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 has to offer."-The New York Times


Concerts / 2017-2018 Season

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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' Mass, and Vivaldi's Introduzione e Gloria, RV 588. Daniel Hyde conducts.

Friday, April 6, 2018

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

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

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

7:30 pm – 9:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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 Dehn, Clare McNamara, Lawrence Jones and Jesse Blumberg to celebrate Christmas with our much anticipated annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Daniel Hyde conducts.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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 Pärt'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, Dona Nobis Pacem.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
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 of the Loening-Hancock gallery organ. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Buxtehude, Böhm, and Bruhns. No tickets required, donation requested.

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.