Concerts At Saint Thomas To Close Season With Feast Of The Ascension

By Francisco Salazar

Concerts at Saint Thomas will give the season’s final performance with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys singing music written for the Feast of the Ascension.

The program will feature Bach’s Cantata 37, his first written for the Ascension, and his “Lutheran” Mass in G minor, as well as Vivaldi’s lesser-known setting of the “Introduzione e Gloria, RV 588.”

The choir will be joined by soloists countertenors Eric S. Brenner, tenors Lawrence Jones and Mark Bleeke, and baritone Daniel Moore. They will be accompanied by period instrumentalists from the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of conductor Daniel Hyde.

The concert will be held on May 9 at 7:30 at the Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue.