Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

2018 Helgen Music Festival  | April 20-22

Come Make a Joyful Noise!

Join us for a special, high energy weekend of workshops, music, and worship with John Helgen. John Currently serves as the Director of Music at Roseville Lutheran (ELCA) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he plays piano and organ and conducts several vocal and instrumental ensembles.

The weekend starts at 6:00 p.m. on April 20th with a Friday evening potluck of drinks and hors d’oeuvres, continuing with Saturday workshops for select instruments and choir, and culminating with a wonderful, joyful worship service on Sunday morning, April 22nd.

John’s arrangements and musical choices are soulful and upbeat, making for a special worship experience. Please join us!


Who is John Helgen?

A native of Minnesota, John attended St. Olaf Collage in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received a B.A. in Music Theory/Composition, studied piano, organ, voice, and the euphonium, and was a member of the St. Olaf Band and the St. Olaf Choir. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. Since 1979, John has lived in Minneapolis and has been active as a piano player, arranger, composer, performer, and producer. John is the author of over sixty published choral anthems and arrangements as well as numerous resources for worship.


Helgen Weekend Events

Friday, April 20th | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Potluck drinks and hor d’oeuvres at Linda’s. Call the church office for location and directions.

Saturday, April 21st |1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Choir workshop. Music provided at no charge and all singers welcome! Held in the sanctuary at Mount Calvary.

Sunday, April 22nd | 9:30 a.m.
Festival Worship with reception to follow. All are welcome!