The St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) announced the schedule of performances for its second season during the final concert of 2014-15, which featured acclaimed organist, composer and educator Dr. John Ferguson. The new season will include five shows, beginning in September 2015 and ending in May 2016.

The second season of the SJSCS continues the group’s vision of presenting a mix of musical styles to appeal to a broad audience, and features award-winning performers whose names and music can easily be recognized locally, nationally, and globally. The season’s five shows will again be hosted at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit, and will cover chamber music, a cappella, jazz, and folk music. The scheduled performers will be:

  • Calidore String Quartet, an Internationally-recognized, award-winning chamber quartet on September 26
  • Chanticleer, a GRAMMY award-winning, all-male a cappella ensemble on November 1
  • Emmet Cohen, a local jazz piano phenom performing with his Emmet Cohen Trio as part of an evening of dinner and jazz on January 30
  • Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) along with special guests Mustard’s Retreat on April 2
  • Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presenting “All Around the World,” an event for all ages on May 15

“The St. John’s Summit Concert Series second season lineup is the culmination of a broad effort to build on the success we enjoyed this year,” said Kenneth Bryson, SJSCS president. “As a result, we were able to connect with many talented musicians, ensuring musical performances that will likely be enthusiastically supported by our community.”

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In addition to high-caliber music that has become the hallmark of the SJSCS, ticketholders are invited to stay for receptions accompanying each concert. For the January 30 show featuring Emmet Cohen, SJSCS will provide dinner to create an intimate evening of dinner and jazz.

“We began holding receptions during the inaugural season, and they were such a hit with the audience that we felt we needed to make them a staple moving forward,” continued Bryson.

Admission for the each of the shows will vary, and season tickets are also available. For the full list of concerts and prices, or to become a sponsor, visit stjohnssummit.org/concertseries, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/stjohnssummitconcertseries.

About St. John’s Summit Concert Series

The St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) is a non-profit association that aims to bring a diverse array of music to the local communities surrounding Summit, New Jersey.  The performances will both highlight the talent found in the community and offer residents the opportunity to see and hear local and international professional musicians.

The SJSCS has filed for 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, and supports itself through the generosity of its Friends of Music and through the sale of tickets to attend performances. Anyone may become a Friend of Music at varying levels of sponsorship. For tickets, and to find out how to support the SJSCS, visit www.stjohnssummit.org/concertseries or www.facebook.com/stjohnssummitconcertseries.