2019 – 2020 Season

Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Saint Thomas Choir School at 100

We mark a number of anniversaries in this concert with Orchestra of St. Lukes: the 100th anniversary of St. Thomas Choir School in extracts from T. Tertius Noble’s Cantata Gloria Domini ; the commemoration of Veterans Day through American composer Stephen Paulus’s Cantata Prayers and Remembrances commissioned for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and Rachmaninov’s evergreen Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, premièred in Baltimore exactly 85 years ago on this date (1934) by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Handel: Messiah

A mainstay of Christmas in New York, Concerts at Saint Thomas presents The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys’ performances of Handel’s Messiah with New York Baroque Incorporated. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the most prominent and special [Messiahs] of the city, these concerts have become an annual tradition for many, heralding the coming of the festive season.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019 – 5:30 pm
Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Join the Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir and harpist, Sara Cutler, this holiday season to experience the spirit of Christmas with Benjamin Britten’s dramatic sequence of carols alongside other favorites. Having an earlier-than-usual start time, this family-friendly concert lasts one hour.
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We regret to inform you that the following two concerts were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic:

Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 7:30 pm 
C.P.E. Bach: Die letzen Leiden des Erlösers

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys are joined once again by New York Baroque Incorporated for the wonderful and under-performed ‘stile galant’ oratorio by J. S. Bach’s illustrious son, C. P. E. Bach. Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers (The Last Sufferings of Christ) was first performed in 1770, and until 1785 was performed in Bach’s native Hamburg every year. Contemplative and dramatic by turns, this refined music offers a beautiful introduction to the spirituality of the season.
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Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 7:30 pm 

In the Choir’s final appearance of the 2019-2020 season, Concerts at Saint Thomas presents some of the finest homegrown choral and organ music written in recent years. Come and be both surprised and edified by the glorious music of Calvin Hampton, Leo Sowerby (the ‘Dean’ of 20th century Episcopal music), Paul Creston, former chorister Julian Wachner, Peter Hallock, Nico Muhly, Jake Runestad, Josh Fishbein and others.
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