THE NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER of the AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
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May 2009

May 2 — Saturday

7:30 pm. Organ Inaugural Recital by Kent Tritle (Dir. of Music Min., St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC), organist. Inaugural concert on the IV/49 Konzelman Organ. Works by Bach, Marchand, DeGrigny, Mendelssohn, Widor, and Franck. Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church, 60 Forest Park, Larchmont, N.Y. $20, $15 (students & seniors). 914-834-1800.

May 3 — Sunday

3:00 pm. Concert Honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale and Soloists; Mark Bani, director; Michael Stairs (Philadelphia), guest organist. Bach: Magnificat; other Marian anthems. Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave./66th St. Free-will offering. 212-744-2080. Handicapped accessible facility

4:45 pm. Daniel Brondel (Associate Dir. of Music), organist. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue/51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x274. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. John Scott (Organist and Director of Music), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 5 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Claudia Dumschat, organist. Symphony #5 by Charles-Marie Widor. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

8:00 pm. Guildsingers; David Rentz, director. Program of works by Guillaume Dufay. Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), 316 E. 88th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-289-4100 x210. Handicapped accessible facility

May 6 — Wednesday

12:05 pm. Michael Diorio (Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Penn.), organist. The Interchurch Center Chapel, 475 Riverside Drive. Free. 212-870-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

1:10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

May 7 — Thursday

9:00 pm. Cameron Carpenter (Artist-in-Residence), organist. Charlie Chaplin's silent film, Modern Times and "The Dump" (2006) dir. Katy Scoggin. Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street on Second Avenue. $5. 212-477-0666.

May 9 — Saturday

7:00 pm. Neal Campbell (Dir. of Music & Organist, St. Luke's Parish, Darien, CT), organist. Music by  J.S. Bach, Widor, Friedell, Coke-Jephcott and Wyton. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-222-9458. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Celebratory Concert at the Cathedral in observance of the reopening of the cathedral's full length and the restoration of the renowned Aeolian-Skinner Organ. Canterbury Choral Society; Charles Dodsley Walker, conductor. Music of Thanks, Praise and Prayer by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Verdi and others. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-222-9458. Handicapped accessible facility

May 10 — Sunday

5:15 pm. Frederick Teardo (Associate Organist), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7:00 pm. Playful Pipes – Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist; Frances Eldredge, narrator; Joel Lambdin, violin; Barrie Mosher, oboe; Adam Tully, classical guitar. Bach: Fugue in D, BWV 532b; DeBlasio: God Is Our Righteousness, for Classical Guitar & Organ; Mosher: Suite for Oboe & Organ; DeBlasio: Serenade for Violin & Organ; Akerley: A Sweet for Mother Goose; Vierne: Carillon de Westminster; and pieces by Scott Joplin, arr. Eaton. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. $25, $20 (students/seniors). (718) 875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

May 12 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Jeff Hale, oboe and Claudia Dumschat, organist. Music for oboe and organ. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

May 13 — Wednesday

1:10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

7:00 pm. Pre-concert organ recital by Nancianne Parrella (Assoc. Organist), performing works of Vaughan Williams, Britten, Howells, Stanford and Carter.
8:00 pm. Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola; Kent Tritle, conductor. Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor; Handel: Dixit Dominus. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. Preferred seating: $45; General seating: $35, $25 (students & seniors). 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

May 14 — Thursday

7:30 pm. The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. John Scott, conductor; Eric Malson, piano; Frederick Teardo, harmonium. Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle; Scott Eyerly: Spires (first performance). St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. $75, $55, $40 ( $30 students & seniors). 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

9:00 pm. Cameron Carpenter (Artist-in-Residence), organist, accompanies silent films. Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street on Second Avenue. $5. 212-477-0666.

May 16 — Saturday

5:00 pm. Bruce Neswick (Dir. of Music & Organist, St. John the Divine), organist. Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street (Broadway/Columbus). $20, $15 (Seniors), $10 (Student / Under 13). 212-787-2755, ext. 6.

7:30 pm. Choral Music of Anton Bruckner. Cappella New York; David Enlow, director. Church of the Resurrection, 119 E. 74th St. (Park/Lexington). $25, $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212.535.9666 x31. Handicapped accessible facility

8:00 pm. Cantori New York performs with Prism, a virtuosic saxophone quartet. Works by Hugi Gudmundsson, Gia Kancheli, and Efstratios Minakakis. Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), 316 E. 88th St. $25. 212-289-4100 x210. Handicapped accessible facility

May 17 — Sunday

3:00 pm. Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra. Handel: Judas Maccabaeus. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Larry J. Long (Int. Organist & Choirmaster), organist. Works by J. S. Bach, Stanley, Mendelssohn, Langlais, Messiaen, Hakim, Hampton, and Vierne. Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 1393 York Ave./74th St. Free. 212-737-2720 x24. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. 65 Celebrations. Artis Wodehouse, Mason & Hamlin 1887 Liszt organ and piano; Rev. Mary Tiebout, narrator. Ruth Schonthal's complete liturgical cycle, 65 Celebrations for piano or organ. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair, N.J. Sugg. donation: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors. 973-744-6276. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Friends of Music Concert Series: Basically Bach. Ted W. Barr, organ; James Monroe, Trumpet; Amy Porter, soprano; F. Anthony Thurman, organ. The Presbyterian Church, 25 North Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. Free-will offering. 914-591-8124. Handicapped accessible facility

4:45 pm. Brian Swager (San Francisco, Calif.), organist. Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S.259. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue/51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x274. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Earl Naylor (St. Louis, Mo.), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 19 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: The Transfiguration Camerata. May Madrigals. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

May 20 — Wednesday

1:10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Gail Archer, organist. Mendelssohn in the Romantic Century: a celebration of the bicentennial of the composer's birth. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5122. Handicapped accessible facility

May 21 — Thursday (Ascension Day)

5:30 pm. Stephen Hamilton (Holy Trinity Episcopal), organist. Messiaen: L'Ascension. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830 x 24.

7:00 pm. The Symphonic Mass. Resurrection Choir and Orchestra; David Enlow, director. F.J. Haydn: Mariazeller-Messe. Church of the Resurrection, 119 E. 74th St. (Park/Lexington). Donations accepted. 212.535.9666 x31. Handicapped accessible facility

9:00 pm. Cameron Carpenter (Artist-in-Residence), organist, accompanies silent films. Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street on Second Avenue. $5. 212-477-0666.

May 26 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Yael Acher, flutist. Music of Bach, Langlais, and Acher. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

May 27 — Wednesday

1:10 pm. Katherine Meloan (Good Shepherd Lutheran, Brooklyn), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

3:30 pm. Las Cantantes, the University of New Mexico Women’s Choir. Dr. Maxine Thevenot, director; Stephen Tharp, organist. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave./82nd St. Free with admission to museum ($20 sugg. donation). 212-396-5473. Handicapped accessible facility

May 28 — Thursday

9:00 pm. Cameron Carpenter (Artist-in-Residence), organist, accompanies silent films. Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street on Second Avenue. $5. 212-477-0666.

May 30 — Saturday

8:00 pm. Space, Light, and Discovery. Schola Cantorum on Hudson; Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, director. Choral music by Whitacre, Fissinger, Mechem, Fuchs, Ticheli, Barber, Dello Joio, and others. St Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th. $25/$20. 201-918-3011. Handicapped accessible facility

May 31 — Sunday

4:00 pm. Westchester Chapter AGO Members Recital. Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church, 60 Forest Park, Larchmont, N.Y. Free. 914-834-1800.