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February 2013
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.

February 1 — Friday

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

February 3 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Nigel Potts (New York, N.Y.) organ. Works and transcriptions of Handel, Wagner, Reger, Elgar, Howells, and Guilmant. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $20 ($10 students & seniors). Subscription available. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Dexter Kennedy (New Haven, Conn.), 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

February 6 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. 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

7.30 pm. The Great Organ: Great Artists Series. Thierry Escaich (Paris, France), organ. Dupré: "Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur" from Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23; Franck: Choral No. 2 in B minor; Improvisation: Passacaglia and Fugue (in Romantic style) on a submitted theme; Escaich: Trois esquisses pour orgue; Vierne: "Romance" and "Final" from Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 32; Messiaen: Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace; Improvisation on submitted themes. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

February 7 — 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. Heinrich Schütz Opus Ultimum: Der Schwanengesang. Choir of St. Luke in the Fields; Sonnambula Viol Consort, Ensemble of Sacbuts and Cornett; David Shuler, conductor. Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm. Schütz's Swansong or Schwanengesang is a setting of all 176 verses of Psalm 119. Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St./Christopher St. Tickets: $35 ($25 students & seniors). 212-414-9419. Handicapped accessible facility

February 9 — Saturday

4.30 pm. Second Saturday Organ Series: Michael Hey (New York, N.Y.), 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

8.00 pm. New York Repertory Orchestra. David Leibowitz, music director; James Kennerley, organ soloist. Hovhaness: Tower Music; Jongen: Symphonie Concertante; Busoni: "Turandot" Suite. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

February 10 — Sunday

1.30 pm. The Boston Boy Choir in Concert. Works by Taverner, Parsons, Palestrina, Brahms, Handel, Vaughan Williams, and more. The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, 411 E. 68th St./1st Ave. $25, 20, 15. 212-988-8300. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Nadejda Vlaeva, piano. Works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff and Vladigerov. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. John Scott (Organist & Dir. of Music), 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

February 11 — Monday

7.30 pm. The Muses VoiceFive NYC Concerts Featuring Works by International Women Composers. Gail Archer, organ. Works by Diana Burell, Jocelyn Morlock, Gwyneth Walker, Alla Borzowa, and Rolande Falcinelli. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Jonathan Ortloff, organ. Inaugural Year of the Paul Creston Memorial Pipe Organ, Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 938, rebuilt by Peragallo 2012. Curzon: March of the Bowmen from “Robin Hood Suite”; Schumann: Six Studies for Pedal Piano, Op. 56 (vi. B major, v. B minor); Lang: Tuba Tune in D; Lefébure-Wély: Sortie in E-flat; Ungar: Ashoken Farewell; Ortloff: Scherzetto; Gershwin: I Got Rhythm; and accompaniment to the silent film, “Liberty” (MGM, 1929) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-247-8202. Handicapped accessible facility

February 12 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Wesley Roberts (Campbellsville, Ken.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

February 13 — Wednesday

12.30 pm. Lenten Organ Meditations. Michael Xavier Lundy (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 777 E. 222nd St., Bronx. Free-will offering. 718-882-3060. Handicapped accessible facility

February 14 — 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

February 17 — Sunday

5.15 pm. Tom Sheehan (Philadelphia, Pa.), 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

7.00 pm. Jelani Eddington, organ. Co-sponsored by the New York Theatre Organ Society and NYC AGO. LIU Schwartz Athletic Center, 385 Flatbush Ave. Ext./DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn. $15 General Admission, $10 for NYC AGO & ATOS members, $5 LIU Students. Handicapped accessible facility

February 18 — Monday (Presidents Day)

9.00 am – 6.00 pm. NYC AGO Presidents Day Conference at The Riverside Church. For details see Programs page.

4.00 pm. Thomas Trotter, organ. 2012 NYC AGO International Performer of the Year. The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive/122nd Street. NYC Chapter Program. Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 General Admission, $15 students & seniors. 212.870.6700. Handicapped accessible facility

February 20 — Wednesday

12.30 pm. Lenten Organ Meditations. Michael Xavier Lundy (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 777 E. 222nd St., Bronx. Free-will offering. 718-882-3060. Handicapped accessible facility

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Raymond Nagem (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. Christopher Jennings, organ, and Anthony Rispo, organ. Lubeck: Praeludium in E; Bach: Claivierubung Excerpts; Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B minor; Buxtehude: Fugue in C ('Gigue'); Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in c minor. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West/65th St. $20 ($10 students & seniors). 212-866-0468. Handicapped accessible facility

February 21 — 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

February 23 — Saturday

3.00 pm. Emily and Lauren Failla Memorial Choir Festival; Bruce Neswick, conductor. Works by Ayleward, Hogan, Long, Stanford, and a thrilling setting of the canticle Magna et Mirabilia by Professor Neswick. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Avenue. Morristown, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-538-0555. Handicapped accessible facility

February 24 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Juilliard415 (period instrument ensemble) with Monica Huggett, violin. Biber: Complete Mystery Sonatas (Part 1 of 2), and sacred Baroque vocal works on two consecutive Sunday afternoons. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $35/25 (two concerts) or $20/15 (one concert). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Music of the Baroque. John A. Wolfe, organ. Pachelbel: A Mighty Fortress is Our God; Grigny: Veni Creator Spiritus; Buxtehude: Three Chaconnes; J.S. Bach: Fantasia in G Major. St. George's Episcopal Church, 800 Marcy Ave./Gates Ave., Brooklyn. Free-will offering. 718-789-6036. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Jamie Heitel (Greenwich, Conn.), 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

February 26 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Student from William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. David Crean, organ. Last degree recital toward DMA from The Juilliard School. Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Op. 7 No. 3; Persichetti: Chorale Prelude: “Drop, Drop, Slow Tears,” Op. 104; Hindemith: Sonata No. 3 for Organ; Henry Martin: Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Prelude and Fugue in G Major; Franck: Prière, Op. 20; Boellmann: Ronde Française, Op. 37; Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-247-8202. Handicapped accessible facility

February 27 — Wednesday

12.30 pm. Lenten Organ Meditations. Michael Xavier Lundy (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 777 E. 222nd St., Bronx. Free-will offering. 718-882-3060. Handicapped accessible facility

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Vincent Carr (Newark, N.J.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Timor et Tremor: Renaissance Motets for Lent. Guest artists Pomerium; Alexander Blachly, conductor. Works by Desprez, Lassus, Fay, Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd, White, and Ferrabosco. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $50, 40. Subscription available. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

February 28 — 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

12.00 pm. Lenten Organ Recital Series. Griffin McMahon (The Juilliard School), organ. A half-hour recital at noon is followed by a light lunch at 12.30. Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale, N.Y. (at Metro-North Hartsdale Station). Recital and lunch are free; a free-will offering is accepted. 914-723-3311. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Dennis Keene, conductor. Bach: St. John Passion. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$65. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility