St. John's Cathedral

On Sunday, November 12, the Johann Sebastian Bach B minor Mass will be performed by the St John's Cathedral Kantorei Choir & Collegium Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Westerhaus, at the Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, in Spokane. This morning we enjoyed a preview of the performance. Tickets for the performance can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, on Sunday.

Tim Westerhaus, music director and St. John's Cathedral in Spokane, joined Verne in the studio to discuss St. John's Good Friday musical performances.   Seven Last Words in African American Spirituals will be presented at 12:00pm and Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri will be presented at 8:30pm, both on April 14. 

Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, conductor of the St. John's Cathedral Choir, spoke with Verne about the upcoming "Cathedrals" Remembrance Concert".  This concert will feature the Durufle Requiem sung by the Cathedral Choirs of St. John's and Our Lady of Lourdes as well as readings of reflective poetry.  The performance is free and open to the public and starts at 3pm, Sunday November 6.

The concert season is starting up at St. John's Cathedral once again, and we had the pleasure of experiencing a sneak peek into this weekend's opening concert.  Conductor and music director of St. John's, Tim Westerhaus, played with two of Sunday's soloists, husband and wife duo Sheila McNally (oboe) and David Armstrong (violin).  They will be featured in Bach's Double Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.

Tim Westerhaus, conductor,  joins Verne in the studio to introduce the free Spring Eastertide Concert at St. John's Cathedral this Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  The concert features J.S. Bach and Vaughan Williams.

To celebrate Good Friday at St. John's Cathedral, Music Director Tim Westerhaus has programmed a reflective evening of music, featuring the Passio by living Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.  Pärt is perhaps one of the most well-known and performed contemporary classical composers today. Tonight's performance will feature Max Mendez (baritone), Justin Raffa (tenor), the Evangelist Quartet, the Cathedral Collegium Quartet, and the Cathedral Kantorei Choir.

Tim Westerhaus joined Verne in the studio today to talk about this weekend's "The Might of Bach" performance at the St. John's Cathedral.  This concert features three works by J.S. Bach - his Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042; Cantata 100, Was Gott Tut, das ist wohlgetan; and Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.  This concert is really special, as Tim notes, because of the chamber-like performance setting.

Jim Tevenan spoke with Tim Westerhaus on Thursday morning, about choral music at St. John's Cathedral and at Gonzaga University.