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.

Midweek Music Series

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For over 20 years, St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines has hosted a Midweek Music Series, featuring the best in music that Des Moines has to offer. Each week at 12:05, a 30-minute concert, free and open to the public, takes place in the beautiful, stained glass-lit neo-gothic sanctuary located on the corner of Sixth and Watson Powell. After the concert, audience members are invited to head downstairs to meet with friends old and new, over a light lunch priced at $6.00 per person.

Midweek Music Series 2019-20

Oct 2 The Des Moines Tango Ensemble

9 Ray Songayllo, pianist

16 Ashley Sidon String Studio from Drake University

23 Party of Four vocal quartet w/Joel Gettys 

30 Lyric Winds (Kimberly Bachelder Helton, flute;
Sue Odem, oboe; Kariann Voigts, clarinet)

Nov 6 Anne Stein, flute, and Aaron Powell, guitar

13 Hurley & Dancers 

20 Paul Virgilio, cello

27 Bruch Trio (Susan Odem, oboe and English horn; 
Dan Stevenson,  clarinet; Bruce Martin, piano)

Dec 4 Grand View Choir

11 Scott Davis Brass Quintet

18 Christmas at St. John’s 

Jan 8 Ashley Sidon String Studio from Drake University

15 Rob Lumbard: guitarist, singer, songwriter

22 Kalevi Chen, bassoon

29 To Be Announced

Feb 5 Michael Elsbernd, organ and harpsichord

12 Joel Gettys, vocal soloist

19 IMTA Piano Audition Winners

Apr 15 Nicholas Roth Piano Studio from Drake University

22 Amadeus Trio (Sue Odem, oboe; Joyce Wheeler, 
clarinet; Janean Schaefer Denhart, bassoon)

29 Cristina Deeds, horn, and Mike Elsbernd, piano

May 6 Foxtrot Hotshots with John Benoit

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2017-18 Midweek Music Series Line-up

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