Music Under The Dome
MUSIC UNDER THE DOME, New York’s newest presenting organization on the Upper East Side, will officially launch its first concert season this Fall. Utilizing the acoustical "sweet spot" of the nave, ensembles will perform directly under the dome at the center of the transept of Saint Jean Baptiste. It is the intention of the series to present some of the world’s finest performers of choral, organ, and instrumental music in what critics have described as a perfect acoustical setting in New York City.
The historic, landmarked Church of Saint Jean Baptiste possesses one of the only domes in a New York City house of worship, rising 175 feet above Lexington Avenue. With a seating capacity of 850 people, the church is able to present orchestral and choral concerts with up to 250 musicians and, with the console of the Harris/Wicks Organ located in the front of the nave, choral ensembles can also be accompanied by the organ alone.
On Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 p.m., The Virgin Consort, under the direction of Kyler Brown, will present a program of seasonal music for Advent and Christmas. Featured are Ave Maria (Biebl), Hodie Christus Natus Est (Poulenc), Sleep (Whitacre), O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen), Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming (Saylor), Lullay My Liking (Lawson), There Is No Rose (Sametz), Riu, Riu, Chiu (Flecha), Ding Dong! Merrily On High (Wood), Alleluia, A New Work Has Come On Hand (Wishart), In the Bleak Midwinter (Gjeilo), and more. Admission is free and open to all.
VIDEOS FROM ALL SAINTS - ALL SOULS CONCERT
And I Saw a New Heaven (Edgar Bainton)
Sanctus (Requiem, Gabriel Fauré)
Agnus Dei (Requiem, Gabriel Fauré)
In Paradisum (Requiem, Gabriel Fauré)
Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Organ (Marcel Grandjany)