I appear in Bel Cantanti’s production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko, in its second U.S. performance and first in the original Russian.

Sunday, March 18, at 3:00pm
Friday, March 23, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 25, at 3:00pm
Randolph Rd. Theater (4010 Randolph Rd. Silver Spring, MD)

Tickets are sold online through http://www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.


Enjoy the spirit of German singing societies of the last century with favorite Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, and others on May 6th at 3:00pm!

Zion will host a festive afternoon of German song in the Adlersaal, sung by John T. K. Scherch, Bass. Accompaniment will be by Patrick Weikle, pianist. Traditional German food and drink a la carte will also be available at the event.

Suggested Concert Donation is $10.00 per ticket. Traditional German food and drink a la carte will also be available at the event.

Proceeds will benefit the Zion Church Organ Fund.

Convenient parking available on the Gay Street parking lot.

Bel Cantanti Opera Company presents the Offenbach classic Les contes d’Hoffmann this March. John will be singing the roles of Luther and Crespel, as well as appearing as a robot and a character resembling La traviata’s Marchese D’Obigny (during the Giulietta act). Here’s the cast list so you can get to know everyone else!

Hoffmann – Lindell O. Carter

Stella/Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta – Mizuho Takeshita

Lindorf/Coppeliús/Miracle/Dapertutto – Cody Müller

Muse/Nicklausse/Ghost – Claire Galloway Weber

Andres/Nathanaël/Spalanzani/Frantz/Pittichinaccio – Michael Dodge

Luther/Crespel – John T.K. Scherch

Hermann/Schlemil – Eric Gramatges

Performances will be Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available here.

(Taken from the Facebook event)

Old St. Paul’s Church is pleased to welcome the public for a festive Christmas Concert open to the City of Baltimore on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Conductor John Smedstad, this concert will feature our talented OSP church choir (and Katie El-Diwany, organist) singing Advent and Christmas repertoire from throughout music history. During the concert, the congregation will also be able to participate in singing some of our most beloved and well-known carols. Invite your friends! Free parking with validation available.

John is a staff bass at the Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church choir, a group renowned for its commitment to excellence in liturgical music.