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December 2012
Enjoy organ music in its infinite variety each week on PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media, heard Sundays at Midnight on Classical WQXR-105.9 FM, New York City. PIPEDREAMS is also available OnDemand at www.pipedreams.org. For more information: www.wqxr.org/programs/pipedreams.

Unless otherwise noted, each event is in Manhattan.

December 1 — Saturday

7.30 pm. Make the Yuletide Gay! The Stonewall Chorale. Cynthia Powell, director; Eric Sedgwick, accompanist. Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël; Handel: 3 Choruses from Judas Maccabeus; and a sparkling array of jazzy Christmas pops. Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave./28th St. Tickets: $12-$20. 347-267-0036. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 2.)

December 2 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Andrew Henderson (Dir. of Music & Organist), organ. Organ works based on Advent and Christmas themes, including chorale settings by Bach and Buxtehude, Noëls by Daquin and Guilmant, and excerpts from Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3.30 pm. Advent Lessons & Carols. A traditional service of scripture, hymns and anthems, led by the Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre. Michael Wustrow, director; Frank L. Crosio, organist. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Free-will offering. 516-764-9578. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Joseph Arndt (Dir. of Music), organ. J.S. Bach: Advent chorales; Peeters: Toccata, Fugue, and Hymn on 'Ave Maris Stella'; Merulo: Missa Apostolorum (plainsong sung by men from the Choir of Grace Church). Grace Church, 950 Broad St., Newark, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-623-1733. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Advent Lessons & Music. The Adult Choir; Patrick Allen (Organist & Master of Choristers), conductor. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000 x110. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Advent Lessons & Carols. St. Peter's Choir; Darryl Roland, conductor. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-538-0555. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Advent Lessons & Carols. St. Bartholomew's Choir, Singers, and Boy and Girl Choristers. St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave./51st St. Free-will offering. 212-378-0222. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. The Long Christmas Dinner. EnCANTA Collective. Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner (chamber opera); Jake Heggie: The Deepest Desire; and Frank Martin: Trois Chants de Noel. All Saints Episcopal Church, 230 E. 60th St. $20 ($10 seniors & students). 917-397-0129. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Make the Yuletide Gay! The Stonewall Chorale. Cynthia Powell, director; Eric Sedgwick, accompanist. Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël; Handel: 3 Choruses from Judas Maccabeus; and a sparkling array of jazzy Christmas pops. Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave./28th St. Tickets: $12-$20. 347-267-0036. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Advent Lessons & Carols. The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola; K. Scott Warren, conductor; Nancianne Parrella, organ. Motets for Advent by Howells, Franck, Spencer, Praetorius and Manz, and congregational carols. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 908 Park Ave./84th St. Free-will offering. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Edward Landin (Rochester, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Handel: Messiah (Christmas portion). St. Mary's Choir; Robert Vogel; Michael Xavier Lundy. (Following Advent Prayer Service.) St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1008 49th Ave./Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens. Free-will offering. 718-768-0705. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Benjamin Sheen (Interim Assoc. Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

December 5 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Claudia Dumschat (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. The Great Organ: Great Artists Series. Raymond Nagem (Assistant Organist), organ. Works by Bach, Vierne, Karg-Elert, Mendelssohn and Howells, and Mr. Nagem's own Variations on a Villancico, composed in 2012. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $25. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Empire City Men's Chorus; Christopher Clowdus, director. "Hope, Love, and Justice: a 20th Anniversary Holiday Concert for the Community." Seasonal choral favorites including works commissioned from gay and gay-friendly composers by Marvin Gaspard, Dorothy Hindman, David Hurd, and Gwyneth Walker. Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave./28th St. Advance Tickets: $25 ($15 students & seniors); At the door: $30 & $20. VIP table: $75 & $100. 212.545.4110. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 9 in Brooklyn.)

December 6 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Puer Natus EstA Royal Christmas in Tudor England. Choir of St. Luke in the Fields; David Shuler, conductor. Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm. Tallis's Mass for Christmas Day, and motets for the Christmas season by Tallis, Byrd, and John Sheppard, along with carols from the period. Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St./Christopher St. Tickets: $35 ($25 students & seniors). 212-414-9419. Handicapped accessible facility

December 7 — Friday

5.30 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Dir.), organ. Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm. (Precedes Solemn Mass at 6.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

December 8 — Saturday

4.30 pm. Second Saturday Organ Series: Nicole Cochran (Philadelphia, Pa.), organ. (Preceding Mass at 5.15 pm). Church of Saint Agnes, 143 E. 43rd St. (Lexington/Third Aves.). Sugg. donation: $10. 412-951-7441. Handicapped accessible facility

December 9 — Sunday (Hanukkah)

2.00 pm. Celebrate the Wonder. Marble Sanctuary Choir, Festival of Voices, and chamber orchestra; Kenneth Dake, conductor; Simon Jones, narrator. Traditional holiday favorites, choral masterworks and inspirational readings. Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Ave./29th St. Tickets: $20-$50. 212-686-2770, ext. 412. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. A Renaissance Christmas. My Lord Chamberlain's Consort performs carols, noels, and dance music from England and the Continent, arranged for voices, lute, viol, and renaissance harp. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Gloria! The Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola; Parish Community Choir, High School Choir and Children’s Choirs. K. Scott Warren, conductor. John Rutter’s Gloria and traditional holiday favorites and carols for all to sing. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 908 Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $50, 60. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeats 12/16)

4:00 pm. The American Boychoir (Princeton, N.J.); Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, director, performs music for the holidays. Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 1393 York Ave./East 74th St. Tickets $20-$100 ($10 student/senior). (212) 737-2720.

4.40 pm. Janet Sora (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Empire City Men's Chorus; Christopher Clowdus, director. "Hope, Love, and Justice: a 20th Anniversary Holiday Concert for the Community." Seasonal favorites including works commissioned from gay and gay-friendly composers by Marvin Gaspard, Dorothy Hindman, David Hurd, and Gwyneth Walker. Church of St. Anne & the Holy Trinity, 157 Montague St./ Clinton St. Advance Tickets: $25 ($15 students & seniors); At the door: $30 & $20. 212.545.4110. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Queens College Choral Society. Maurice Peress, conductor. Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"). Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave./90th St. $20. 212-289-3400. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Christmas in Byzantium. Cathedral Choir & Orchestra; Gus Paul Chrysson, conductor. Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël plus Christmas in Byzantium, and a sing-along of Greek and traditional carols. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 319 E. 74th St. Tickets: $25-$100. (Reception is an additional $100.) 212-288-3215. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Christian Haigh (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

6.00 pm. Candlelight Christmas Concert. A service of lessons and carols featuring the Calvary Choir, Calvary Handbell Choir, organist Colin Fowler and chamber orchestra, Tim Yoder, director. Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W. 57th St. Free. 212-975-0170.

7.00 pm. The Chanukkah Story. Celebrate the first night of Chanukkah with Dr. Ruth Westheimer (narrator) and The Western Wind. Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe, modern American and Israeli tunes and our very own version of I have a little Dreydle. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. Tickets: $35, $25, $15 (students & seniors), $8 (under 12). 212-873-2848.

December 10 — Monday

1.00 pm. Bach at One Series. Renée Anne Louprette (Organist & Assoc. Dir. of Music & the Arts), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

December 11 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Luca Benedicti (Turin, Italy), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. The Joyous Christmas Concert. St. Bartholomew’s Choir, Boy and Girl Choristers, festive brass, harp and percussion and New York City’s largest pipe organ join forces for this concert of Christmas favorites. St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave./51st St. Tickets: $15-$100. 212-378-0222. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Concerts at Saint Thomas. St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; Concert Royal; John Scott, conductor. Handel: Messiah. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Tickets: $35-$95. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 13.)

8.00 pm. Candlelight Christmas Concert. Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Dennis Keene, conductor. Four centuries of Christmas music and favorite carols, plus a special guest soloist. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$65. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 13.)

December 12 — Wednesday

12.15 - 12.45 pm. Community Carol Sing. Combined Boys and Girls Choirs; Patrick Allen (Organist & Master of Choristers), conductor. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000 x110. Handicapped accessible facility

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Avi Stein (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. The Dalton Chorale, soloists and orchestra; David Shuler, director. Haydn: Missa Solemnis in B Flat Major ("Harmoniemess"); Te Deum in C Major. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $25. Handicapped accessible facility

December 13 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Concerts at Saint Thomas. St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; Concert Royal; John Scott, conductor. Handel: Messiah. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Tickets: $35-$95. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Candlelight Christmas Concert. Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Dennis Keene, conductor. Four centuries of Christmas music and favorite carols, plus a special guest soloist. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$65. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. The Paul Winter Consort; Theresa Thomason and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre; and special guests The Paul Winter Sextet. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $35, 50, 80. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 14 & 15)

December 14 — Friday

7.30 pm. Stay Awake, Watch, and Make Ready the Way of the Lord – Preparation for the Birth of Christ. Cathedral Chorale; Choir of Men and Boys; Diocesan Boys Choir; soloists and orchestra. Michael Bower, director. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Sugg. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). 516-764-9578. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. A Baroque Christmas: The Candlelight Concert. Claudia Dumschat, conductor. Vivaldi's Gloria and other works. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal) , 1 E. 29th St. $25 ($15 seniors & students). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. The Paul Winter Consort; Theresa Thomason and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre; and special guests The Paul Winter Sextet. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $35, 50, 80. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated on Dec. 15)

December 15 — Saturday

2.00 pm. 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. The Paul Winter Consort; Theresa Thomason and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre; and special guests The Paul Winter Sextet. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $35, 50, 80. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility (Repeated at 7.30 pm)

7.00 pm. Lessons and Carols. Schola Dominicana. Works by Respighi, Lauridsen, Latona, Reger, Berg, and Ken Neufeld. The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, 411 E. 68th St./1st Ave. Free-will offering. 212-988-8300. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Vivaldi Gloria and Seasonal Favorites. Ephesus Chamber Singers; Ensemble Sépia; Robert Wilson, organ; George Davey, organ & conductor. Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 101 W. 123rd St./Lenox Ave. Free. 212-662-5536. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Christmas in New City. St. Augustine Choir, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra; Joseph Nigro, conductor. Advent-Christmas concert featuring works of Beethoven, Gounod, Willcocks, and others, with traditional and contemporary carols. St Augustine Church, 140 Maple Ave., New City, N.Y. $15 ($10 seniors). 914-318-3268.

7.30 pm. 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. The Paul Winter Consort; Theresa Thomason and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre; and special guests The Paul Winter Sextet. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $35, 50, 80. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

December 16 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Gloria! The Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola; Parish Community Choir, High School Choir and Children’s Choirs. K. Scott Warren, conductor. John Rutter’s Gloria and traditional holiday favorites and carols for all to sing. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 908 Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $50, 60. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Advent Lessons & Carols. Saint Vincent Ferrer Chorale; Mark Bani, director. Works by Bach, Sumsion, Nardone, and Rutter. St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 869 Lexington Ave./66th St. Free-will offering. 212-744-2080.

4.00 pm. 8th Annual Carol Sing. Saint Andrew Chorale, New York City Children’s Chorus & instrumentalists. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols. The Girls’ Choir with alumni of the Choir and members of the Adult and Parish Choirs; Patrick Allen (Organist & Master of Choristers), conductor. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free-will offering. 212-254-2000 x110. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols. Brick Church Choir; Keith S. Tóth, director; Daniel Kirk-Foster, organ. Music by Britt, Bullard, Chilcott, Jolliffe, Martin and others. Brick Presbyterian Church, 1140 Park Ave./91st St. Free. 212-289-4400, ext. 231.

4.40 pm. David Kevin Lamb (Columbus, Ind.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols. Heavenly Rest Choir; Mollie Nichols, director; Steven Lawson, organ. Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave./90th St. Free-will offering. 212-289-3400. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. William Wisnom (Baltimore, Md.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

December 19 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One.James Kennerley (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

December 20 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

5.30 pm. The Boys of St. Thomas Choir; Anna Reinersman, harp; John Scott, conductor. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Rutter: Dancing Day. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Tickets: $40. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

December 22 — Saturday

3.00 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Dir.), organ. Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur. Champagne reception follows. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

December 23 — Sunday

4.40 pm. Janet Sora (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

December 24 — Monday

8.00 pm. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. The Choir of Men and Boys with the Girls Choir; Patrick Allen (Organist & Master of Choristers), conductor. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000 x110. Handicapped accessible facility

December 26 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Twelfth Night Festival. Julian Wachner (Dir. of Music & the Arts), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

December 29 — Saturday

8.00 pm. Mozartian Masterpieces. ARTEK presents a special holiday season concert featuring the ARTEK Chamber Orchestra (period instruments) with soloists Sarah Chalfy, soprano, Gwendolyn Toth, fortepiano, and Dongsok Shin, fortepiano in a program of popular masterpieces by Mozart. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lexington Ave./88th St. Tickets: $25, $15 (students & seniors). 212-866-0468.

December 30 — Sunday

4.30 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Dir.), organ. (Precedes Christmas Lessons and Carols at 5.00 pm.). Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

December 31 — Wednesday (New Year's Eve)

1.00 pm. Twelfth Night Festival. Renée Anne Louprette (Organist & Assoc. Dir. of Music & the Arts), organ, and John Thiessen, Baroque trumpet. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

11.00 pm. William K. Trafka (Dir. of Music & Organist), organ. A concert to usher in the New Year. Organ works of Bach, Franck and Langlais, plus transcriptions of orchestral works by Fauré and Debussy. Trafka’s own transcription of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man will be played at the stroke of midnight. St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave./51st St. Free. 212-378-0222. Handicapped accessible facility

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