THE NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER of the AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
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M e t r o   C o n c e r t   C a l e n d a r
October 2009

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October 3 — Saturday

3:00 pm. Ryan Jackson (The Juilliard School), organist. Maurice Duruflé: the complete organ works. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830 x 24. POSTPONED. A new date will be announced at a later time.

3:00 pm. Christ Chapel Chamber Series. Tyrone Aiken, bass baritone; M. Roger Holland II, piano. Traditional spirituals and gospel songs. Christ Chapel – The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive/120th St. Free will offering. (212) 870-6700. Handicapped accessible facility

October 4 — Sunday

3:00 pm. Joseph Brent, mandolin; Bridget Kibbey, harp. Virtuosic works and arrangements by Takemitsu, Henze and others. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Sugg. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). (212) 288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3:00 pm. Ensemble Gombert; John O'Donnell, director. A program of early and contemporary a cappella choral music from Melbourne, Australia's outstanding chamber choir. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 students & seniors). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Music Before 1800. "Abbo Abbas." Dialogos; Katarina Livljanic, director. French and English vocal polyphony from ca. 1000 A.D. Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. $40, $30, $20; students/seniors $35, $25, $15. (212) 666-9266.

4:40 pm. Vincent Carr (Newark, N.J.), 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.

5:15 pm. Andrew Senn (Philadelphia, Penn.), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm., as sung by the choirs of St. Luke’s, Darien and St. James, West Hartford) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. (212) 316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Eugenio Fagiani (Bergamo, Italy), 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

October 5 — Monday

6:30 pm. An Evening of Opera and Sacred Music. The Richard Tucker Music Foundation and the St. Vincent Chorale. Gala Benefit Concert to underwrite refurbishments for the Dominican Sisters' Convent. Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave./66th St. Free-will offering. (212) 744-2080. Handicapped accessible facility

October 6 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Elissa Weiss, soprano; Lisa Sprargen, guitar. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Gerre Hancock (Austin, Tex.), organist. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Co-sponsored by the NYC AGO: Free to NYC Chapter members; general: $20. (212) 316-7490. Handicapped accessible facility

8:00 pm. Katherine Meloan, organist; Brenda Brohn, flautist. "Postcards from
around the World" – music and dance from South America, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and America. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. Free will donation. (212) 935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

October 7 — Wednesday

1:15 pm. Harmonia Musicae. Giuseppe Schinaia (Rome, Italy), harpsichord. Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI Regis Sueciae by Christian Ritter, and
the Suite no. 9 from Musicalischer Parnassus by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. (212) 967-9157.
Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola; Kent Tritle, director. John Tavener: Requiem (U.S. premiere); Valentin Silvestrov: Distychon (U.S. premiere); Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (excerpts). Performance will be followed by Opening Night Gala Reception (ticketed, $100).
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. $50, $40 ($30 students & seniors). Subscriptions available. (212) 288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

October 10 — Saturday

7:00 pm. Brooklyn AGO Silent Film Series. Ben Model, theatre organist. The Cat and the Canary (1927), starring Laura LaPlante. Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn St./Third Ave., Brooklyn. $10 ($5 for students & seniors). (718) 383-6402.

7:30 pm. AES Convention Organ Recital. Graham Blyth, organist. The Three Chorales of César Franck paired with Preludes and Fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830. Handicapped accessible facility

October 11 — Sunday

4:30 pm. Renée Anne Louprette (St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC), organist; James Kennerley (Dir. of Music), tenor. (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.

5:15 pm. Nigel Potts (New York City), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) Cook: Fanfare; Howells: Rhapsody; Liszt/Potts: Liebestraume, Mendelssohn: Sonata in C minor; Walford-Davies: Solemn Melody; Delius/Fenby: On hearing the first cuckoo in spring; and Edmundson: Toccata on 'Vom Himmel hoch.' Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. (212) 316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Gerre and Judith Hancock (Austin, Tex.), organists. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. (212) 757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 13 — Tuesday

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

7:30 pm. Olivier Latry (Paris, France), organist. Khatchaturian/Kiviniemi: Sabre Danse; de Falla/Latry: Ritual Fire Danse; Buxtehude: Passacailla; Bach: Fugue alla Gigue (BWV 577); Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie; Guillou: Toccata: Karg-Elert: Valse mignonne; Vierne: Fantômes (Pièces de fantaisie); Saint-Saëns/Lemare: Dance macabre; Latry: Improvisation. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. $20. (212) 316-7490. Handicapped accessible facility

October 14 — Wednesday

1:15 pm. Sofia Dimitrova, soprano; Carlene Stober, baroque cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord. Works include the Italian cantatas Un Alma inamorata and La Partenza by G. F. Handel. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. (212) 967-9157. Handicapped accessible facility

October 15 — Thursday

7:00 pm. Three Organists of St. Patrick's Cathedral in concert. Jennifer Pascual (Dir. of Music), Donald Dumler (Principal Organist) and Daniel Brondel (Assoc. Dir. of Music) perform works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Domenico Zipoli, George Gershwin, J.S. Bach, Maurice Duruflé and Julius Reubke. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue/51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x274. Handicapped accessible facility

October 17 — Saturday

7:00 pm. Dedication Concert of Newly Installed Möller Organ. First Baptist Church Choir and timpani; Meghann Wilhoite, Kevin L. Estes, Leon G. Reid, Eric Birk, Bernadette Hoke, and Andrew H. Yeargin, organists. First Baptist Church, 265 W. 79th St./Broadway. Free; contributions to Organ Fund accepted. (212) 724-5600.

8:00 pm. Season Sampler. Schola Cantorum on Hudson. Choral music by Gjeilo, Houkom, Larkin, Harris, Near, Chilcott, and others. St John's in the Village, 211 W 11th Street. $15. (201) 918-3011. Handicapped accessible facility

October 18 — Sunday

3:00 pm. New York Piano Trio (Christopher Lee, violin; Andrey Tchekmazov, cello; Lily Friedman, piano). All-Russian program including trios by Rachmaninoff, Rubenstein and Schnittke, plus the New York premiere of "Three Funny Pieces" by Rodion Shchedrin. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Sugg. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). (212) 288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4:40 pm. David Lamb (Columbus, Ind.), 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.

5:15 pm. Christian Lane (Boston, Mass.), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) Anne Wilson: Toccata; Mendelssohn: Sonata VI in D Minor; and the complete organ works of George Shearing. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. (212) 316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Benjamin A. Kolodziej (Dallas, Tex.), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) Johann Gottlob Töpfer: Sonata in D minor; Bach: Trio Sonata #3 in E-flat major (BWV 525); Mendelssohn: Sonata in C minor/major (Op. 65, No. 2); Dupré: Cortège et Litanie. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. (212) 757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7:00 pm. Three Organists Spectacular, an organ concert featuring Kathy Jones, Joseph Nigro, and Tom Zachacz. Works by Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Walther, Bruhns and others.  A reception follows in the Church Hall. Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City,  NY. Suggested offering $10. (212) 634-2407.

October 19 — Monday

7:00 pm. David Lamb (Columbus, Ind.), organist. The Church of St. John the Baptist, 670 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, N.Y. Free. (914) 963-1486. Handicapped accessible facility

October 20 — Tuesday

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

7:30 pm. Marilyn Keiser (Bloomington, Ind.), organist. Wyton: Fanfare; Howells: Rhapsody No. 1; Bach: Pièce d'Orgue; Rheinberger: Introduction and Passacaglia (Sonata No. 8); Locklair: In Mystery and Wonder; Messiaen: Les Enfants de Dieu (La Nativité du Seigneur) and Joie et Clarte (Les Corps Glorieux); Widor: Andante Cantabile (Symphony I); Vierne: Impromptu and Carillon de Westminster (Pièces de Fantaisie). Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. $20. (212) 316-7490. Handicapped accessible facility

October 21 — Wednesday

1:15 pm. Black Marble Violin Duo: Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer, violins. Duos by G. P. Telemann and Jean-Marie Leclair. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. (212) 967-9157. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Night on Earth. Iva Bittova, songstress and violinist; Lisa Moore, piano. World music with gypsy, jazz and classical influences. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

October 24 — Saturday

5:00 pm. David Enlow (Church of the Resurrection, NYC), organist. Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St. Sugg. donation: $10. (212) 787-2755 ext 6. Handicapped accessible facility

October 25 — Sunday

4:00 pm. James David Christie (Oberlin, Oh.), organist. Works of Marchand, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bach, Alain, Barié and Tournemire. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). (212) 288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

4:00 pm. Music Before 1800. "Song of Songs." Stile Antico. Renaissance vocal music by Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, and others inspired by the biblical Song of Solomon. Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. $40, $30, $20; students/seniors $35, $25, $15. (212) 666-9266.

4:40 pm. Vaughn Watson (New York City), 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.

5:15 pm. Brink Bush (Providence, R.I.), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) Middelschulte: Toccata über den Choral: “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”; Bunk: Canzona (Acht Characterstück, Op. 57, #7); Karg-Elert: Rondo “alla Campanella,” Op. 156; Bach: Fantasie & Fuge in C Minor, BWV 537; Bush: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 1 (2009). Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. (212) 316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Paolo Bordignon (New York City), organist. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) Frescobaldi: Toccata Ottava; Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B Minor (BWV 544); Guillou: Toccata; Mendelssohn: Sonata IV in B-flat Major (Op. 65, No. 4). St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. (212) 757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 27 — Tuesday

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

October 28 — Wednesday

1:15 pm. Dodd String Quartet (Claire Jolivet and Theresa Salomon,
violins; Jessica Troy, viola; James Wilson, cello). Works include two of Purcell's
Fantasias in 4 Parts, and Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Op.133. Chapel – St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave./51st St. Free. (212) 967-9157. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Naji Hakim (France), organist. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Sugg. donation: $25 & $15. (516) 764-9578 x203. Handicapped accessible facility

October 29 — Thursday

1:00 pm. "Sounds Spectacular!" The Choir of Wakefield Cathedral, UK; Thomas Moore, conductor; Jonathan Bielby, organist. The Choir will present a varied concert of sacred and secular music, including works by Stanford, Mendelssohn, Leighton, John Scott, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830. Handicapped accessible facility

8:00 pm. "Father and Son." Choir of St. Luke in the Fields; David Shuler, music director. Music of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti including Domenico's Stabat Mater. Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street. $30 ($20 students & seniors). (212) 414-9419. Handicapped accessible facility

October 30 — Friday

6:30 pm. "Halloween Treats.” William Trafka (St. Bartholomew's) and Mollie Nichols (Heavenly Rest), organists. Wine and hors d’oeuvre available at the new Heavenly Rest Stop Café on Fifth Avenue from 6 to 8 pm. Halloween organ favorites including Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and Dukas' “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”  Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave./90th St. Free. (212) 289-3400. Handicapped accessible facility

8:00 p.m. "Pipe Organ Spooktacular." The 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera, shown with live pipe organ accompaniment improvised by Thomas Mustachio. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen RIdge, N.J. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students; Children 12 and under free (must be accompanied by an adult). (973) 743-5596. Handicapped accessible facility

October 31 — Saturday

7:00 pm. The Phantom of the Opera (1925), starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin; with organ accompaniment by J. David Williams (Dir. of Music), organist. Benefitting the Organ Restoration Fund. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St./Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. $10 (adults), $5 (children). (718) 625-7515.