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January 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.

January 1 — Tuesday

4.00 pm. Christmas Lessons & Carols. The Parish Choir and Men's Choir of Grace Church. Grace Church, 950 Broad St., Newark, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-623-1733. Handicapped accessible facility

January 6 — Sunday (Epiphany)

4.00 pm. MELODEON. Artis Wodehouse, antique reed organs, Marti Newland, soprano, George Spitzer baritone. Works include selections by Charles d’Albert on reed organ, Treemonisha Suite/Joplin, Gottschalk and his Latin American contemporaries. Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 1393 York Ave./74th St. Tickets: $20 ($15 students & seniors). 718-597-3502.

4.40 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Dir.) and Joseph Arndt (Newark, N.J.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

January 8 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. James Welch (Palo Alto, Calif.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. NYC AGO Members' Recital. Chapter members improvise on submitted themes. Church of St. Jean Baptiste, Lexington Ave./76th St. NYC Chapter Program. Free to NYC Chapter members; General admission: $20.

January 12 — Saturday

4.30 pm. Second Saturday Organ Series: Douglas Keilitz (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

January 13 — Sunday

3.00 pm.The Arts at Calvary. Justin Bischof, organ. Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W. 57th St. Free. 212-975-0170.

4:00 pm. And the Woman Made for Man. Daniel Gundlach, countertenor; Lloyd Arriola, piano. Works by Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, Hammerstein, Weill, Lloyd Webber, Piaf, and others. The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 1393 York Ave./East 74th St. Free-will offering. 212-737-2720.

5.15 pm. Tom Bell (London, UK), 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

January 16 — Wednesday

7.30 pm. The Great Organ: Great Artists Series. Kent Tritle (Dir. of Music), organ. Works celebrating the French grandeur of the Great Organ, including Widor's Symphonie VI and Dupré's Magnificat Antiphons. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

January 17 — 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

January 20 — Sunday

2.00 pm. Let Freedom Ring! Marble Community Gospel Choir; Kenny Smith, director. A joyous musical celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special guest: Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway star. Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Ave./29th St. Tickets: $15-$20. 212-686-2770, ext. 412. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm.The Arts at Calvary. Andrew E. Henderson, organ. Works by Bingham, Buxtehude, Handel Howells, Mulet and Weaver. Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W. 57th St. Free. 212-975-0170.

4.40 pm. Harry van Wijk (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.15 pm. John Richardson (Atlanta, Ga.), 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

January 21 — Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

4.00 pm. A Community Inauguration Celebration — Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Andrea Powe, Music Coordinator and soprano; Esther Asibuo, soprano; Angela Owens, soprano; Charles Carter, bass/baritone; Lawrence Craig, baritone; Clarissa Howell, cello; Harold Jones, flute; Roy Jennings, piano; Mark Victor Smith, organ. Various readers from the community. Music by George Gershwin and Calvin Hampton, spirituals arranged by Roy Jennings and others, and two hymns appropriate for the day. St. Mary’s Church (Anglican/Episcopal), 230 Classon Ave., Brooklyn. $15, $10 (seniors/disabled/students). 718-638-2090. Handicapped accessible facility

January 22 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Student from Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

6.00 pm. Nicholas Capozzoli (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), organ. "Rush Hour Organ Recital". Works by de Grigny, Franck, Langlais, and Tournemire. Brick Presbyterian Church, Park Ave./91st Street. Free. 212-289-4400, ext. 231 or brickchurchmusic@gmail.com.

8:00 pm. Organ Department Annual Recital. Michael Barone, host of Pipedreams, and students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept., The Juilliard School. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway/66th Street. Tickets (required) are free and are available starting January 8th. 212-671-4050. Handicapped accessible facility

January 23 — Wednesday

8.00 pm. John Scott (New York, N.Y.), organ. A varied program, including Bach and other Baroque masters played on the mechanical console, and grand Romantic works played on the electric-action console. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$35. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility

January 26 — Saturday

3.00 pm. Felix Hell, organ. Celebrating the church's 150th Anniversary. Works by J.S. Bach, Eric Stewart, and Liszt (Ad nos). St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. Suggested donation: $20. 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

January 27 — Sunday

3.00 pm.The Arts at Calvary. Colin Folwer (Asst. Dir. of Music / Artist in Residence), organ, piano and chamber orchestra. Works by Sweelinck, J.S. Bach, Messiaen, Haydn (Organ Concerto #2) and Schumann (Op. 92, Introduction and Allegro Appassionato). Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W. 57th St. Free. 212-975-0170.

3.00 pm. Duo Marchand (Marcia Young, soprano; Andy Rutherford, lute) with guest Ruth Cunningham, soprano & recorder. Duets by Purcell, interspersed with instrumental works by Purcell and John Blow. ”Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Harry van Wijk (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), 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

January 28 — Monday

7.30 pm. The Muses VoiceFive NYC Concerts Featuring Works by International Women Composers. Gail Archer, organ. Works by Johanna Senfter, Ethel Smyth, Sofia Gubaidulina, Nadia Boulanger, and Judith Bingham. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, 117th St./Amsterdam Ave. Free. 212-854-0480. Handicapped accessible facility

January 31 — 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. Heroic Musical Narratives for Organ: David Shuler (Music Director), organ. Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm. Programmatic music from the Baroque period, including a rare performance of Johann Kuhnau's Biblical Sonatas, and major works by Nicolas Bruhns and Dieterich Buxtehude telling the stories of Orpheus, David and Goliath, and the creation of the world. Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St./Christopher St. Tickets: $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-414-9419. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Austria. Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Dennis Keene, conductor. Choral works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$65. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility