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.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Alfred the Great
King of the West Saxons
O Sovereign Lord, who didst bring thy servant Alfred to a troubled throne that he might establish peace in a ravaged land and revive learning and the arts among the people: Awake in us also, we beseech thee, a keen desire to increase our understanding while we are in this world, and an eager longing to reach that endless life where all will be made clear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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.