The German Chorale: Masterworks of Bach, Distler, and Reger

Saturday, October 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Saint Thomas Church The German Chorale: Masterworks of Bach, Distler, and Reger


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital video presentation. Instructions for viewing the concert will be included in your ticket purchase confirmation email. All concerts are pre-recorded in Saint Thomas Church in compliance with recommendations from the CDC and Episcopal Diocese of New York at the time of the recording. Events are “premiered” at a specified time and available on-demand for a limited time after the premiere.

Featuring both the Loening-Hancock and Miller-Scott organs, Assistant Organist, Nicholas Quardokus, performs music from the German tradition. Quardokus pays homage to the centuries-old organ chorale heritage from Bach to Distler and Buxtehude to Reger, juxtaposing masterworks from the Baroque, late-Romantic, and Neoclassical eras. The program, framed by Bach’s monumental partita on Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig and Reger’s thunderous fantasia on Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn, promises to be a kaleidoscopic exploration of both world-class organs at Saint Thomas Church.

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Partite diverse sopra “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig”, BWV 768 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Partita “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”, Op. 8, no. 1 – Hugo Distler (1908-1942)

Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BuxWV 210 – Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

Fantasie über den Choral “Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn”, Op. 40, no. 2 – Max Reger (1873-1916)


Nicholas Quardokus, The Loening-Hancock & Miller-Scott Organs