2017 Highlights

Musica Sacra:
Handel's Messiah

December 21, 2017 | 7:30pm

Carnegie Hall, New York

New York's longest continuously performing professional chorus

Kent Tritle, conductor. Kathryn Lewek, Samantha Hankey, Joshua Blue, Adam Lau, soloists



Oratorio Society of New York:
Handel's Messiah

December 18, 2017 | 8pm

Carnegie Hall, New York

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Kent Tritle, conductor. Kathryn Lewek, Sara Murphy, Lawrence Jones, Dashon Burton, soloists



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New York Philharmonic:
Handel's Messiah

December 12, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 13, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 14, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 15, 2017 | 11am
December 16, 2017 | 7:30pm

Andrew Manze, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-Soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
Tyler Duncan, bass
Westminster Symphonic Choir
  Joe Miller, director



O Wondrous Mystery

December 10, 2017 | 2:30pm

Marble Collegiate Church, New York

Annual Christmas Concert with
The Marble Choir, Festival of Voices, and Chamber Orchestra
Kenneth Dake, conductor
Paolo Bordignon, organ/celesta/piano/asst. conductor

Including repertoire by Felix Mendelssohn, David Hogan, Eric Whitacre (Little Tree), Rene Clausen, David Conte, Hyo-Won Woo (O Magnum Mysterium), Matthew Brown (Sweet was the song), and Herbert Howells.



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
with Truls Mørk, cello

December 2, 2017 | 7pm
Carnegie Hall, New York

December 5, 2017 | 8pm
Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

Handel: Orchestral Suite No. 2, HWV 349 Water Music
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Shuying Li: Out Came the Sun (World Premiere)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite


Christmas on Madison Avenue

December 3, 2017 | 3pm

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York

New York City Children's Chorus
Mary Huff, conductor
Andrew Henderson, organ & piano
Paolo Bordignon, organ & piano

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols plus other favorite choral works of the season, including pieces by Randall Thompson, John Rutter, Ruth Watson Henderson, and the world premiere of The Bright Daystar Is Comen Of His Heav'nly Towers by Paul Halley, commissioned in celebration of the NYCCC’s 5th Anniversary Season.


Baroque Chamber music

December 3, 2017 | 10:45am

Marble Collegiate Church, New York


Music of Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach

Carol Wincenc, flute
Giorgio Consolati, flute
Caroline Stinson, cello
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

Bach: Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV1039

Telemann: Quartet in D Minor

Bach Harpsichord Concerti
the Harlem Chamber Players

November 17, 2017 | 7:00pm

Broadway Presbyterian Church, New York, NY


Tenth Anniversary Season
All-Bach Program

Harpsichord Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055
Harpsichord Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1058
Violin Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1056R
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Aris from St. John Passion and Cantatas 61 and 164

James Davis, Jr., conductor
Belinda Whitney, solo violin & concertmaster
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Christopher Sierra, tenor
The Harlem Chamber Players
Hosted by Eric K. Washington Journalist, Historian and Author



Organ Recital

October 23, 2017 | 12:30pm

The Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY

Recital series in celebration of the first anniversary of the organ at Marble church by Glück Pipe Organs.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Variations on “Onder een linde groen”
Gabriel Pierné: Cantilène
Georgi Mushel: Toccata

Chestnut Hill Concerts

August 4, 2017 | 8pm

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 
Old Saybrook, CT

All-Bach Program

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major

Arias for Soprano with flute and
violin obligati and continuo:
  Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße (BWV 211) 
  Meine Seele sei vergnügt (BWV 204) 
  Gelobet sei der Herr (BWV 129)
  Die Schätzbarkeit der weiten Erden (BWV 204)
  Jesus soll mein erstes Wort, Cantata (BWV 171)

Italian Concerto for Solo Harpsichord, BWV 971
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039

Hyunah Yu, soprano
David Ross, flute
Min-Young Kim, violin
Ronald Thomas, cello
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

July 21, 2017 | 7:30pm

Minnesota Beethoven Festival
Winona State University, Winona, MN

J. S Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

July 18, 2017 | 7:30pm

Naumberg Bandshell, Central Park, New York

J. S Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6
Theofanides: Muse (2007 - Orpheus Commission)

Live broadcast archived here: WXQR Radio




Bach: Goldberg Variations

May 20, 2017 | 3pm

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Harpsichord by Curtis Berak, Los Angeles
Presented by Camerata Pacifica


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Elgar: The Apostles

May 12, 2017 | 8pm

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

American Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein, Music Director

Edward Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49


Bach: Mass in B Minor

May 08, 2017 | 8pm

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY


Chorus & Orchestra of The Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Bach: Mass in B Minor


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Bach: Goldberg Variations

April 22, 2017 | 3pm

The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Harpsichord by Curtis Berak, Los Angeles
Presented by Camerata Pacifica



Tertulia NYC:
Mark Steinberg & Friends

March 13, 2017 | 7pm

Little Park, New York, NY


Cocktails & Amuse-Bouche
JS BACH Sonata in C Major BWV 1005, Largo
SAARIAHO 7 Papillons, No. 4
CPE BACH Oboe Sonata in G minor, Wq. 135
Main Course
HANDEL Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371
FARRIN l’onde della non vostra for solo oboe
BOCCHERINI Cello Sonata No. 6 in A Major
PERSICHETTI Harpsichord Sonata No. 1
JS BACH Trio Sonata in G Major BWV 1038
SAARIAHO 7 Papillons, No. 6

Mark Steinberg, violin
James Austin Smith, oboe
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord


In the media

New York Philharmonic:
Alan Gilbert 50th Birthday Celebration

February 23, 2017 | 7:30PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Music Director Alan Gilbert is going all out for his 50th birthday, and you’re invited. Celebrate with this star-studded concert featuring Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Yefim Bronfman, Renée Fleming, Frank Huang, and Pamela Frank.


Organ recital:
Houston Baptist University

February 03, 2017 | 1PM

Recital on the Letourneau organ at Belin Chapel & Recital Hall, Houston Baptist University

Paean — Kenneth Leighton
Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 — J. S. Bach
Organ Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No 2 — G. F. Handel
Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No 6 — Louis Vierne


Choral Evensong

January 22, 2017 | 4pm

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

Herbert Howells: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, St. Paul's Service
Philip Radcliffe: Preces & Responses
William H. Harris: Holy is the True Light
Bertram Luard-Selby: Psalm 67 (Anglican chant, pointed by John Scott)

Herbert Howells: Preludio "Sine Nomine"
J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543