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St. Bart's
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Series

2024-25 SEASON

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

16275 Pomerado Road

Poway, California 92064

Dr. John-Luke Addison, Director

2024-25 Season

Cabaret Night: A Night at the Opera

Friday, September 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

 

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Sunday, October 13, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Lauridsen Lux Aeterna

Saturday, November 2, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

An Evening with Danielle Evans

Friday, November 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Handel Messiah Sing-Along

Friday, December 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Dickens A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Section Lead Soirée

Sunday, January 19, 2025, 4:00 p.m.

 

Addison Precious Stones

Sunday, February 16, 2025, 4:00 p.m.

 

Haydn The Creation

Saturday, March 15, 2025, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2025, 4:00 p.m.

Maunder From Olivet to Calvary

Sunday, April 13, 2025, 4:00 p.m.

 

Chess the Musical (in concert)

Friday, May 30, 2025, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31, 2025, 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 1, 2025, 4:00 p.m.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Cabaret Night: A Night at the Opera
    Cabaret Night: A Night at the Opera
    Fri, Sep 27
    Sep 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Enjoy a night of beautiful opera music presented by our amazing music ministry members!
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
    Sun, Oct 13
    Oct 13, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Hear the beauty of Rachmaninoff's magnificent piano concerto, in addition to Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, as we celebrate our new sanctuary grand piano! Presented by the Greater San Diego Music Coterie.
  • Morten Lauridsen, "Lux Aeterna"
    Morten Lauridsen, "Lux Aeterna"
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Nov 02
    Nov 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Enjoy a candlelit presentation of Morten Lauridsen's Requiem choral masterwork, "Lux Aeterna", in collaboration with the Poway Symphonette.
  • Morten Lauridsen, "Lux Aeterna"
    Morten Lauridsen, "Lux Aeterna"
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Nov 03
    Nov 03, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Enjoy a candlelit presentation of Morten Lauridsen's Requiem choral masterwork, "Lux Aeterna", in collaboration with the Poway Symphonette.
  • An Evening with Danielle Evans
    An Evening with Danielle Evans
    Fri, Nov 22
    Nov 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Come hear the amazing voice of Danielle Evans as she sings some of her favorite opera, Broadway, and pop songs, and much more!
  • George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Pt. 1 (Christmas)
    George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Pt. 1 (Christmas)
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 13
    Dec 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Our annual sing-along presentation of "Messiah", featuring Christmas portions and the beloved Hallelujah Chorus, in collaboration with the Greater San Diego Music Coterie.
  • George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Pt. 1 (Christmas)
    George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Pt. 1 (Christmas)
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 15
    Dec 15, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Our annual sing-along presentation of "Messiah", featuring Christmas portions and the beloved Hallelujah Chorus, in collaboration with the Greater San Diego Music Coterie.
  • Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
    Sun, Dec 22
    Dec 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Come hear Dickens' beloved classic read dramatically, accompanied by an audience sing-along of some of our best-loved Christmas carols. Free admission.
  • Section Lead Soirée
    Section Lead Soirée
    Sun, Jan 19
    Jan 19, 2025, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Come for a semi-formal evening of drinks and light appetizers, with beautiful arias and other solos offered by our St. Bart's music staff.
  • World Premiere: John-Luke Addison, "Precious Stones" Suite for Piano
    World Premiere: John-Luke Addison, "Precious Stones" Suite for Piano
    Sun, Feb 16
    Feb 16, 2025, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Experience the world premiere of John-Luke Addison's suite for piano, "Precious Stones", featuring talented local concert pianist, Bryan Verhoye.
  • Franz Joseph Haydn, "The Creation"
    Franz Joseph Haydn, "The Creation"
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 15
    Mar 15, 2025, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Experience Haydn's masterwork, "The Creation", one of the finest compositions ever created, for choir, soloists, and orchestra, in collaboration with the Greater San Diego Music Coterie.
  • Franz Joseph Haydn, "The Creation"
    Franz Joseph Haydn, "The Creation"
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 16
    Mar 16, 2025, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Experience Haydn's masterwork, "The Creation", one of the finest compositions ever created, for choir, soloists, and orchestra, in collaboration with the Greater San Diego Music Coterie.
  • John Henry Maunder, "From Olivet to Calvary"
    John Henry Maunder, "From Olivet to Calvary"
    Sun, Apr 13
    Apr 13, 2025, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Hear the Passion narrative of English composer John Henry Maunder (1858-1920), "From Olivet to Calvary", for choir and organ, as we remember Christ's Passion and Crucifixion as we begin Holy Week. Free admission.
  • "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 30
    May 30, 2025, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship.
  • "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 31
    May 31, 2025, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship.
  • "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    "Chess," the Musical (in concert)
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2025, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship.

About Us

The music program at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Poway, California has a long history of excellence, with a robust parish choir, community choir, Schola Cantorum, string ensemble, brass choir, handbell choir, contemporary ensemble, Celtic woodwinds, and many more groups who all complement weekly worship offerings and provide for music for special service and events. An annual music series of masterworks and other events offer an eclectic array of offerings for the community to enjoy. The newly-renovated sanctuary offers beautiful acoustics and aesthetics, with comfortable seats and modern audio-visual technology. Upcoming choir residencies include Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, New Zealand (July 2025), and past tours have included St Albans Cathedral, UK (August 2023), Italy, France, the Holy Land, British Isles, and Continental Europe.

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Director of Music

Dr. John-Luke Addison

Dr. John-Luke Addison is a pianist, music director, conductor, composer, and teacher. He has directed music for several international professional theatrical productions, choirs, and churches, and has had published compositions performed internationally. John-Luke completed his Doctorate in Music Composition through the University of Oxford (in affiliation with the Graduate Theological Foundation), and did his other graduate work at York University in Toronto, studying composition.

 

As a pianist, John-Luke excels in both classical and contemporary work, with a high aptitude for expression and improvisation. As a conductor, John-Luke is a dynamic leader, and directs ensembles with passion, animation, and precision, while achieving high artistic success. As a composer, John-Luke specializes in music that creates emotional and imaginative characters, with a sensitivity to color, balance, and texture. 

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