Renew Your Spirit
Lenten Organ Recitals
Sundays, March 6 & 20, 2022, 4-4:45 pm
Join us for recitals at 4pm on Sundays March 6 and 20, when Alexander Pattavina and Paolo Bordignon enjoy 45 minutes to open the instrument up to repertoire including concert favorites. The tradition of organ recitals in Lent goes back many decades at St. Bart's and we're delighted to re-introduce these concerts. These are in-person only, with a large monitor for the audience to be able to look over the organist's shoulders.
On March 6th, Alexander Pattavina offers a 45-minute program, which includes Bach's Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, Jean Langlais' Chant de Paix and Chant Héroïque, from Neuf Pièces, Cantilène from Suite Brève, Calvin Taylor's "Were you there?" and "Soon I will be done" from Five Spirituals for Organ, and Marcel Dupré's Cortège et Litanie.
Information on all of our Lenten offerings here.
Monday, April 11, 2022, 6 pm
Holy Week Concert: The Leçons de Ténèbres of François Couperin
Olivia Sue Greene & Aine Hakamatsuka, sopranos
Adam Young, viola da gamba
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
In the long, rich tradition of singing the Lamentations of Jeremiah in Holy Week, Couperin’s setting is at the pinnacle of Baroque vocal repertoire. Rather than lying in contemplation of the darkest hours of the passion, Couperin’s music transports the listener with the luminous sound of two soprano voices, combined with the crystalline beauty of the harpsichord and the expressive richness of the viol. The intimacy, acoustic, and architectural beauty of St. Bartholomew’s Chapel makes it an ideal venue for this repertoire.
Tickets are very limited to this one-hour program.
The concert will not be livestreamed.
$75 Angel Club Seating includes a $25 tax-deductible contribution to Great Music
The Great Music concert series at St. Bart’s offers a wide range of music in performance, from traditional carols and Baroque fare to the new works of some of today’s most innovative and original composers. In addition to featuring a stunning array of world-class performers, the series showcases two of New York’s most inspiring concert venues: St. Bart’s intimate and acoustically brilliant 150-seat chapel; and the majestic sanctuary, an architectural marvel whose Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ is the largest in New York City.
Great Music is presented under the auspices of the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to cultivate, promote, sponsor and develop the understanding and love of the performing arts presented at St. Bartholomew's Church.
In recent years, the church was elegantly outfitted with comfortable cathedral chairs enabling the utmost variety in flexible seating and is a superbly equipped and beloved New York City concert venue. Great Music includes performances of music, dance, drama and other performing arts as well as the exhibition of works in the film and fine arts genres.
For more information about past and upcoming concerts at St. Bart’s, please visit mmpaf.org.
Support Great Music at St. Bart's
The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF) is a non-profit organization and produces great music at St. Bart’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Additional limited funding comes from corporations, foundations and ticket sales. Please add your support to Great Music at St. Bart’s by making a gift.
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. All members of the Great Friends of Music Guild are listed in concert programs and are invited to special events throughout the year.
Call the Box Office at 212-378-0248, or mail your check to:
Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation
MMPAF at St. Bart’s
325 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Thank you for your generous support!
Supporter – $60
Friend – $100
Donor – $250
Patron – $500
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The Cornell Family Foundation Endowment
Through the generosity of the Cornell Family Foundation, we have successfully begun an endowment fund for Great Music at St. Bart’s. Please consider a gift to this fund to help us continue the heritage of Great Music, so that future generations of music lovers will also hear the finest music and programming in the splendor of St. Bartholomew’s Church.