St. John's Lutheran Church

In the City for Good!

St. John's Lutheran Church participates in God's mission to bless, save, restore and reconcile the world through meaningful worship and faithful witness in the city of Des Moines and around the world.

St. John's Lutheran Church invites and welcomes all people to experience the Good News of God's grace, forgiveness and unfailing love. The Good News calls and empowers us to share God's love in word and deed throughout our city, nation and world.

Bach in a Day

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Bach in a Day

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Registration Fee:

  • $35 
  • $25 for students

Rehearse and sing a Bach cantata in one day! Rehearsals begin at 12:30 and the concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8:00 pm. Dr. Randal Buikema, conductor, and Miriam Scholz-Carlson, concert master, will lead choir and instrumentalists with Bach’s Cantata BWV 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" and Brandenburg Concerto No 3, BWV 1049. The $35 registration covers music, choral and instrumental rehearsals, dinner and afternoon snacks, and participation in a concert. Scholarships are available. Please contact Beth Ann Edwards ( for scholarship information.

Instrumentalists signing up for the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 will be assigned a part within your instrument of choice, and PDF scores will be emailed to participants. Singers will be a sent a loaner score to be returned after the concert.

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 600 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa  50309 - 515.243.7691 - a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America