Concerts at Saint Thomas Unveils 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

Concerts at Saint Thomas has announced its 2022-23 season.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

Kicking things off will be “Tandem: Two Pianos, Two Premieres,” which will feature the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys as well as baritone Benjamin Howard. At the piano will be Jeremy Filsell and Francis Pott. The concert will feature the world premiere of Pott’s work for two pianos as well as choral works and songs for piano and voice, also by Pott. There will also be music by Vaughan Williams, Carmichael, and Gershwin.

Performance Date: Oct. 27, 2022

New York Baroque Incorporated will present Händel’s “Messiah.”

Performance Date: Dec. 6 & 8, 2022

The Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir will headline “Christmas on Fifth Avenue.” That concert will include music by Britten, Judith Bingham, Fauré, Wills, Head, and Rutter.

Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2022

New York Polyphony will present antiphons, motets, and responsories from the Gyffard Partbooks and the Eton Choirbook.

Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2023 

The Choir of New College Oxford will present music by Howells, Elgar, and Bairstow under director Robert Quinney.

Performance Date: March 30, 2023

Next up, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys will perform alongside the Choir of the New College Oxford in “Music for Passiontide: A Choral Festival.”

Performance Date: April 1, 2023

The season draws to a close with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, under Jeremy Filsell, in the world premiere of  Trevor Weston’s “American Lamentations” for choir and orchestra.

Performance Date: May 16, 2023