St. Bartholomew Church. House of Worship by Day, Jazz Club by Night

St. Bartholomew Church. House of Worship by Day, Jazz Club by Night

 

St. Bartholomew Church


St. Bartholomew’s Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York located in the heart of midtown Manhattan is a not only a beautiful house of worship, but it also allows musicians to utilize the ethereal acoustics to perform jazz and chamber music through the program Great Music at St. Bart’s. Great Music continues the programmatic focus to embrace a wide range of music in programs that shine in St. Bart’s spaces. The concert series has been produced by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation for the past seven years. The 1918 Romanesque-style church, a National Historic Landmark, features a portal designed by Stanford White and a grand Byzantine-style interior that sets the stage for this season's renowned artists. Here are the upcoming spring events:

 

On Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 pm the St. Bartholomew choir will perform “Portals to the Divine: Radiance From The North” in the majestic 1,000-seat sanctuary which boasts an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ that is the largest in New York City. Come and hear the romantic and contemporary choral works by composers from both Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States as they offer a testament of faith and a glimpse into a transcendent world: the Requiem of Icelandic composer Jón Leifs (1899-1968), Psalm 67 and Only in Sleep of Latvian Eriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977), Ubi caritas by Norwegian Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) and Biegga luohte by Swedish Jan Sandström (b. 1964) and more.Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 students and seniors

 

On Tuesday, April 7, at 7 pm the 150-seat St. Bart’s chapel will transform to host an intimate contemporary chamber music concert featuring the Dorian Wind Quintet—known worldwide as one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has traveled around the world concertizing in 48 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia. At St. Bart’s, the quintet will perform a program of jazz works including Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Gunther Schuller’s Blues, Billy Childs’s Fugue in Perpetual Motion, and Lalo Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 students and seniors

 

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