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Concert Series
Saint Bartholomew Concert Series
Sixth Season
Hungarian Rhapsody
The Minut Piano Duo

Mirabella & Bogdan Minut, piano four hands
Saturday, May 5, 2012
7 pm
Entertaining favorites for piano duo with Hungarian flavor by Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.
Classic & Contemporary Jazz
Elements of Jazz

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7 pm

Elements of Jazz is an eclectic blend of musicians with a versatile background. Their music selection ranges from Sinatra to Cole Porter and from Nora Jones to Diana Krall.
Bach Project VI:
Johann Sebastian Bach & Johann Kuhnau

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
John Abberger, conductor
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6 pm

A faculty member of the school of music at University of Toronto, John Abberger has toured Europe, Asia, and the Americas as principal oboist of Canada’s Baroque period instruments orchestra, Tafelmusik. He leads the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra in the sixth edition of “Bach Project,” this year featuring two cantatas both based on the chorale, "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star," one by J.S. Bach (BWV 1) and the other by Bach’s predecessor at Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church, Johann Kuhnau. Kuhnau's predecessor at St. Thomas was Johann Schelle, whose sacred concerto, "God Send Your Light," concludes the survey of three generations of music directors at St. Thomas. An orchestral favorite, Pachelbel's "Canon and Gigue in D," helps to get the blood pumping!
Free admission, free-will donations are welcome.
New Songs: Music for the Ages
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 7 pm
Voces Novae
Frank A. Heller, III, Artistic Director
Dr. Louie Bailey, Accompanist
Based in Louisville, KY, the semi-professional choral ensemble Voces Novae brings to us new choral works from the last decade written primarily by American composers, in this anniversary concert commemorating ten years since the 9/11 tragic events that shook our country and the world.
VOCES NOVAE has been selected for artistic excellence to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Make a Joyful Noise!
Gospel Music Workshop and Concert, May 13-14, 2011
Concert on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7 pm
Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise, guest clinician and conductor
Massed Choir of Church Singers from Columbus, Indiana

Dr. Wise, an expert clinician, conductor, and composer of Gospel Music and Spirituals presents a two-day workshop at Saint Bartholomew Church. He also conducts the massed choir of singers from various churches in Columbus in concert on Saturday evening at 7 pm at Saint Bartholomew. The concert represents the closing event of the Fifth Annual Saint Bartholomew Concert Series and is co-sponsored by St. Bartholomew Church and Fairlawn Presbyterian Church. Free admission at the concert; free-will donations are welcome. Singers interested in participating in the workshop should immediately contact either of the two organizing churches in order to register.

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 6:30 pm

European Masters Part II: Violin Recital

Véronique Mathieu, violin

Mirabella Minut, harpsichord

Bogdan Minut, piano

Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu will present an exceptional recital of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Eugène Ysaÿe/Camille Saint-Saëns. Free admission; free-will donations are welcome.

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 6:30 pm
Young Musicians Concert

A variety of music selections and instruments featuring talented youth from Saint Bartholomew Parish. Scheduled musicians: Molly Connor, Elizabeth Solik, Skylar Fleetwood, Angela Pikus, William Gehring, Julianna Pikus, Halina Hopkins, Tom Piotrowski, Rachel Ozols, and Jonathn Hilber, assisted by Camilla Gehring and Dr. Bogdan Minut, piano.

Free admission. Free-will donations are welcomed in support of our young musicians.
Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7 pm
European Masters Part I: Piano Recital
Robert Palmer, piano

This exceptional piano recital features virtuoso pianist Dr. Robert Palmer, distinguished professor of music and chair of the piano department at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The program includes works by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, and Poulenc. Dr. Palmer is a world-renowned concert pianist whose career spans three continents with solo, orchestral, and chamber music appearances in many major musical centers of the world, from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia or Washington D.C., and to Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo, to name only a few. A Steinway Artist, Dr. Palmer also enjoys a highly successful teaching career and is widely sought after as an adjudicator, artist-in-residence, clinician, lecturer, and presenter of master classes. At Saint Bartholomew, Dr. Palmer will perform on the church’s new RX-7 Kawai Semi-Concert Grand Piano.
The recital is free of charge, but free-will donations are welcome in support of our church Music Ministry. The annual Chili Dinner will precede the event from 6-7 pm in the Parish Hall.
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 7:30 pm
Jazz for the Season: An Everett Greene Christmas
Everett Greene, bass-baritone
Marvin Chandler, piano
Greg Artry, percussion
Steve Woerner, bass

Emmy Award winner and smooth jazz singer Everett Greene returns to Columbus for the second time as special guest of the Saint Bartholomew Concert Series. He will perform Christmas favorites together with his Jazz Combo.

A meal is provided for concert attendees between the end of Mass and concert time in the Parish Hall (free-will offering will be taken).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 6:30 pm
Romanian Rhapsody
Dedication Concert of the New Kawai Pianos of the Parish
Mirabella and Bogdan Minut, piano duo

A special event presenting entertaining music by Romanian composers, Enescu, Lipatti, Dinicu, and others in this Dedication Concert of the newly acquired church pianos. Free admission. Free-will donations are welcome. Childcare provided.

The 2009-2010 Season

The 2008-2009 Season
The 2007-2008 Season


Jerry Wong, piano 

September 22, 6:30 pm 



Camilla Gehring, soprano 

Mirabella Minut, piano 

October 13, 6:30 pm 


Matt Souza & Giggin’ fer God 

November 10, 7 pm 


St. Bartholomew Choir 

Children’s Choir 

Instrumental Ensemble 
December 15, 6:30 pm


Mirabella & Bogdan Minut 

January 12, 7 pm (Chili Dinner at 6) 

Talented young musicians 
from the St. Bartholomew Parish 
February 9, 6:30 pm


Matthew Baute 

March 8, 6:30 pm


April 5, 6:30 pm 



St. Bartholomew Music Ministry 

May 17, 7 pm 



Cindy McMillin, flute 

Mirabella Minut, harpsichord 

June 7, 6:30 pm


The 2006-2007 Season


Mei Zhong, soprano

Bogdan Minut, piano and organ

PROGRAM INCLUDES MUSIC BY: Gabriel Fauré, Charles Gounod, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Ernest Gold, Samuel Barber, Jett T. Hitt, James H. Rogers, Giacomo Puccini, and several Chinese folk songs.



Saint Bartholomew Catholic Parish is honored to present distinguished soprano Mei Zhong in the opening recital of the new St. B Concert Series. Dr. Zhong kindly accepted the invitation to perform a benefit concert at our church on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 7 pm.

Dr. Zhong received her Doctorate in vocal performance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Fine Arts in vocal performance from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a BA in piano performance from Hunan Teachers University and an advanced vocal study diploma from Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

As opera singer and concert soloist, Zhong has performed extensively in both China and the United States. She has performed several lead roles in opera productions, such as her favorite roles as Butterfly in Madama Butterfly, Sister Angelica in Suor Angelica and Micaela in Carmen. In addition to performing as a soloist in the UCLA Choral and Symphony Orchestra production of Dvorak’s Te Deum, conducted by Donald Neuen, Zhong has performed in a television production for KSCI in Los Angeles and was one of the subjects of a documentary by the Chinese Central Documentary Film Company, Beijing. Her numerous performances, solo recitals and concerts have taken her to Alabama, California, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.

An active teacher, singer and scholar, Zhong has given master classes and lecture recitals at various institutions and conferences internationally (Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Ireland). Currently, she is an Associate Professor of voice at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.


 Cristina Fernández, soprano

 Mirabella Minut, piano

PROGRAM INCLUDES MUSIC BY: George F. Handel, Robert Schumann, Fernando Obradors, Antonin Dvorak, James MacDermid, F. Flaxington Harker, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Peter I. Tchaikovsky.



Sarah McKelvie, viola and violin

Sean McKelvie, double bass

Mirabella Minut, piano and harpsichord

PROGRAM INCLUDES MUSIC BY: Ludwig van Beethoven, Charles Dancla, Reinhold Glière, Charles Gounod/J.S. Bach, Louis Couperin, and Georg Philipp Telemann.


CONCERT FEATURES OUR OWN ST. B MUSIC GROUPS: Stained Glass, Men's Ministry Choir, Children's Choir, Shalom (Hispanic Youth Choir), Brass Choir, Giggin' fer God, and St. Bartholomew Choir.

The Festival ends with the perfromance of "Raise Your Voices" (Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland) by the St. B Combined Choirs and Orchestra.

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