The Philadelphia Orchestra Present Organ Concert in Support of St. Bartholomew’s Church

By Logan Martell

On June 30, 2022, The Philadelphia Orchestra will present the online premiere of its organ concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City.

The program was comprised of works from the 16th-20th centuries, featuring composers such as Gigout, Jongen, Faure, Durufle, Gabrieli, Handel, Beach, Saint-Saens, as well as Stokowski’s orchestration of Bach’s “Little Fugue in G Minor,” and the world premiere of Jim Gray’s arrangement of Amy Beach’s “Prelude on an Old Folk Tune.”

Conductor David Robertson led the orchestra, along with organist Paolo Bordignon, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in a performance that was recorded on May 24.

The concert is presented in support of St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy’s restoration mission, with the Waldorf Astoria New York as the leading corporate sponsor, and The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation as the leading foundation sponsor, with the online production underwritten by Barbara Tober.

The organ concert will be available until July 7, 2022, with free digital tickets available for reservation on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s website.