Summer Festival of Sacred Music

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Summer Festival of Sacred Music


The 23rd season of St. Bartholomew’s Summer Festival of Sacred Music, a New York institution, offers outstanding sacred choral works from around the world, sung by St. Bartholomew’s Choir, the Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bart’s Singers. Each Sunday begins with an organ voluntary at 10:50 am. The day’s choral work is then presented within the context of St. Bart’s 11 am service.

This series is free and open to the public  —  A gift supported entirely by your donations.
 

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2017 SCHEDULE
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Sundays at 11 am, June 25 - September 18 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25
MUSIC FOR PRIDE SUNDAY
Lou Harrison’s Mass to St. Anthony with orchestra and David Conte’s By night when others soundly slept

SUNDAY, JULY 2
A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN MUSIC
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with instruments and works by William Dawson and Searle Wright

SUNDAY, JULY 9
A MEMORIAM TO JOHANNES BRAHMS
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger’s Missa sincere in memoriam, Op. 187 for women’s voices

SUNDAY, JULY 16
THE PINNACLE OF THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
William Byrd’s Missa á 3 for men’s voices and Thomas Tallis’ Hear the voice and prayer

SUNDAY, JULY 23 - MORNING PRAYER AND HOLY EUCHARIST
“IN SWEETNESS MAGNIFICAL AND MIGHTY”
Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Hymn to the Virgin

 SUNDAY, JULY 30
AN AESTHETE’S TESTAMENT OF FAITH
Igor Stravinsky’s Mass with instruments

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
THE NOBILITY OF GERMAN ROMANTICISM
Felix Mendelssohn’s Ein Deutsche Liturgie, Periti autem and Lift thine eyes from “Elijah”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
MODERN INSPIRATION FROM THE RENAISSANCE 
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
MEDIEVAL MYSTICISM 
The Tournai Mass (14th Century French)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
A MASTERWORK FROM THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
Franz Josef Haydn’s Missa St. Joanne de Deo (“The Little Organ Mass”)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
ON THE CUSP:  A REVOLUTIONARY FROM THE RENAISSANCE
Claudio Monteverdi’s Messa da cappella á 4

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
MUSIC FOR CHILDREN'S VOICES
Jason Roberts’ Missa Fons Bonitatis

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 
AN ENDURING PRODIGY
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Missa in B Flat, K. 275