Concerts at Saint Thomas To Present Four Performances This April

By Nicole Kuchta

Concerts at Saint Thomas will present four performances next month.

First up is a guest performance by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, which will take place at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. According to the press release, “this marks the choir’s final tour with currant Director of Music Stephen Cleobury, who will retire after 37 years, and whose position will be filled by current Saint Thomas Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde.”

The program will include pieces by Monteverdi, Tallis, Palestrina, Byrd, Lotti, Humfrey, Purcell, S. S. Wesley, Parry, Naylor, Vierne, Britten, Howells, Berkeley, and Vaughn Williams.

Performance Date: April 1, 2019

A performance of Bach’s St. John Passion will highlight the Lenten season and feature soprano Sarah Brailey, alto Jay Carter, tenor Mark Bleeke, and bass Andrew Padgett alongside The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and New York Baroque Incorporated. Daniel Hyde will conduct.

Performance Date: April 11, 2019

Two Holy Week performances, which will showcase the range and color of the Miller-Scott Organ, aim to “vividly depict pivotal events from the Passion of Christ.” The first, of Marcel Dupré’s Symphonie-Passion, will feature organist Benjamin Sheen. The second performance, Organ Music for Lent, will feature organist Daniel Hyde

Performance Dates: April 15 & 16, 2019