalachian State Guitar Fest Solo Competition in Boone, NC;  the 2008 East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition in Greenville, NC; and the 2007 Rantucci International Guitar Competition in Buffalo, NY.  He was also a recent finalist and prizewinner in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition in Columbus, GA; the Tennessee Classical Guitar Competition; and the University of Louisville Guitar Competition.

Additionally, Mr. Collins has earned first prizes at the Society of American Musicians pre-college guitar competition; the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Young Artist Competition; the Masterworks Festival student concerto competition; the “National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts” national talent search and recognition program, and - at the age of 16 - was invited to perform on NPR’s “From the Top” national radio program.

Performance highlights include recitals at the East Carolina University Guitar Workshop; for the Greater Houston Guitar Guild; the Cincinnati Guitar Society; the Greater Cleveland Classical Guitar Society; the Park Cities Presbyterian Church Performing Arts Series in Dallas; the Mid-day Music in Oxford (OH) recital series; the Laredo Philharmonic Rising Star recital series; as soloist with the Masterworks Festival Orchestra; the Blue-Ash Montgomery Symphony in Cincinnati; and with the Starling Chamber Orchestra in the world premiere of Timothy O'Neill’s “Johnny Appleseed,” which included a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Collins was recently featured on Cleveland’s local cable television program “Face the Music,” shown on the Cox Communications Network.

In addition to performing, Mr. Collins is also a dedicated teacher, having taught master classes, group guitar classes, and private students since 2004. He serves on the faculty at the Indian Springs Academy of Music in Cincinnati, the Toedtman School of Music, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music preparatory department. Mr. Collins enjoys composing and performing his original compositions and arrangements, and performs on a German double-top guitar by Gernot Wagner.


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