Music

Concerts

  • Tickets are now on sale for the 2018-2019 concert season.
  • This season marks the inauguration of the Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in memory of John Scott. For more information about the Grand Organ Series, click here.

    "The Choir of Saint Thomas Church produces a polished, powerful and balanced sound that for sacred music is about the best that New York has to offer."-The New York Times


    Upcoming Concerts / 2018-2019 Season

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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