Music

Past Concerts

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


Concerts / 2016-2017 Season

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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 Requested.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
No tickets required, donation requested.

Friday, March 24, 2017

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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 John Passion (1772). New York Baroque Incorporated performs with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys under the baton of Daniel Hyde.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
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

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

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

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
“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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
SOLD OUT The last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years and who died unexpectedly in August of 2015. Proceeds from the concert will be used to create the John Scott Memorial Scholarship for the Choir School to assist choristers in need. The Fifth Avenue entrance will open at 6:15.

Concerts / 2015-2016 Season

Saturday, June 18, 2016

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In memory of the late John Scott, Benjamin Sheen plays the complete Clavier-Übung III (No tickets required - Donation requested).

Friday, May 13, 2016

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal and soloists. G.F. Handel's Italianate 'Dixit Domius' is paired with J.S. Bach's Cantatas 106 and 11, which expressively explore themes from death and the old law to paradise and the ascension. The Fifth Avenue doors open for this concert at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

7:30 pm – 9:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
St. John's Cambridge tours to New York City for the first time in five years. Presenting a program of music by English composers, the concert will showcase the rich Anglican choral tradition of which the Choir is a leading exponent. The Fifth Avenue doors open for this concert at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
TENET and Parthenia perform Music by Scheidemann, Capricornus, Tunder and Buxtehude. No tickets required-Donation requested.

Monday, March 21, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Acting Director of Music Benjamin Sheen presents this work by Marcel Dupré as a Holy Week musical meditation. No tickets required-Donation requested.

Friday, March 18, 2016

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Orchestra of St. Luke’s perform James MacMillan's masterpiece ‘Seven Last Words from the Cross’ with works by John Taverner and Sir John Tavener. Online ticketing for tonight’s performance will close at 1pm. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Advanced ticket sales for this performance are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 4:45 pm. This one-hour concert of A Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten) & Dancing Day (John Rutter) begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6:30pm. All tickets are $40 general admission with a reserved section up front for Friends of Music Donors. Seating begins at 4:45pm. Tickets available in October.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Advanced ticket sales for tonight's performance are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue doors beginning at 6:30pm.