Music

Organ Recitals

There are two organ recital series at Saint Thomas Church. The first, to mark the inaugural season of the Miller-Scott Organ, Concerts at Saint Thomas will present the Grand Organ Series. 5 Saturdays throughout the year will feature some of the country’s most outstanding organists playing the new instrument. No tickets are required for these recitals. A donation, however, is requested.

Below you'll find the remaining recitals in the Grand Organ Series. You can also read about our weekly Sunday recital series.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Grand Organ Series IV: Katelyn Emerson
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

Grand Organ Series V: Chelsea Chen
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.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Grand Organ Series VI: Ken Cowan
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.

Donate to the Grand Organ series.

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Organ recitals also occur on most (but not all) Sundays at 5:15pm during September-May, following Choral Evensong at 4pm on those same days. Upcoming Sunday recitals are posted below.

Please notae that, this year, all recitals will be presented on the Miller-Scott Organ. You can learn more about the organ and access media about its construction and voicing here.

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.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Assistant Organist from 2008-2012.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, NY.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, New York City, NY.

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 required. Donation requested.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Church of the Resurrection, New York City, NY.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
St. Vincent Ferrer & St. Catherine of Siena, New York City, NY.

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.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Assistant Organist 2004-2006.