At a Solemn Musick: The Miller-Scott Organ in Concert

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Saint Luke

Saint Luke


In a sermon from Evensong in 2010, Fr Daniels explained:

Luke is the gospel writer who recorded in his book those two canticles that we hear at every service of Evensong ‚Äì indeed, every evening office. Mary’s song, the Magnificat, comes from Luke’s gospel, as does Simeon’s song, the Nunc Dimittis, both of which we just heard. Without Saint Luke we’d have neither of those. His is a gospel marked by magnificent story-telling, brilliant uses of words and images that tell the stories that make up what many of us think about, when we think about the stories of the the rest here.

Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of thy Name; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Daniel Hyde conducts the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Orchestra of St. Luke's in a concert featuring Benjamin Sheen playing The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in memory of John Scott. Together with Sara Cutler, harp, and Hyesang Park, soprano, the choir will sing works of Parry, Janáček, and Bernstein.

Two classics of the organ concerto repertoire by Poulenc and Barber showcase The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in memory of John Scott in this first opportunity to hear the new instrument with Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Alongside the installation of this world-class organ, we celebrate the centenaries of two musical giants: Parry’s iconic setting of Milton’s sonnet Blest Pair of Sirens marks the centenary of the death of one of England’s greatest composers, whilst Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms celebrate the centenary of the birth of an American musical hero, and one who did so much to nurture the musical landscape and musicians in the USA.

C.H.H. Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens
Leoš Janáček – Otčenáš
Francis Poulenc – Concerto en Sol mineur
Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Samuel Barber – Toccata Festiva

Tickets: (Assigned Seating)
$95 – Prime
$75 – Preferred
$50 – Standard (NEW! Reserved seating)
$40 – Student/Senior (Call 212-664-9360 to order)
$30 – Prime Obstructed View
$20 – Preferred Obstructed View
$15 – Standard Obstructed View