Concerts at Saint Thomas presents its March performances, including Brahms’ A German Requiem and a pair of Holy Week organ meditations

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Concerts at Saint Thomas presents its March performances, including Brahms’ A German Requiem and a pair of Holy Week organ meditations
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys will perform the rarely-heard two-piano version of Brahms’ A German Requiem on March 22

Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen and Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde will highlight the Lenten season with two Holy Week musical meditations on March 26 and March 27 respectively, featuring organ music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann

New York, NY — Concerts at Saint Thomas opens their Spring 2018 concerts with a March 22 performance of the intimate two-piano arrangement of Brahms’ towering A German Requiem. The performance features the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys alongside soloists Hyesang Park (soprano) and John Brancy (baritone), and pianists Michał Biel and Katelan Terrell, all of whom are up-and-coming Juilliard graduates. The rarely heard two-piano version allows for a degree of precision and contrapuntal clarity not always found in the orchestral version.

The intensity of the Brahms work leads into Holy Week, which will be observed with a pair of musical meditations on the organ, with Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen on March 26 and Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde on March 27. Each performance surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century’s greatest composers—Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann.

The Choir of Saint Thomas Church produces a polished, powerful and balanced sound that for sacred music is about the best that New York has to offer.
The New York Times
Brahms: A German Requiem 

MARCH 22, 2018 | THURSDAY at 7:30 pm
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue at West 53rd Street
BRAHMS: A GERMAN REQUIEM
Version for choir and two pianos

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Hyesang Park, soprano
John Brancy, baritone
Michał Biel & Katelan Terrell, piano
Daniel Hyde, conductor

TICKETS REQUIRED

Holy Week Organ Meditations

MARCH 26 | MONDAY at 7:00 pm
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue at West 53rd Street
A HOLY WEEK MUSICAL MEDITATION (Part I): Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann

Benjamin Sheen, organ

No tickets required, donation requested

MARCH 27 | TUESDAY at 7:00 pm
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue at West 53rd Street
A HOLY WEEK MUSICAL MEDITATION (Part II): Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann

Daniel Hyde, organ

No tickets required, donation requested 

 

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