Concerts at Saint Thomas Announces Digital Fall Season Lineup

By Logan Martell

The Concerts at Saint Thomas has announced fall performances to its 20-21 season, to be presented online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The season opens on Oct. 3, with a concert by organist and American Fulbright scholar Joy-Leilani Garbutt. The program will feature rediscovered, French organ works by female composers of the early 20th century, such as Jeanne Demessieux, Elsa Barrain, Nadia Boulanger, and more.

On Oct. 17, Assistant Organist Nicholas Quardokus, will perform works from the Baroque, late-Romantic, and Neoclassical eras on St. Thomas’ Loenig-Hancock and Miller-Scott organs.

In celebration of Beethoven’s birthday, pianist Adam Golka will play the first three parts of an eight-part concert series of the composer’s complete “Piano Sonatas.” The concerts will take place on Oct. 24, 31, and November 21.

The highlight of the fall season will see New York Baroque Incorporated return to Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue for a chamber concert directed by Jeremy Filsell. The program will feature mezzo-soprano Sarah Rose Taylor in a program comprised of Handel and Purcell.

The season will conclude on Dec. 5, with Associate Organist Nicolas Haigh showcasing the church’s Miller-Scott Organ with a performance of Messiaen’s “La Nativité du Seigneur.”