St. Catharine Church Concert Series

Join us for our acclaimed Concert Series: Saint Catharine Church proudly continues our wonderful series of musical and cultural events in 2018!
All Saint Catharine Concerts are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Freewill offering accepted.
Location: Saint Catharine Church 215 Essex Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762.
Join us for performances of the highest caliber in Saint Catharine’s glorious sanctuary space. Treat yourself and your family!

September 22nd 3pm

Chamber music concert! Join St Catharine violinist Robert Lawrence and Dr. Tafaro for a performance of Beethoven’s thrilling masterpiece, the Kreutzer Sonata, op. 47, along with the Bach violin and keyboard sonata in E major, bwv 1016.


September 29th 3pm

“Legacy of Life” Special event. St. Catharine vocalist Miranda Lammers Smith, and visiting Sopranos Rebecca Nixon and April Bailey, perform works by women composers. All proceeds of this concert donated to pro-life charities.


October 6th 3pm

Concert Festival of youth, featuring cellist Christ Choi, age 16, 1st prize winner of 2019 Suburban Music Society annual competition. Also featuring Grace Gimbel, as well as NJ youth poetry competition winners, and the acclaimed St Catharine-Margaret Youth Ensemble! An uplifting festival of youth artists.


October 20th

Join St Catharine Chorale and Chamber Orchestra for our 2019 French program, featuring seasonal works of Josquin des Prez, DuFay, Charpentier “Messe des morts”, works by Lili Boulanger and Durufle. Gorgeous, coloristic musical structures from across the ages-The perfect way to celebrate the season of Hallowmass.


October 27th

Members of St Catharine String Quartet, and Dr. Tafaro, piano, present Brahms quartet in G minor, Op. 25. Followed by Bach cantata bwv 170 “Vergnuegte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust”, sung by St Catharine mezzo Marija Bosnar, and St Catharine Chamber Orchestra.


November 3rd

Our Bach Cantata series continues with two seasonal cantatas; bwv 56 “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne Tragen”, bass soloist St Catharine baritone Peter Schertz. Followed by bwv 161 “Komm, du Suesse Todesstunde.” As for all our cantata programs, commentary and introductory remarks will be presented by Dr. Tafaro and members of the St Catharine Music Department.


November 17th

Chamber Music Recital. St Catharine String Ensemble presents Brahms String Sextet, and other chamber works for strings.


Monday, December 2nd, 7pm

The Atlantic Wind Ensemble, directed by David Eschenbach, presents its annual Christmas sacred and secular favorites. Please note thus concert takes place on a Monday evening. Great fun for the holiday season!


December 8th

Children Concert, St Catharine School musicians and their professors. Join our newly established St Catharine School Orchestral Ensemble, for student performances demonstrating the excellence of St Catharine School Music program. Come support local youth and be prepared for beautiful and inspiring performances.


December 15th

Lessons and Carols

All concerts take place in St Catharine Church, 215 Essex Ave, Spring Lake, New Jersey. All concerts are open to the public! No tickets necessary. Children, families welcome. Free-will offering accepted. Enjoy this wonderful component of St Catharine community Music Programming while supporting the arts in our area, in beautiful St Catharine sanctuary. For questions or information, contact St Catharine office, 732-449-5765. See you there!

Concert dates/times subject to adjustments.  For more information contact Director of Sacred Music, Dr. Jarred Tafaro, at Saint Catharine rectory, 732-449-5765.