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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MUSIC FOR THE EVE OF ASCENSION
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Online ticket sales for tonight’s concert have closed. The doors will open and ticket sales will resume at 6:30pm. The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, the period instrumentalists of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and soloists Eric S. Brenner, Lawrence Jones, Mark Bleeke and Daniel Moore perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata, BWV 37 and ‘Lutheran’ […]

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday In Easter Week

Friday In Easter Week

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, OXFORD
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of his farewell tour, conductor Stephen Darlington brings The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford to Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue for an evening of British choral anthems.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday In Holy Week

Tuesday In Holy Week

O God, by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Holy Week Musical Meditation (Part II): Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organist Daniel Hyde surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century’s greatest composers – Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann. No tickets required, donation requested

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday In Holy Week

Monday In Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Holy Week Musical Meditation (Part I): Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organist Benjamin Sheen surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century’s greatest composers – Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann. No tickets required, donation requested

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A GERMAN REQUIEM by Johannes Brahms, version for two pianos
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Daniel Hyde conducts The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, soloists Hyesang Park and John Brancy, and pianists Michał Biel and Katelan Terrell in Brahms’s up-close and intimate arrangement for two pianos of his German Requiem.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Advanced ticket sales for this evening’s performance of Handel’s Messiah have closed. A limited number of Obstructed View tickets will be available for sale at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys combines forces with the period instrumentalists of New York Baroque Incorporated, and soloists Ellie […]

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys combines forces with the period instrumentalists of New York Baroque Incorporated, and soloists Ellie Dehn, Clare McNamara, Lawrence Jones and Jesse Blumberg to celebrate Christmas with our much anticipated annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Daniel Hyde conducts.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’S DONA NOBIS PACEM
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Daniel Hyde conducts The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and soloists Krista Bennion Feeney, Sara Cutler, Clara Rottsolk, and Adrian Timpau in Arvo P√§rt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, John Rutter’s Visions, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, and Vaughan Williams’s great plea for peace, […]

Saturday, October 21, 2017

KEYBOARD MUSIC FROM HOLLAND AND FLANDERS
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

In collaboration with the New York Early Music Celebration 2017, Saint Thomas Church’s award-winning carillonneur, Julie Zhu, plays a carillon prelude on the twenty-six church bells that ring out over Fifth Avenue. Immediately following, Organist and Director of Music, Daniel Hyde, plays a handpicked program of North German and Dutch music, displaying the kaleidoscopic sounds […]

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Music of J.S. Bach: John Scott Organ Recital
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This calendar entry was originally posted on June 20, 2015. It has been reposted here to mark the two-anniversary of John Scott’s final recital at Saint Thomas Church. Dr Scott played a program of music by J.S. Bach performed by Mendelssohn at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig in 1840. No tickets or reservations required – Donation […]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glory Be To Thee O Lord: Songs of Faith, Hope and Love
7:30 PM

Advanced ticketing for this performance is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm this evening. Celebrating the re-release of the choir’s “American Voices” recording, the 2016/17 concert season closes with a mix of twentieth century anthems for spring.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Online ticketing for this evening’s performance is closed. Tickets will be available for sale at Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm. Lead by Ebbe Munk, the choir in residence at Copenhagen Cathedral brings the music of Palestrina, Nielsen, Grieg and Gade to Saint Thomas Church.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Holy Week Musical Meditations: Selections from Carlos Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Early music ensemble TENET sings a selection of polyphony from Holy Week with organ improvisation by Daniel Hyde. No tickets required, donation requested.

Monday, April 10, 2017

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) Organ Music for Passiontide
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No tickets required, donation requested.

Friday, March 24, 2017

C.P.E. Bach’s Saint John Passion
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Online ticketing for this evening’s performance has closed. Tickets will be available for sale at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30. Opening with Haydn’s Passion Symphony, this evening of Baroque music for Lent highlights two works by of one of Bach’s talented sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel: Klopstock’s Morning Song of Creation and the Saint […]

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Keyboard Music from and Inspired by La Serenissima
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Director of Music and Organist Daniel Hyde presents an hour of music by Gabrieli, Merula, Vivaldi (arr. J.S. Bach and J. G. Walther), Ligeti and Tippett on the Loening-Hancock organ. No tickets required, donation requested

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Ceremony of Carols & Dancing Day
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Advanced ticketing for this performance is now closed. Tickets will be available for sale at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 4:45pm. All tickets are $40 general admission with a reserved section up front for Friends of Music Donors.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Handel’s Messiah
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

SOLD OUT. Tickets for the Thursday evening performance of Messiah are sold out and tickets will not be available for sale at the door. Please mark you calendars for Messiah in 2017!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Handel’s Messiah
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Advanced tickets for this evening’s performance of Handel’s Messiah have closed. A very limited number of tickets will be available for sale at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm in the Prime section (reserved, $95) and in the Obstructed View sections (unreserved, $20).

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Haydn’s The Creation oratorio
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“Imagine an oratorio with the awesome intricacy of Bach’s Mass in B minor yet the sublime contentment of Mozart’s Magic Flute, and you will have some idea of The Creation.” The New York Times.

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