Orchestral and Organ Mass Series 2016

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Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Presented at 11am on three Sundays: May 29, June 5, and June 12
Featuring the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Saint Thomas Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Buzard and Benjamin Sheen, conductors

All three of these services are available on demand.

May 29 – Josef Rheinberger Mass in C, op. 169
A charming mass for orchestra, organ, and choir by a significant yet often overlooked composer of the Romantic period.

June 5 – Franz Schubert Mass no. 2 in G, D 167
One of Schubert’s most popular pieces of sacred music, this early mass scored for string orchestra, organ, and choir bubbles over with Classical exuberance.

June 12 – Louis Vierne Messe Solenelle, op. 16
A dramatic mass for choir and organ by the legendary organist of Notre Dame in Paris. This service will be the last with the Arents Memorial Organ before its removal and the installation of the Miller-Scott Organ.