St. John’s Concert Series

2017 – 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018 4 PM – Chiaroscuro “Silence Optional”

Maria Thompson Corley has appeared on radio, television, and concert stages in Canada, the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Europe, both as a solo and collaborative artist. Sara Male is a Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cello at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster and Adjunct Professor of Cello at Elizabethtown College. As Duo Chiaroscuro, they make their art available to those on the autism spectrum by presenting concerts of less than an hour, with short breaks throughout and projected visuals.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 4 PM – Choral Evensong/Adelina Astarita & Sophie Dekker & Sara Male –  cellos

Sophie, a sophomore at Northeastern HS, is a cellist with the PMEA District 7 and Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras. She performs frequently in ensembles at York College and the YCPrep Community Music School.

Adelina began playing cello at the age of nine and at age 17 moved to France to study cello. She is a member of the Lancaster County Youth Symphony and Sinfonia at Linden Hall.


Sunday, March 18, 2018 4 PM – Liana Paniyeva

Liana Paniyeva began winning prizes in piano competitions in Ukraine in 2002 and continued most recently at the Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, Israel, Scotland, South Africa, and in multiple states of the USA. During the 2012-2013 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her solo recital in 2016 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio.


Sunday, April 15, 2018 4 PM – Terell Stafford & Friends

Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player who combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. He is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) and can be heard performing on over 130 albums.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018 10 AM – Community Independence Day Service/First Capital Brass

Our service with Holy Communion will use the liturgy from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer. York’s own First Capital Brass will once again provide patriotic music for this popular service and present a recital immediately following. Attendees will have the opportunity to ring York’s Liberty Bell, housed in St. John’s Lovelace Commons.