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Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Music for Holy Week for sopranos and basso continuo from the French baroque tradition, as part of the Midtown Concerts series. Repertoire includes the Miserere of Michel-Richard Delalande, and the Stabat Mater of Charpentier.

Featuring Rebecca Mariman, soprano, and Juli Borst, mezzo-soprano with Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and Gwendolyn Toth, organ

Free Concert, no tickets required
Presentation of Midtown Concerts

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Lasciatemi Morire

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4 pm
St. Michael’s Church, The Hall
West 99th Street  (between Amsterdam & Broadway)

Join us at the Café d’Artek, an intimate candlelit cabaret space for music, wine, and poetry

The court poet Ottavio Rinuccini wrote the libretto and poem “Lasciatemi morire” for Monteverdi’s lost opera L’Arianna. Other madrigalists were inspired both by Rinuccini’s poetry and Monteverdi’s famous setting to compose their own music to the poem. Claudio Pari (1574-after 1619) wrote a brilliant, intensely expressive 12-madrigal cycle; and the Sicilian composer Antonio il Verso set the “Lasciatemi morire” section.

The program includes, in addition to Monteverdi’s Lamento D’Arianna and Lamento d’Armida, madrigals by Prè Maria Riccio (fl. c.1544), Stefano Rossetti (d. c.1581), Pietro Vinci (c.1525-after 1584), Claudio Pari (1574-after 1619), and Antonio Il Verso (1565-1621).

Artists: Sarah Chalfy, soprano (Arianna); Laura Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director

Cafe D’ARTEK: Beyond Monteverdi
St. Michael’s Church, The Hall
General admission (café seating) $50 ($30)

The Box Office will open 30 minutes before performance time.

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Keyboard Concertos by Bach's Sons

Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Like all offspring, Bach’s sons both absorbed and rebelled against their father’s music. Taking the keyboard concerto model pioneered by J.S. Bach in their youth, they commandeered the form to serve the exciting new galant and early classical styles of their own lifetimes. Repertoire includes C.P.E. Bach’s unusual concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano; keyboard concertos by W.F. Bach and J.C.F. Bach; and as a special audience treat, J.C.F. Bach’s rarely heard cantata Die Amerikanerin.

Featured artists: Eric Brenner, countertenor; Gwendolyn Toth & Dongsok Shin, harpsichord & fortepiano; Cynthia Freivogel, violin leader; The ARTEK Orchestra. Gwendolyn Toth, conductor

Keyboard Concertos by Bach’s Sons
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Friday, December 30, 2016 8pm
Regular seats $50 ($40), Rear seats $30 ($20)


Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at 4 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

17th-century funeral music by Heinrich Schütz (Musikalische Exequien) & Johann Hermann Schein
Artists: Rebecca Mariman, soprano; Juli Borst, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Eric Edlund, bass-baritone
With instrumental ensemble: Michael Collver, cornetto; Steve Lundahl, sacbut; Liza Malamut, sacbut; Mack Ramsey, sacbut; Dan Green, sacbut; Motomi Igarashi, violone; Dongsok Shin, organ
With the Immanuel Choir, Gwendolyn Toth, director

Free Concert, no tickets required. Call (212) 289-8128 for more info.

All Festival events:

11 am Reformation Sunday Service
2:30 Lecture,"Music and Early Lutheranism"
3:15 Reception
4 pm Concert

The 16-foot contrabass sacbut pictured at right will be heard on this concert! Don't miss it!

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Art of the Early Keyboard

Music of Schubert and Spohr

Early romantic period songs and chamber music,including Spohr’s rarely heard song cycle for soprano, clarinet, and piano, and Schubert’s effervescent “Shepherd on the Rock.”
Artists: Sarah Chalfy, soprano; Nina Stern, clarinet; Gwendolyn Toth, fortepiano

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th St.

Regular seats $40 ($20), Rear seats $20 ($10)

PLEASE NOTE: The elevator at the Church is OUT OF ORDER. We regret that access is via steps only.

229 singers webMadrigals and Monody of Sigismondo D'India

Sigismondo D'India (1582-ca.1629) moved in the same circles as Wert, Marenzio, Caccini, and Monteverdi - and his extreme, brilliant madrigals and solos were some of the most adventurous and forward-looking music of the early 17th century.

Artists: Laura Heimes, soprano; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo (10/9 only); Motomi Igarashi, lirone; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord & director
Please note: The performance at Corpus Christ Church in New York is a RESERVED SEATING event.
Some seats have "blocked" or "partial" view, and are priced accordingly

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 pm
Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NY

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 8 pm
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street

Stylus Fantasticus

229 Ryland Cynthia Peter webFriday, May 5, 2017 at 8 pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue at 87th Street
Pre-Concert Lecture at 7 pm: Sara Ruhle Kyle

Cynthia Freivogel returns for another stunning vocal and instrumental chamber music program: the “fantastic” music of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). Repertoire includes Laetatus sum, Nisi Dominus, Sonata a 6 “Die pauern Kirchfartt genandt,” Serenada à 5 “Der Nachtwächter,” and more.

Featured artists: Cynthia Freivogel, solo violin; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Gwendolyn Toth, organ & director; The ARTEK String Ensemble

The Genius of Biber
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
Friday, May 5, 8pm
Regular seats $50 ($40), Rear seats $30 ($20)

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