New York Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

December 17, 2016 | 7:30PM
December 16, 2016 | 2PM
December 15, 2016 | 7:30PM
December 14, 2016 | 7:30PM
December 13, 2016 | 7:30PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Conductor

G.F. Handel: Messiah

Christina Landshamer, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
Matthew Polenzani, Tenor
John Relyea, Bass-Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York, James Bagwell, Director



Service of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 04, 2016 | 6pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Lloyd, Grayston Ives, Philip Ledger, Andrew Carter and others. 

Hymns include, "Lo, he comes with clouds descending" (descant by John Scott), "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" (arr. Andrew Carter), and "Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding" (descant by Alan Gray).

Organ Repertoire including "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 645 and "Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich," BWV 605, of J.S. Bach, Brahms' "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen" and Prelude on "Veni Emmanuel" by Edward Bairstow.

Camerata Pacifica

November 20, 2016 | 3pm
Temple Beth Torah, Ventura, CA

November 18, 2016 | 7:30PM
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

November 17, 2016 | 8PM
Zipper Hall, the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

November 16, 2016 | 7:30PM
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Bach - 2 Part Invention in F Major
Bach - Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038
Carter - Sonata for Flute Oboe Cello & Harpsichord
Dutilleux - Les Citations for Harpsichord Percussion Oboe & Bass
Bach - Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
Andy Akiho - 21 for Marimba & Cello
Naoko Hishinuma - On a Full Moon Night
Caroline Shaw - Boris Kerner for Cello & Flower Pots

James Austin Smith, Oboe
Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord
Ji Hye Jung, Principal Percussion
Timothy Eckert, Principal Double Bass
Adrian Spence, Artistic Director & Principal Flute
Ani Aznavoorian, Principal Cello



Choral Evening prayer
with orchestra

November 06, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9


New York Philharmonic: Kavakos plays Bach

October 22, 2016 | 8PM
October 21, 2016 | 11am
October 20, 2016 | 7:30PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Bach: Violin Concerto in D Minor (reconstructed) BWV 1052
Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque
Schumann: Symphony No. 2



New York Philharmonic Young people's concert

October 22, 2016 | 2PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Young People’s Concert — The Ages of Music: Baroque

Program to include music by J.S. Bach, Handel, Purcell, and Vivaldi.



Choral Evensong

October 09, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Richard Shephard: Preces and Responses
John Goss: Psalm 48
WIlliam Walton: "Jubilate Deo"
George Dyson: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D

Choral Evening Prayer for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4, 2016 | 7:30pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston TX

Repertoire in honor of St. Francis, including Francis Poulenc's "Quatre Prières de Saint François d’Assise"

Choral Evensong

September 11, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston TX

Bernard Rose: Preces and Responses
C. Hylton Stewart: Psalm 61
Herbert Sumsion: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G
Henry Balfour Gardiner: "Evening Hymn"

George Oldroyd: Improvisation No. 2
Jehan Alain: Litanies

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 10, 2016 | 7:30pm
August 09, 2016 | 7:30pm


David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Richard Goode, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter" K.551



Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 03, 2016 | 7:30pm
August 02, 2016 | 7:30pm

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano

Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A Major, "Fire"
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K.503
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550


Residency at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral

July 11 to 17, 2016

Edinburgh, Scotland

St. Paul's Choir
Paolo Bordignon, Director of Music & Organist
Ken Coleman, Assistant Organist

Anglican Chant Psalms from John Scott's "The Anglican Psalter"

Monday, July 11 5:30pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses Bernard Rose
Psalms: 59, 60, 61
Service in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Pilgrim’s Hymn — Stephen Paulus

Tuesday, July 12 5:30pm CHORAL EVENSOG
Responses: Bernard Rose
Psalms: 65, 66, 67
Service in F — Harold Friedell
Sing we merrily — Sidney Campbell

Wednesday, July 13 5:30pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Responses:David Ashley White
Psalms: 69, 70
Service in A — Charles Villiers Stanford
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace — Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Thursday, 14 July 5:30pm CHORAL EUCHARIST
Gloria: Cantus Missae — Rheinberger
Beati Quorum Via — Charles Villiers Stanford
Sanctus & Benedictus: Rheinberger
Agnus Dei:Rheinberger

Friday 15 July 5:30pm CHORAL EVENSONG
sung by St. Paul’s Choir Chamber Choir
Responses: William Smith, with Robert Stone "Lord’s Prayer"
Psalm: 78
The Fifth Service — Thomas Tomkins
Ego flos campi — Jacobus Clemens Non Papa

Sunday July 17 10:30 CATHEDRAL EUCHARIST
Gloria: Cantus Missae — Rheinberger
Sanctus & Benedictus: Rheinberger
Agnus Dei: Rheinberger
Ave Verum — Colin Mawby
Voluntary: Cortege Academique - MacMillan

Sunday, July 17 3:30pm CHORAL EVENSONG
O Sing Joyfully — Adrian Batten
Responses: David Ashley White
Psalms: 89
St. Paul’s Service — Herbert Howells
Thou, O God, art praised in Sion — Malcolm Boyle
Voluntary: Psalm-Prelude Set II no. 3 — Howells

Choral Evensong with orchestra

June 26, 2016 | 4pm
June 23, 2016 | 1:30 & 3:40pm


St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A Major - Charles Villiers Stanford
Preces and Responses - David Ashley White
Te Deum in B-flat - Charles Villiers Stanford

Offered as part of the American Guild of Organists National Convention

New York Philharmonic: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

June 04, 2016 | 8PM
June 03, 2016 | 8PM
June 02, 2016 | 8PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York


New York Philharmonic
Frank Huang, leader/violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Grieg: The Last Spring
Piazolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires




Choral Evensong for Pentecost

May 16, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, St. Paul's Service - Herbert Howells
Preces and Responses - Bernard Rose

All Bach program
with Sir James Galway

April 03, 2016 | 3pm

Parlance Chamber Concerts, Ridgewood, NJ


Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway, flutes
Ying Fang, soprano
Benjamin Beilman, Sean Lee, Danbi Um, violins
Mark Holloway, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Timothy Cobb, bass; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1034
Jesus soll mein erstes Wort from Cantata 171
Sheep Safely Graze, from Cantata 208
Orchestral Suite in B minor, BWV 1067
Ich folge dich gleichfals from St. John Passion
Adagio & Presto, solo Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Air on the G String (from Suite in D, BWV 1068)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049


Organ Duo Recital
with Ken Cowan

March 10, 2016 | 12:15pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96 - Dimitri Shostakovich

“Fantasy and Fugue on a Theme by Goudimel"
for Organ Duet, Op. 62 (2011) - Rachel Laurin

Andante with Five Variations, K. 501 - W. A. Mozart

Toccata from Symphonie Concertante, Op. 81 - Joseph Jongen

Choral Evensong

February, 28, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F - Harold Friedell
Preces & Responses - Gerre Hancock
Psalm 63 - Ivor Atkins
Like as the hart - Herbert Howells
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - C.H.H. Parry, arr. David Wilcocks

Psalm-Prelude, Set 1, Nos. 1 & 2 - Herbert Howells

A Celebration of Rossini & Music for the Leap Year

February 18, 2016 | 12:15pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Congratulamini videte omnes - Alessandro Striggio

Gioachino Rossini:
  Kyrie from Petite Messe Solenelle
  Overture to La Gazza Ladra (arr. for piano 4 hands)
  Quartetto Pastorale: L’Asia in Faville
  Il Carnevale di Venezia
  Toast pour un nouvel an

Even such is time - Bob Chilcott


About the Program
St. Paul’s Chamber Choir offers a program, in this leap year, of music related to February 29 and a meditation on the passing of time.


The concert opens with "Congratulamini videte omnes" of Alessandro Striggio, famed for writing a Mass for 60 voices. The work is a contrafacta, a madrigal "remade" into a sacred motet. In this case, salacious poetry about amorous conquests has been remodeled into a paean sung to the mother of God: "Mary, virgin and childbearing, for out of you is the rising of light eternal, which sheds light on all the earth." Striggio died February 29, 1592.

Gioachino Rossini was born February 29, 1792 and, as Rossini scholar Philip Gossett writes, "No composer in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed the measure of prestige, wealth, popular acclaim or artistic influence that belonged to Rossini. His contemporaries recognized him as the greatest Italian composer of his time." His achievements in opera caused the work of his predecessors to be forgotten, his contemporaries, Bellini and Donizetti, worked under his shadow, and even Beethoven, piqued by his international recognition, resorted to snide remarks about him. By the age of 37 Rossini had written over 40 operas and, after completing Guillaume Tell, he retired to Italy, dedicating his life to enjoying food. He composed hardly at all during this period before returning to Paris in 1855. Here his urge to compose returned, and he wrote piano pieces, songs, and small ensembles, including the Petite Messe Solennelle (1863). He referred to them as Péchés de vieillesse ("sins of old age"); they are characterized by wit, parody, grace, and sentiment.

St. Paul’s Chamber Choir will sing the Kyrie from this work, accompanied by Wesley Ducote (piano) and Ken Coleman (organ). Paolo Bordignon and Wesley Ducote will perform a 4-hand piano arrangement La Gazza Ladra ("The Thieving Magpie") Overture before the Chamber Choir returns to offer a Pastoral diversion, a lively piece set at the famed Carnival of Venice, and a delightful toast to good living, good times, and good luck.

The program will conclude with "Even such is time," with poetry of Sir Walter Raleigh set to music by Bob Chilcott. Chilcott received choral training at King’s College, Cambridge, first as a boy chorister (he performed the Pie Jesu of Fauré's Requiem on the 1967 recording under David Willcocks) and then as a choral scholar. He later sang tenor with the King’s Singers for 12 years. He is highly sought-after as a choral conductor, composer, and arranger.

CHORAL EVENSONG for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

January, 24, 2016 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D - George Dyson
Holy is the true light - William H. Harris

Preces and Responses - David Ashley White
Composed for St. Paul's Choir

Organ music of Herbert Sumsion

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on Tour

January 12 through 16, 2016

Cartagena, Columbia

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on tour, performing at the Festival Internacional de Musica, Cartagena, Columbia

Short film about Orpheus residency at the Festival Internacional de Musica