Saint John Adult Choir will sing New York’s Carnegie Hall for the world premier performance of Joseph Martin’s New Christmas Cantata: Smokey Mountain Christmas On Monday, November 27, 2017! They will not only proudly represent our parish, but, in fact, the Archdiocese of Baltimore for this historic performance. Here is the press release:

St. John’s Catholic Church Invited to Perform the World Premiere in New York City with Composer Joseph Martin and the Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Band Dailey & Vincent Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that director Matthew Ogden and St. John’s Catholic Church have been invited to participate in the World Premiere performance of Joseph Martin’s Smoky Mountain Christmas on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance at Carnegie Hall is planned to take place on Monday, November 27, 2017.

These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Conductor and Composer Joseph Martin will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.

Why the invitation was extended Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “St. John’s Catholic Church received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.