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. Our most recent Candlelight Concert can be found here.

Upcoming Events

  • February 07, 2020

    7:30 pm

    Trinity College Choir, Melbourne Australia, Christopher Watson, Director Music by Thomas Tallis and the Mass in G Minor by Vaughan Williams, plus modern Australian and American Music
    Tickets:$25, $15 students and seniors

    Tickets can be bought online here.

    The Choir has collaborated with various orchestras, instrumental ensembles and conductors, including performances of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Jeremy Summerly in 2011, the St John Passion with Stephen Layton in 2012 and Handel’s Messiah in 2016. In 2018, the Choir performed the role of the semi-chorus in Edward Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, released the latest in a long line of CD recordings, a disc of Carols.

  • February 19, 2020

    7:30 pm

    NY Composers Circle, Claudia Dumschat organist
    Tickets: $20, free for students

    Claudia Dumschat, Organist and Choirmaster of the Church of the Transfiguration, Listen to the wonderful C.B. Fisk organ as it sings out a series of recent works by NYCC composers including Frank Retzel,Dary John Mizelle and Timothy Lee Miller. The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

  • March 22, 2020

    3:00 pm

    New Amsterdam Consort featuring Jessica Niles and Sam Siegel
    Tickets:$25, $15 for students and seniors

    New Amsterdam Consort is joined by two rising stars of Juilliard's Vocal Arts program, soprano Jessica Niles and countertenor Sam Siegel, in a performance of Pergolesi's hauntingly beautiful Stabat Mater. Completed in 1736, shortly before the composer's untimely death at the age of 26, the piece was a posthumous sensation and became one of the eighteenth century's most frequently printed works of music.

  • April 26, 2020

    3:00 pm

    Pomerium Josquin’s Brilliance versus The Drama of the Mannerists
    For ticket information: Call 212-866-0468

    In this program of some of the greatest masterpieces of the high and late Renaissance, the technical brilliance of Josquin Desprez's Missa L'homme armé sexti toni is juxtaposed to the chromatic and dissonant music of Giaches de Wert and Carlo Gesualdo. One Renaissance commentator compared Josquin to Michelangelo. By that measure, Giaches de Wert and Gesualdo are the musical counterparts of the avant-garde painters Parmigianino, El Greco, and Caravaggio. Josquin's music impressed his contemporaries by its seeming miracles of counterpoint. Martin Luther famously said of him that he could make music do what he wanted, whereas other composers had to do what the notes required. Two and three generations later, Giaches de Wert and Gesualdo wrote music with a different aim: to create maximum emotional impact for its listeners by means of chromaticism, difficult melodic leaps, and arresting harmonies.

  • May 11, 2020

    7:30 pm

    An Evening of New Music
    New York Composers Circle
    Tickets at the door: $20, free for students

    Join us for a concert of new music for strings and winds performed by a collection of some of the finest musicians in the New York metropolitan area. You'll hear new works by NYCC composers Richard Brooks, Linda Marcel, David Mecionis, Gayther Myers and others. The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

  • June 05, 2020

    7:30 pm

    "Totally Mozart" with The Transfiguration Choirs of Men and Boys, Girls, Camerata and the Chamber Orchestra
    Tickets: $40, $25 students and seniors

    This joyous spring concert features the choir’s favorite Mozart works including the Mass in D, K. 194, Ave Verum, Laudate Dominum, Venite Populi, and select Church Sonatas for Strings and Organ.

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