PAST SHOWS

The Keys to Heaven: Music of G.P. da Palestrina

01.25.18 |8 PM

New York, NY US

"'Palestrina’s historical reputation resembles that of no other composer in the history of music.’ So thunders Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and that is an accurate portrayal. Palestrina is the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work is often seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony. The concert will feature G. P. da Palestrina’s mighty Missa Tu es Petrus, along with the motet on which it is based. The concert will also include well-known motets such as Sicut cervus, in addition some of his lesser-known jewels: the motets Caro mea, Improperium expectavit, and Ego sum panis vivus, and the hymn setting Veni creator spiritus."

American Classical Orchestra: C.P.E. Bach & Handel

12.04.17 |8 PM

New York, NY US

St. Ignatius of Antioch

C.P.E. Bach Magnificat
Handel Messiah, Part I
ACO Chorus and soloists
American Classical Orchestra
Thomas Crawford, conductor

American Classical Orchestra: Beethoven, Cherubini, Mozart

11.07.17 |8 PM

New York, NY US

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Cherubini Démophoon Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
American Classical Orchestra

Mozart Mass in C Minor
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Brian Giebler, tenor
Steven Eddy, baritone
ACO Chorus
American Classical Orchestra
Thomas Crawford, conductor

Song of Songs

10.26.17 |8 PM

New York, NY US

St. Luke in the Fields

"The beautiful and erotic texts of the Song of Songs, a love-poem traditionally attributed to King Solomon, inspired the great composers of the Continental Renaissance to create some of their most ardent music. This rich selection traces an emotional arc from the intensity of the Flemish master Clemens non Papa to the most vivid, madrigalian motets by Vivanco. The concert will also include music of Manchicourt, Lassus, Palestrina, Victoria and Guerrero."

Couperin Leçons de Tenebres

03.22.16 |8 PM

New York, NY US

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
St. James' Chapel

Madeline Apple Healey, soprano
Amanda Sidebottom, soprano
Raymond Nagem, organ


Taking its text from The Lamentations of Jeremiah and set in three parts—the first and second for solo voice, the third for two voices— François Couperin's Leçons de Tenebres represents the pinnacle of French baroque style and composition.

Seraphic Fire Christmas: The First Noël

12.09.15 to 12.13.15 |various

FL US

Seraphic Fire
James Bass, guest conductor

Dec. 9, 2015, 7:30pm, St. Sophia Cathedral (Miami)
Dec. 11, 2015, 7:30pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal (Coral Gables)
Dec. 12, 2015, 8:00pm, All Souls Episcopal (Miami Beach)
Dec. 13, 2015, 7:00pm, All Saints Episcopal (Ft. Lauderdale)

Bach St. John Passion

11.03.15 |8 PM

New York City, NY US

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

The American Classical Orchestra and Chorus
Rufus Müller, Evangelist
Kelvin Chan, Pilate
Teresa Wakim, soprano
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
Tom Crawford, Artist Director and conductor

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance

10.15.15 |8 PM

New York City, NY US

St. Luke of the Fields

Tomàs Luis de Victoria Requiem a 6 and other works
The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, director

"The music of Tomás Luis de Victoria represents the final flowering of the 'golden age of Spanish music'. His second Requiem Mass for six-voice choir has been regarded as one of his finest works and one of the last great works in the Renaissance polyphonic style. Victoria's final composition is a work of beguiling beauty and sumptuous simplicity, a fitting farewell, not only for an Empress, but also for an age."

This concert is a part of the New York Early Music Celebration 2015 - El nuevo mundo

Telemann Day of Judgment

10.13.15 |8 PM

New York City, NY US

Saint Ignatius of Antioch
West 87th Street at West End Avenue

An elite group of 16 singers of the ACO Chorus perform Telemann's rarely performed oratorio with the stellar American Classical Orchestra under the direction of Tom Crawford.

Acis and Galatea with Mark Morris Dance Group

06.19.15 |8 PM

New Haven, CT US

Shubert Theatre

Handel Acis and Galatea, arr. W.A. Mozart

Yulia Van Doren, soprano (Galatea)
Thomas Cooley, tenor (Acis)
Isaiah Bell, tenor (Damon)
Alexander Dobson, baritone (Polyphemus)
Mark Morris Dance Group
Yale Choral Artists
Yale Collegium Players
Nicholas McGegan, guest conductor

Staged and choreographed by Mark Morris
Costumes by Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting by Michael Chybowski
Sets by Adrianne Lobel

Yale International Choral Festival presents Yale Choral Artists

06.16.15 |8 PM

New Haven, CT US

Sprague Hall

Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir
David Lang The National Anthems with the Haven String Quartet
and other a cappella works

Yale Choral Artists
Jeffrey Douma, conductor


A collaboration with Yale School of Music, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and the Yale Alumni Chorus, Yale International Choral Festival presents five days of workshops, masterclasses and performances. Performing ensembles include Sweden’s Voces Nordicae, Cuba’s Entrevoces, the National University of Singapore Choir, and the Jerusalem Youth Chorus, along with the Yale Choral Artists and the Yale Alumni Chorus. For more information visit the festival website (link below.)

Orlande de Lassus: Easter Mass

05.07.15 |8 PM

New York, NY US

St. Luke in the Fields
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecturer: Dr. Orly Krasner

Choir of St. Luke's
with period instruments
David Shuler, conductor

Orlande de Lassus is regarded as the chief representative of the mature polyphonic style of the Franco-Flemish school, and was one of the three most famous and influential musicians in Europe at the end of the 16th century, along with Palestrina and Victoria. The concert will feature his Missa Congratulamini mihi and other works for the Easter season.

Music of Francisco López Capillas

04.27.15 |7 PM

New York City, NY US

The Hispanic Society of America

Meridionalis Ensemble
Jeffrey Grossman, organ
Sebastián Zubieta, conductor

Americas Society's ensemble, Meridionalis, led by Sebastián Zubieta, presents a concert featuring sacred choral music by Mexican composer Francisco López Capillas (ca. 1615-1673). Born in Mexico City, López Capillas was one of the earliest polyphonic composers of renown born in the Americas; his works are known for their expressivity and contrapuntal splendor. He was kappelmeister at Puebla and Mexico City, and several of his compositions have survived in archives in Mexico and Spain.

American Classical Orchestra: MADDALENA

04.21.15 |8 PM

New York, NY US

Saint Mary the Virgin, Times Square
145 West 46th Street (between 7th and 6th Avenues)
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecture

Caldara Maddalena ai piedi di Christo
Handel Chandos Anthem: The Lord is My Light
Allegri Miserere mei Deus
Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D Major

The American Classical Orchestra & Chorus
Hana Blazíková, soprano
Marcy Richardson, soprano
Marty Coyle, tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
John Thiessen, trumpet
Tom Crawford, conductor

A special opportunity to hear one of Europe’s leading baroque sopranos Hana Blazíková, joined by some of the best emerging soloist in New York City, in a rarely performed oratorio by Antonio Caldara. ACO principal trumpeter John Theissen is the featured soloist in a performance of the Torelli Trumpet Concerto, a favorite of the baroque trumpet repertoire. The program is rounded out by the festive Handel Chandos Anthem ‘The Lord Is My Light' and the ethereal Allegri 'Miserere', sung by the critically-acclaimed ACO Chorus.

As the Masters Heard It: Schubert • Handel • Beethoven

03.12.15 |8 PM

New York, NY US

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecture

Schubert Symphony No. 9 (The Great)
Mozart Mass in C Major (Coronation)
Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Opus 84
Beethoven 'Welten singen Dank und Ehre' from Christ on the Mount of Olives

The American Classical Orchestra & Chorus
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Michael Kelly, baritone
Tom Crawford, conductor

Handel's Esther

03.05.15 |8 PM

New York, NY US

St. Luke in the Fields
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecturer: Dr. David Schulenberg

Choir of St. Luke's
with period instruments
David Shuler, conductor

'Handel’s Esther has long enjoyed the cachet for being the first English Oratorio, Though this is Handel's first oratorio, it already demonstrates Handel's ability to create an enormous variety of orchestral color and to bring to life compelling drama in music. Recounting the story of Esther and Haman from the Hebrew Scriptures, the work incorporates elements of masque, pastoral and opera.'

12th Night Festival | Handel's Saul

01.04.15 |3 PM

New York City, NY US

St. Paul's Chapel

Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, presents a Twelfth Night Festival of concerts, services and lectures featuring Early Music written for Christmastide, performed by some of the most acclaimed artists in the field.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, conductor

12th Night Festival | Handel's Saul

01.02.15 |6 PM

New York City, NY US

St. Paul's Chapel

Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, presents a Twelfth Night Festival of concerts, services and lectures featuring Early Music written for Christmastide, performed by some of the most acclaimed artists in the field.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, conductor

Messiah with Seraphic Fire

12.19.14 to 12.21.14 |Various

Miami Area, FL


James K. Bassi conducts Seraphic Fire for this pillar of Western Music.

Friday, December 19, 8 PM
Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, December 20, 8 PM
Trinity Cathedral (Miami)

Sunday, December 21, 4 PM
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Praetorius: In dulci jubilo

12.04.14 |8 PM

New York City, NY

St. Luke in the Fields
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecture: Dr. Raymond Erickson

"Michael Praetorius single-handedly produced much of the Lutheran church music heard in northern Germany in the early 17th century. The concert will present music that might have been heard at a Christmas Day mass in 1620 by Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt and Johann Hermann Schein, including mass movements, chorales and organ works."


Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
with ensemble of period instruments
David Shuler, conductor

American Classical Orchestra: B Minor Mass

11.15.14 |7:30 PM

New York, NY

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecture

"The ACO’s first ever performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s towering masterpiece, featuring world-renowned soloists and the acclaimed ACO Chorus."

Christine Brandes, soprano
Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano
David Daniels, alto
Charles Blandy, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass
Tom Crawford, conductor

ACO Chorus
Amanda Sidebottom, contractor

Etherea Vocal Ensemble in Concert

11.02.14 |4 PM

Orange, CT

Orange Congregational Church

with Grace Cloutier, harp
Alan Murchie, organ and piano

Thomas Tomkins: Great Service

10.30.14 |8 PM

New York, NY

St. Luke in the Fields
7 PM Pre-Concert Lecture: Dr. Sarah Davies

"A pupil of William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins’ technique as a contra-puntalist was second to none, as can be heard in his magnificent Great Service for 10 independent voices. The concert will also include masterpieces of English Renaissance choral music by Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Weelkes."

Choir of St. Luke's
David Shuler, conductor

The Soul's Delight in Concert

10.26.14 |3 PM

Stony Brook, NY

Staller Hall | Stony Brook University

Music of Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Jose Marin, and Tobias Hume.

Amanda Sidebottom, soprano
Sang Joon Park, traverso
Sarah Biber, cello and viola da gamba
Hsuan-Wen Chen, harpsichord
Jason Priset, theorbo and baroque guitar

Yale Choral Artists

10.24.14 |8 PM

New Haven, CT

Yale University

Music of Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt
Pärt Berliner Messe, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and Magnificat
Benjamin Britten The Hymn to the Virgin, Hymn to St. Cecilia, and
Missa Brevis, Treble I soloist

Yale Choral Artists
Jeffrey Douma, director

with Thomas Murray, organ
and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The Soul's Delight in Concert

09.12.14 to 09.14.14 |Various

Buffalo Area, NY

September 12, 7:30 PM | Baker Memorial United Methodist, East Aurora
September 13, 7 PM | St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Williamsville
September 14, 3 PM | Emmanuel United Methodist, Lockport

Music of Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Jose Marin, and Tobias Hume

Amanda Sidebottom, soprano
Sang Joon Park, traverso
Sarah Biber, cello and viola da gamba
Hsuan-Wen Chen, harpsichord
Jason Priset, theorbo and baroque guitar

In Recital with Grace Cloutier

06.22.14 |2 PM

New York, NY

Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall

Etherea Vocal Ensemble performs as guest artist with Grace Cloutier, harp.

Etherea Vocal Ensemble: Hymn to the Dawn

03.30.14 |4 PM

Westport, CT

Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

with
Grace Cloutier, harp
Alan Murchie, piano and organ

Handelfest: Alceste

03.14.14 |8 PM

New York, NY

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Handel Alceste, costumed and semi-staged
along with his Utrecht Jubilate

Handel Samson

03.04.14 |8 PM

New York, NY

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

American Classical Orchestra & Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Seraphic Fire: Bach Magnificat

02.14.14 to 02.16.14

FL

February 14 | 7:30 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale

February 15 | 8 PM
First United Methodist Church, Coral Gables

February 16 | 2 PM
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, Boca Raton

Yale Choral Artists: Mozart Mass in C Minor

02.08.14 |8 PM

New Haven, CT

Hendrie Hall

Ensemble and Soloist for "Dona nobis pacem"

Gala: 30th Annual All-Bach Concert on New Year's Eve

12.31.13 |8 PM

New York, NY

Church of St-Jean Baptiste

BWV 190 "Singet dem Herrn"
Brandenburg Concerto, No. 2
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Orchestra
BWV 41 "Jesu, sei nun gepreiset" (soloist)

Amanda Sidebottom, soprano
Teresa Buchholz, alto
Alex Guerrero, tenor
Richard Holmes, bass

Amor Artis Chorus
Amor Artis Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Somary, Conductor

American Classical Orchestra: Anterior Motives

11.23.13 |8 PM

New York, NY

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

A program that morphs from the dark and sinewy Maddelena to the ebullient Brandenburg and Cantata 30. Singing with the ACO Chorus.

Buxtehude In dulci jubilo
Bach "Freue dich, erlöste Schar" BWV 30
and instrumental works by Bach, Handel, and Caldara

Well-Tuned Words Abroad

10.22.13 |6:30 PM

Berlin, Germany

Luisenkirche
Gierkeplatz 4

Dowland @ 450 / Krebs @ 300
A celebration of two anniversaries with songs and instrumental pieces
by John Dowland (1563–1626) and keyboard works by Johann Ludwig
Krebs (1713–1780). With harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Well-Tuned Words Abroad

10.18.13 |8 PM

Basel, Switzerland

Pianofort’ino Konzert-Galerie
Gasstrasse 48

Dowland @ 450 / Krebs @ 300
A celebration of two anniversaries with songs and instrumental pieces
by John Dowland (1563–1626) and keyboard works by Johann Ludwig
Krebs (1713–1780). With harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky.

25 CHF (students 13 CHF), available at the box office. For reservations
call +41(0)61 381 25 75.

The Soul's Delight: Music of Court Musicians

09.08.13 to 09.29.13

Benedetto Ferrari "Amanti, io vi so dire"
Johann Adolf Hasse "Quel vago seno"
and instrumental music by Herrando, Couperin, and Boismortier

September 8 | 4 PM
All Soul’s Chapel, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
754 Montauk Highway, Islip, New York

September 13 | 7:30 PM
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
345 Main St, East Aurora, NY

September 14 | 7 PM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
68 Eagle St, Williamsville, NY

September 15 | 3 PM
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
75 East Ave, Lockport, NY

September 29 | 4 PM
Bellport United Methodist Church
185 South Country Road, Bellport, NY