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MAY 2017
Enjoy organ music in its infinite variety each week on PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media, heard Sundays at Midnight on Classical WQXR-105.9 FM, New York City. PIPEDREAMS is also available OnDemand at www.pipedreams.org. For more information: www.wqxr.org/programs/pipedreams.

Unless otherwise noted, each event is in Manhattan.

May 2 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Organ Student from Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.). Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's. Ryan Kennedy (New York City), organ. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave./60th St. Free. 212-265-3495 x345. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Great Organ: A Recital Series. Raymond Nagem (Assoc. Organist), organ. The complete organ sonatas (Op. 65) of Felix Mendelssohn in a single concert. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets $25 online or at the door. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

May 7 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Jamie Hitel (Greenwich, Conn.), organ. Dedication of the new organ by Meloni & Farrier. Works by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor, Messiaen, and others. Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2325 Newtown Ave., Astoria, Queens. Free. 718-278-1834. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Paul Murray (Dir. of Music), organ; Will Berman, baritone. Works by Bach, Dandrieu, Tournemire, and Five Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams. Church of Our Saviour, Park Ave./38th St. $20 suggested donation. 212-679-8166 x220. Handicapped accessible facility

3.15 pm. Daniel Brondel (Assoc. Dir. of Music), organ, and Peter Kiral, viola. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Anthony Newman, organ. Inaugural recital on the 3-manual Peragallo Pipe Organ. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major; Chorale Prelude "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland"; Fugue in G major "Gigue"; Mozart: Fantasia in F minor; Adagio in D minor; Allegro in C major; Newman: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Bedford Rd., Armonk, N.Y. $25/$15. 914-273-3812. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Michael Messina (Indianapolis, Ind.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Brooklyn Chapter AGO Members' Recital, featuring organists Rasaan H. Bourke, Aaron Comins, Stephen Danziger, Paul Olson, Maria Rayzvasser and John A. Wolfe. St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 334 MacDonough St., Brooklyn. Free. 718-778-8700. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Christopher Dekker (Grand Rapids, Mich.), organ. (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 9 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Thomas Fielding (Kalamazoo, Mich.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Linda Patterson (Brenham, Tex.), organ. Works by J.S. Bach and Flor Peeters. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Suggested donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. David Enlow (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. Improvisation in Historical and Free Styles on themes submitted by the audience. Suite in the French 17th-century Style; Prelude and Fugue in the German 18th-century Style; Pieces in the 19th-century and Free Styles. Church of the Resurrection, 119 E. 74th St. $10 ($5 students & seniors).

May 13 – Saturday

7.00 pm. Felix Hell, organ. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988, arr. for organ by Felix Hell. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Ave./54th St. Suggested donation: $20. 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

May 14 – Sunday

3.15 pm. Stephen Fraser (New York City), organ. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. David von Behren (Cleveland, Oh.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Ben Sheen (Assistant Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Robert Schumann – Six Studies in Canonical Form, Op. 56, and the Four Sketches for pedal-piano, Op. 58, and other works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and J. S. Bach. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 15 – Monday

7.30 pm. Stephen Tharp (New York City), organ. The Von Beckerath 50th Anniversary Concert. Works by J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns, Dupré, George Baker, David Conte, and Liszt. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 225 W. 99th St./Amsterdam Ave. $20. 212-222-2700. Handicapped accessible facility

May 19 – Friday

7.30 pm. Stephen Rumpf (New York City), organ. Seventieth Birthday Recital. Works by J.S. Bach, Vierne, Stover and Tournemire. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 225 W. 99th St./Amsterdam Ave. Suggested donation: $20. 212-222-2700. Handicapped accessible facility

May 21 – Sunday

4.00 pm. Harold Stover (Portland, Me.), organ. Works by Saint-Saëns, Dubois, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and Stover. Second Presbyterian Church, 4 W. 96th St./Central Park West. 212-749-1700. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Spring Festival of Arts. The Birk and Hoke Duo (Eric Birk and Bernadette Hoke). Widor: Selected Duos, op. 3; Dupré: Sinfonia, op. 42; Yon: Concerto Gregorian; Hesse: Fantaisie; Ernest/Bach: Concerto in C, BWV 595. First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, Conn. $25. 203-637-1791. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Ben Sheen (Assistant Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Robert Schumann – Six Fugues on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60, interspersed with several of J. S. Bach’s most celebrated chorale settings from the "Great Eighteen." St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 25 – Thursday (Ascension Day)

5.30 pm. David Hurd (Organist & Music Dir.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Mass at 6.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.