On May 20th, I will be competing in the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s 10th Biennial Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers. The event will be held at Peter Hall, Moravian College and is open to the public. No tickets are required and admission is free.
- Date: May 20
- Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On April 28th, I will be competing in the Annapolis Opera 30th Annual Vocal Competition Semi-Finals. The event will be held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and is free and open to the public.
Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 AM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
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 email@example.com
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.
I joined Bach in Baltimore for a performance of Messiah on December 15th, 2017.
I stepped in as Sarastro for a performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflote with Bel Cantanti Opera on November 15, 2017.
This summer, I will be an Apprentice Artist at the Caramoor Bel Canto Young Artist Program appearing in the choruses of Il pirata by Vincenzo Bellini and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle as well as appearing in a recital of Italian Art Songs alongside fellow Young Artists.
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.
My degree recital is at hand! Xiaohui Yang and I will be performing works by Antonio Caldara, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Dmitri Shostakovich, and David Amram on Saturday, April 22 at 3:30 PM, on a weekend of many wonderful voice recitals. Hope to see you there!
Concert Artists of Baltimore presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Baltimore Basilica on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. John will be a featured bass soloist in the program.
Tickets and more information, including other CAB performances, are available here.
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.