St. John's Concert Series IV
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Save-the-date for our season finale!
To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul
Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Cherwien, Gjeilo, Schubert and more
Directed by Dr. Jacob Benda
Our Lady of Lourdes Choir and String Quartet
Toni Andres, flute
Bill Munson, piano
The concert will be followed by a reception where the audience may enjoy refreshments and fellowship and an opportunity to greet the performer.
*All concerts are open to the public with no admission charge. No registration required.
Toni Andres began her musical studies on piano at the age of five and began playing flute at the age of ten. She is a multiple-year winner of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association Honors Competition, and credits her love of performance to former piano teacher, Jacquie Okoh. She attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and graduated in 2015 as valedictorian of her class. She is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, where she studied under Thomas Robertello.
Toni was the first place winner of the 2013 Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition and was awarded first place in the 2014 Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. She was a featured artist in The Wirth Center for Performing Arts’ Salon se Levé Recital Series from 2014-2016, and is a three-time first place winner of The Laudie Porter Flute Competition, held by The Upper Midwest Flute Association.
Toni played with the Minnesota State Honors Band/Orchestra in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies for seven years. She has performed with the IU Wind Ensemble, Twin Cities Youth Chorale, MacPhail Wind Quintet, and various IU chamber groups. She enjoys contemporary projects, and loves working with composers to bring new pieces to life.
Toni currently lives in Los Angeles, pursuing various creative ventures. She is the Assistant Editor in Chief for ClichéMag, an assistant stylist for editorial, commercial, and celebrity work, and just finished assisting production on a feature film.
Bill Munson is the Worship Leader and Coordinator of Contemporary Worship at Faith Lutheran along with his teaching with Faith Music Academy in Forest Lake, MN. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado. He has remained an active piano teacher at Faith Music Academy since its inception, and has extensive experience in accompanying and performing with choral and music groups