Concert Series

Transfiguration is home to The Arnold Schwartz Memorial Concert Series, which was founded by Marie Schwartz in 2004 in memory of her late husband. Since then over fifty concerts, operas, and music dramas have been performed, using some of the finest singers and musicians in New York City. In addition, the church presents outstanding musical groups from September through June, as well as a Summer Concert Series.

Examples of Our Concerts can be seen on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

  • March 18, 2018

    3:00 pm

    Franz Joseph Haydn: quartets Op. 71
    New York Classical Quartet
    Tickets: $30 / $15 for students and seniors

    We reverse the “17” of our first program to present the three quartets of Op. 71, from 1793. During Haydn's first sojourn in London he had heard his quartets played in public concerts, rather than the usual intimate gatherings; in preparation for his second trip he composed this new set with an exuberant, public face. These quartets show Haydn in full, effortless  mastery of every  aspect of composition.

  • April 06, 2018

    7:30 pm

    Strictly Continental
    Empire Viols
    Tickets: $15 at the door

    Join Empire Viols as we travel across continental Europe, from the court of the Sun King in France, to J.S. Bach’s Leipzig. Our journey will take us down the Rhine with Johannes Schenck and we’ll also pause in sunny Italy. 

  • April 27, 2018

    7:30 pm

    From Passacaglia to Chaconne
    Natasha Lipkina
    Tickets: $25 / $15 students and seniors

    Russian violin virtuoso, Natasha Lipkina and organist Claudia Dumschat join forces to present a program of solo and duo music by Bach for their respective instruments. Natasha captivates audiences with her vivacious and charismatic performances throughout the world. Interwoven with great intelligence and sensitivity, her unique approach to programming allows her listeners to be both inspired and challenged.

  • May 15, 2018

    7:30 pm

    Contemporary Choral Music
    Tickets: $20 at the door 

    Award-winning choral group C4 will be performing new music by members of New York Composers Circle. NYCC is a unique and multi-faceted organization with a mission to promote awareness of contemporary music through concerts and salons. 

  • June 08, 2018

    7:30 pm

    Merry Old England!
    Masterpieces of English Choral Music
    The Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys
    Tickets: $25 / $15 for students and seniors
    Tickets can be purchased online through 
    All proceeds will go towards the Boys' and Girls' Choir Trip to England

    The Transfiguration Choirs of Men and Boys, Girls, and Camerata join to perform a concert of music the children will sing at St. Alban's Cathedral in London, England this summer. Gems of English choral literature spanning the Renaissance to modern day.