Calendar

Concerts

Friday, October 5, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Much anticipated, and as a result of over ten years of visionary planning and painstaking hard work on the part of many, The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in memory of John Scott has gradually taken shape visually and aurally over the past year. With 102 stops, this magisterial instrument now presides over both sides of the Chancel, and is designed for liturgical and concert use. In this dedicatory recital, Daniel Hyde will demonstrate the many colors and sounds of the new instrument, from the softest strings to the iconic ‘blazing Saint Thomas sound’ known to many familiar with the previous instrument. An occasion not to be missed.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys combines forces with the period instrumentalists of New York Baroque Incorporated, soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Thomas Cooley and bass Alexander Dobson to celebrate Christmas with the much anticipated annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Daniel Hyde conducts.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys combines forces with the period instrumentalists of New York Baroque Incorporated, soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Thomas Cooley and bass Alexander Dobson to celebrate Christmas with the much anticipated annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Daniel Hyde conducts.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Performances of Benjamin Britten’s haunting work for boys’ choir and harp at Saint Thomas go back to the nineteen-seventies. Join us this holiday season to experience the spirit of Christmas with this dramatic sequence of carols and other holiday works.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Daniel Hyde plays the second of six Grand Organ recitals on the Miller-Scott Organ. Arguably the most distinctive and progressive voice in twentieth century French music, and certainly the most significant organist-composer of any nationality since Bach, Olivier Messiaen is best known for his cycle of nine pieces entitled La Nativité du Seigneur. Written in 1935, the music speaks directly of the joy, peace and wonder of Christmas. Why not take a break from your Christmas shopping and slip into this synesthetic world of color and sound, showcasing some of the most hidden and delicate sounds of the Miller-Scott Organ? No tickets required, donation requested.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the third of six Grand Organ recitals, Benjamin Sheen, Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church, plays the Miller-Scott Organ. One of the UK’s brightest young organists and hailed as ‘brilliant' by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition and received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition 2013. No tickets reqiured. Donation requested.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the fourth of six Grand Organ recitals, Katelyn Emerson plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “Emerson … shows every indication that she will become one of her generation’s most prominent organists." - Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald. No tickets required. Donation requested.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the fifth of six Grand Organ recitals, Chelsea Chen plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “…Chelsea played with confidence, style, and imagination at a level that many older performers would surely envy…The [organ’s] future is in the hands [of] players such as Chelsea Chen who not only perform exceptionally well but also compose for the organ and encourage other friends of their generation to write for it too.” - Michael Barone. No tickets required. Donation requested.

Monday, April 1, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, needs no introduction, having performed to audiences at Saint Thomas Church many times in the past. As arguably the most famous choir of its type in the world, and justly known for its annual broadcast of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, the men and boys will be touring the USA for the last time under their current Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury. Concerts at Saint Thomas is honored to have this opportunity to salute Stephen after 37 years of service, and to wish him well in his forthcoming retirement.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
With such emotional weight, and in a perfect balance of drama and spirituality, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion has become synonymous with Passiontide and Easter observances around the world. Daniel Hyde conducts New York Baroque Incorporated with soloists, Dann Coakwell, Sarah Brailey, Jay Carter, Mark Bleeke, and Andrew Padgett.

Monday, April 15, 2019

7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Originally an improvised symphony on liturgical themes, Marcel Dupré’s Symphonie-Passion is a kaleidoscopic representation of the life of Christ in four movements; Advent, Christmas, Crucifixion and Resurrection. The symphony draws heavily on Gregorian chant and promises to show off the full range of color and power of the Miller-Scott Organ. No tickets required, donation requested.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Paul de Maleingreau’s Symphonie de la Passion vividly depicts pivotal events from the Passion of Christ. The symphony draws heavily on Gregorian chant and promises to show off the full range of color and power of the Miller Scott organ. No tickets required, donation requested.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
At an earlier-than-usual start time, New York Baroque Incorporated joins Benjamin Sheen and Daniel Hyde in a program of chamber music celebrating the Martha J. Dodge Continuo Organ and a new harpsichord recently purchased from Willard Martin. Vivaldi’s evergreen depiction of Spring sets the scene for two concerti by Handel and Bach, both of which weave tapestries of musical counterpoint for all the hands of the orchestra. An intimate early evening performance looking towards Memorial Day and the New York summer.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In the final of six Grand Organ recitals, Ken Cowan plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “[There is] no doubt as to the player’s extraordinary muscle and aptitude.” - The American Organist. No tickets required. Donation requested.

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