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The 48th Season 
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity

Join us for the 48th Season of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, in NYC's famous Lincoln Center neighborhood! Bach Vespers is steeped in the rich Lutheran musical tradition and this season is invigorated by our fullest and most expanded concert offerings to date! Named “New York’s Temple to Bach” (New York Times) and noted for its “valuable” contribution to the city’s arts community, Bach Vespers is one of New York’s most cherished cultural organizations. Boasting one of the finest organs in the city, Holy Trinity's Paul Fritts organ is  one of the nation’s premier models of craftsmanship in the German Baroque tradition and can be heard in recitals or at any of the many services at Holy Trinity.

Up-to-date information and the full calendar listing is below. Check back frequently for updated information, additional concerts, and access to tickets for upcoming concerts. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year here at Holy Trinity!

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September 2015
Thursday
September 17th
7:30PM
RESIDENT ENSEMBLE - The Attacca Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
The "68" String Quartets Project
Suggested Donation: $20
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Saturday
September 19th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - House of Time

"The Cantor, the Priest, and the Barber"

Works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Barber
$35 general/$20 senior/$10 student
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Thursday
September 24th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - Diderot String Quartet

"Quartet Correspondence: Haydn and Mozart"

Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 No. 5
"How do you do?"
Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 50 No. 2
"Prussian"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet in G Major, K 456
"Dissonance"
$25 general/$15 senior-student 
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Sunday
September 27th
5:00PM
Resident Ensemble - New Vintage Baroque

"The Craftsman's Hammer"

Featuring Louis Andriessen's seminal "Worker's Union" and new commissions by Jonathan Dawe, Joe Rubinstein, and Dorian Wallace.
$30 premier/$20 general/$10 student
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October 2015
Thursday
October 8th
7:30PM
48th SEASON PREVIEW CONCERT

Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Major
(transcribed for violin solo and four voices)
$25 Concert Alone
$75 Pre-concert Garden Party/Concert Package

Tatiana Daubek - Violin
Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Cello
Anna Lenti - Soprano
Ryland Angel - Alto
Donald Meineke - Tenor/Organ
Enrico Lagasca - Bass

This special evening will include a festive Garden Party at the famous Tavern on the Green at 6:00 PM, followed by an intimate concert performance with six Bach Vespers musicians.

To purchase the Pre-concert package, send an email here

Wednesday
October 14th
7:30PM
Guest Ensemble - Marienkantorei

USA Tour 2015

Marienkantorei, esteemed choir from Lemgo, Germany presents classic a capella choral works spanning the centuries.
Suggested Donation: $20
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Sunday
October 18th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

21st Sunday after Pentacost

Johann Sebastien Bach - Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227
Johann Christoph Bach - Halt wast du hast 

Tuesday
October 20th
12:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Juilliard 415

Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School present works of instrumental chamber music in this popular noontime event.
No Tickets Required 

Sunday
October 25th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Reformation Sunday

Franz Tunder - Ein feste burg
Johann Sebastian Bach - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230  

Thursday
October 29th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - House of Time

Imaginary Theater

Music of Handel, Rameau, and Ruiz
$35 general/$20 senior/$10 student 
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November 2015
Sunday
November 1st
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

All Saints Sunday

Johann Sebastian Bach - Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 
Dieterich Buxtehude - Herr wenn ich nur dich hab'
Featuring ACRONYM

3:45 PM - Pre-Vespers Talk with Michael Marissen 

Sunday
November 8th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

24th Sunday after Pentacost

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64
Johann Sebastian Bach - O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens BWV 118

Sunday
November 15th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

25th Sunday after Pentecost

Johann Christoph Bach - Es erhub sich ein Streit
Johan Walter - Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort 

Thursday
November 19th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - The Attacca Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
The "68" String Quartets Project
Suggested Donation: $20
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Sunday
November 22nd
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Christ the King Sunday

Johann Sebastian Bach - Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes Sohn, BWV 96
Johannes Martini - Magnificat secundi toni 

Sunday
November 29th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

First Sunday of Advent

Heinrich Schütz - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Claudio Monteverdi - Magnificat a 6 (1610) 

December 2015
Sunday
December 6th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Second Sunday of Advent

Samuel Scheidt - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland 
Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria

3:45 PM Pre-Vespers Talk with Michael Marissen 

Tuesday
December 8th
12:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Juilliard 415

Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School present works of instrumental chamber music in this popular noontime event.
No Tickets Required 

Sunday
December 13th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Third Sunday of Advent

Michael Praetorius - selections from Musae Sioniae V (1607)
Heinrich Schütz - Magnificat for 4 solo instruments and double choir

Presented in collaboration with TENET and Dark Horse Consort

Sunday
December 20th
5:00PM
Lessons and Carols

Fourth Sunday of Advent  
"What Sweeter Music"
Music for choir, harp, and organ  

Thursday
December 24th
10:30PM
Mass for the Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord

Christmas Eve
Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Messe de Minuit pour Noel 

January 2016
Wednesday
January 6th
7:00PM
Holy Trinity Parish Choir

Mass for the Epiphany of our Lord
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger - Cantus Missaek, Op 119
Leo Sowerby - Now There Lightens Upon Us

Saturday
January 9th
9:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Diderot String Quartet

A Midwinter's Journey
Franz Schubert - Die Winterreise, D911
arranged for string quintet by Harold Birston

Featuring Dashon Burton
$25 general/$15 senior-student
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Thursday
January 14th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - Diderot String Quartet

Five's a Crowd: Viola Quintets

Luigi Boccherini - String Quintet in D Major, Op 62/5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quintet in D Major, K516
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op 87
$25 general/$15 student-senior
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Sunday
January 17th
5:00PM
Resident Ensemble - New Vintage Baroque

The Body United

Music from the court of Queen Anne of Brittany and premier of a new song cycle by Simon Frisch.

$30 premier/$20 general/$10 student|
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Thursday
January 21st
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - The Attacca Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
The "68" String Quartets Project
Suggested Donation: $20
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February 2016
Sunday
February 7th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Dieterich Buxtehude - Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr

Sunday
February 14th
5:00PM
Lenten Meditation

First Sunday of Lent

Giacomo Carissimi - Jonas

Featuring the Bach Choir and Players

Tuesday
February 16th
12:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Juilliard 415

Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School present works of instrumental chamber music in this popular noontime event.
No Tickets Required

Sunday
February 21st
5:00PM
Lenten Meditation

Second Sunday of Lent

Johann Sebastian Bach - Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083

Featuring the Bach Choir and Players

Sunday
February 28th
5:00PM
Lenten Meditation

Third Sunday of Lent

Heinrich Schütz - Symphoniae Sacrae

Featuring the Antioch Chamber Choir

March 2016
Sunday
March 6th
5:00PM
Lenten Meditation

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Johann Sebastian Bach - Unnacompanied Cello Suites part 1

Details TBD

Sunday
March 13th
5:00PM
Lenten Meditation

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Heinrich Schütz - Cantiones Sacrae
Tomas Luis Victoria - Tenebrae Responses
John Sheppard - Media vita

Featuring the Bach Choir and Players

Thursday
March 17th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - The Sebastians

Graupner and Graap: Kapellmeister Past and Present

Modern premieres of cantatas and instrumental works of Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) and Lothar Graap (b. 1933)

$40 General/$35 Senior/$15 Student

Sunday
March 20th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Sunday of the Passion

Heinrich Schütz - Sie Sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuz SWV 478

3:45 PM Pre-Vespers Talk with Michael Marissen

Friday
March 25th
12:00PM
Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday

William Byrd - St. John Passion

Featuring the Parish Choir of Holy Trinity

Sunday
March 27th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Easter Sunday

Dieterich Buxtehude - Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 43
Andreas Hammerschmidt - O Tod, du bist ein bittre gallen

Tuesday
March 29th
12:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Juilliard 415

Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School present works of instrumental chamber music in this popular noontime event.
No Tickets Required 

Thursday
March 31st
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - House of Time

Transalpine Journey

Featuring Guest Violinist: Aisslinn Nosky
Music of Scarlatti, Vivaldi, and Biber
$35 general/$20 senior/$10 student
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April 2016
Sunday
April 3rd
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Second Sunday of Easter

Johann Sebastian Bach - Am Abend aber Dessebligen Sabbats, BWV 42

Sunday
April 10th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Third Sunday of Easter

Nicolaus Bruhns - Erstanden ist der heilige Christ
Claudio Monteverdi - Et resurrexit 

Thursday
April 14th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - The Attacca Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
The "68" String Quartets Project
Suggested Donation: $20
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Sunday
April 17th
5:00PM
BACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Johann Sebastian Bach - Christlag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 
Jieronymus Praetorius - Surrexit pastor bonus 
Featuring the Dark Horse Consort

3:45 PM - Pre-Vespers Talk with Michael Marissen

Thursday
April 21st
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - Diderot String Quartet

Haydn and His Students II

Anton Ferdinand Titz - String Quartet No. 1 in G Major
Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in Eb Major Op. 76/6
"Fantasia"
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet in Eb Major Op 74
"Harp"
$25 general/$15 senior-student
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Tuesday
April 26th
12:00PM
Resident Ensemble - Juilliard 415

Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School present works of instrumental chamber music in this popular noontime event.
No Tickets Required 

May 2016
Thursday
May 12th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - Attacca Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn
The "68" String Quartets Project
Suggested Donation: $20
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Thursday
May 19th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - Diderot String Quartet

Death and the Maiden

Lembit Beecher (b.1980) - A new work written for Diderot String Quartet!
Franz Schubert - String Quartet in D minor, D. 810
"Der Tod and das Maedchen"
$25 general/$15 senior-student
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Sunday
May 22nd
5:00PM
Resident Ensemble - New Vintage Baroque

Doug Balliett - Premier of a new work!
$30 premier/$20 general/$10 student
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Wednesday
May 25th
7:30PM
Guest Ensemble - Cathedra

This event has been cancelled.

Saturday
May 28th
7:30PM
Resident Ensemble - House of Time

The Father, the Son and the Godfather

Music of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Telemann
$35 general/$20 senior/$10 student 
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The Paul Fritts Organ, Opus 16 at Holy Trinity