April 1 — Wednesday
12:00 pm. Soup and Sound: Bread of Heaven. Ted W. Barr, organ. A recital of organ works by the “Fifth Evangelist” Johann Sebastian Bach. A soup luncheon at noon is followed by a half-hour recital at 12:30.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ. Lunch and recital are free; a free-will offering is accepted. 856-428-2050.
12:05 pm. John Cantrell (St. Michael's Church, NYC), organist. The Interchurch Center Chapel, 475 Riverside Drive. Free. 212-870-2200.
1:15 pm. Music from the Time of Castiglione. Elizabeth Baber (soprano), Priscilla Smith (winds), Charles Weaver and Grant Herreid (lutes) will perform a program showcasing the frottola: a light, dance-like song which was the most popular form in Italy in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-967-9157.
7:30 pm. Gail Archer, organ. Mendelssohn in the Romantic Century: a celebration of the bicentennial of the composer's birth. Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Ave./65th St.. Free. 212-744-1400.
8:00 pm. Bach: Saint Matthew Passion. Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola; Kent Tritle, conductor; Parish Community Choir; St. Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choir; with soloists Frederick Urrey (Evangelist), Kevin Deas (Christus), Leslie Fagan (soprano), Barbara Rearick (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Garrett (tenor) and David Williams (baritone).
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St.
Preferred seating: $45; General seating: $35, $25 (students & seniors). 212-288-2520. (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).
April 3 — Friday
7:30 pm. Bach: Saint Matthew Passion. The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal and The English Concert; John Scott, conductor. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. $95, $75, $45 ($35 students & seniors). 212-757-7013 x303.
April 5 — Sunday (Palm Sunday)
3:00 pm. Baroque Vocal Music for Passiontide & Easter. Featuring members of the professional octet of MAPC, with guest instrumentalists. Schütz: Seven Last Words and Bach: Cantata 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden). Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St.
$20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920.
4:00 pm. Cantori New York. Mark Shapiro, conductor. Motets and other works for a cappella choir. Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), 316 E. 88th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-289-4100 x210.
4:00 pm. Two Cantatas for Eastertide. The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus. J. David Williams, organ/piano. Dubois: Seven Last Words of Christ; Burleigh: Let God Arise (selections). Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave./S. Oxford St. $15 (TDF voucher accepted). 718-625-7515.
April 6 — Monday
6:30 pm. Frederick Teardo (Associate Organist), organist. Dupré: Le Chemin de la Croix. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free-will offering. 212-757-7013 x303.
April 7 — Tuesday
6:30 pm. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres. Jolle Greenleaf and Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; John Scott, continuo. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free-will offering. 212-757-7013 x303.
April 8 — Wednesday
1:15 pm. The Grenser Trio: Mistaken for Mozart. The public mistook his first piano sonata for Mozart’s last and thought his symphonies equal to Beethoven’s: Anton Eberl is spotlighted in this performance of his Trio in E-flat major, op. 36. The Grenser Trio is Ed Matthew, classical clarinet; Carlene Stober, cello; and Dongsok Shin, fortepiano. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-967-9157.
April 10 — Friday (Good Friday)
6:00 pm. Ken Cowan, organ. Dupré: Le Chemin de la Croix. St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-378-0222.
7:30 pm. Choral Meditation. The St. James Compostela Choir; Davis Wortman, conductor. Stainer: The Crucifixion. St. James Church, 865 Madison Ave./71st St. Free. 212-288-4100.
April 12 — Sunday (Easter Day)
2:30 pm. Frederick Teardo (Associate Organist) and Kevin Kwan (Assistant Organist), organists. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303.
4:30 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Director), organist. (Preceding Solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830 x 24.
April 14 — Tuesday
12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Preston Smith, organist. Music of Bach, Buxtehude, Brahms, and Vierne. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174.
April 15 — Wednesday
1:15 pm. “To the Nines”: Anniversary Music. Brooklyn Baroque (Andrew Bolotowsky, baroque flute; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord) present a program of anniversary music by important Baroque composers celebrating milestones in 2009, including G. F. Handel, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, and F. X. Richter. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-967-9157.
7:30 pm. NYC AGO Chapter Program: Olivier Latry (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris), organ. The NYC Chapter will present its International Performer of the Year Award. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave./84th St. Free to NYC AGO members; $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-2520.
April 18 — Saturday
8:00 pm. Iain Quinn (Albuquerque, NM), organ. Works by Bach, Niels Gade, Hindemith. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Ave./54th St. $20 ($15 students/seniors/AGO members). 212-935-2200.
April 19 — Sunday
4:00 pm. Music Before 1800: Regina Coeli: Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi. Choir of Corpus Christi Church; Louise Basbas, director. 16th-century Spanish and Portuguese sacred music by Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Manuel Cardoso. Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. $40, $30, $20 ($35, $25, $15 students & seniors 62+). 212-666-9266.
4:00 pm. Timothy Harrell (Trinity Episcopal, Solebury, PA), organ. St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 119 Main Street (Church), Millburn, NJ. Sugg. donation $10. 973-376-0688.
5:15 pm. Pavel Kohout (Prague, Czech Republic), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303.
April 21 — Tuesday
12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: David Enlow, organist. Music of the French classical style. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174.
7:00 pm. James Wetzel (St. Malachy's Church, NYC), organ. Music by Bach, Howells and Dupré. Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave./66th St. Free-will offering. 212-744-2080.
April 22 — Wednesday
1:15 pm. New York Continuo Collective will perform selections from their spring project on 17th-c. Roman composers and the theme of vanitas, or the transience of all earthly delights. Charles Weaver (lute) will direct the ensemble. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-967-9157.
April 24 — Friday
7:30 pm. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organist. Organ music with a mesmerizing beat: Bach organ transcriptions of Vivaldi concertos and Philip Glass's Dance for Organ. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 for students and seniors). (212) 684-4174.
April 26 — Sunday
3:00 pm. Lydia Yang, flute; Peter Vinograde, piano; and friends. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Flagello, Roussel, and Hue; the Martinu Trio (with violin), and an arrangement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 by Hummel for flute, violin, cello, and piano. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St.
Sug. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). 212-288-8920.
4:00 pm. Three Organists Spectacular: Kathryn Jones, Tom Zachacz, and Joseph Nigro, organists. Works by Bach, Franck, Dumage and others. Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, NY. $10. 914-738-3488.
5:00 pm. Musica Viva; with the Allen-Stevenson Select Chorus; Walter Klauss, conductor. Season Finale: Orff: Carmina Burana; Brahms: Sieben Abendlieder. All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave./80th St. $25. 212-794-3646.
5:15 pm. Louis Perazza (Cambridge, Mass.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303.
7:00 pm. Gayle Martin Henry, piano. Favorite works for piano by Chopin, Schumann and others; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ. Free-will offering.
April 28 — Tuesday
12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Amy Bartram, soprano and Claudia Dumschat, organ. Early opera arias. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174.
April 29 — Wednesday
1:15 pm. Music of Couperin and Bach. Peter Kupfer (baroque violin), Carlene Stober (viola da gamba) and Jan-Piet Knijff (harpsichord) juxtapose J. S. Bach’s First Trio Sonata with François Couperin’s Second Concert Royal. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-967-9157.
7:30 pm. The Manhattan Recorder Orchestra, with guest Rex Benincasa, percussionist. Works by Bach, Schmelzer, Brade, Gabrieli, Shannon, Haverkate, and world premiere of "Dial Tones" by member Charles Gamble. Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave./28th St. $10 (general); $20 (preferred). 212-807-6799.