Paul Taylor Memorial Performance -- Beloved Renegade (Poulenc Gloria)
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Taylor Memorial Performance -- Beloved Renegade (Poulenc Gloria)

Join us on Tuesday, October 29 or Tuesday, November 5 as we celebrate our founder and leader of the first 64 years, Paul Taylor. The number of people we anticipate wishing to join us in this celebration requires two Memorial Performances FREE to the public. The program will be the same for both events: the Paul Taylor Dance Company (PTDC) performing four Taylor masterworks: Aureole, Troilus and Cressida (reduced), Last Look and Beloved Renegade, with Taylor 2 sharing the stage with PTDC in Troilus and Cressida (reduced). Limited tickets remain. We ask that you select one performance only, and there is a two ticket maximum per person.

Click HERE for more information

View Event →
Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard
May
16
to May 19

Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard

Join the award-winning Gil Evans Project for our eighth annual residency at Jazz Standard! I’ll be singing all four nights, but Thursday, May 16, I’ll be joined by three guys for some great 4-part vocal arrangements Gil wrote! Details below!

Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19, 2019
Two sets per night: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Cover: $35
** NO food/drink minimum **
**RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED**

Buy Tickets Online: http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20190516

or call: 212-576-2232

See below for details and personnel. Get reservations early!!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5/16–5/17 - MUSIC FOR CLAUDE THORNHILL ORCHESTRA
Thursday (5/16) will feature music written for a four–voice quartet plus big band, and some music composed in 1946 for a slightly larger band – none of which has been performed since the 1940s by anyone, including the Gil Evans Project.
Friday (5/17) will focus on music from 1947 featuring the flute section that the Project has not utilized since recording live at Jazz Standard in 2014.

5/18–5/19 - MUSIC OF GIL EVANS
Saturday (5/18) and Sunday (5/19) will showcase a variety of music written by Gil throughout the 1950s and 1960s, from such revered albums as Out Of The Cool, New Bottle Old Wine, and The Individualism of Gil Evans.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PERSONNEL:

CONDUCTOR: Ryan Truesdell

WOODWINDS: Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Donny McCaslin, Tom Christensen, Alden Banta, Steve Kenyon (5/16–5/17), Jesse Han (5/17), Jessica Taskov (5/17)

FRENCH HORNS: Adam Unsworth, David Peel

TRUMPETS: Augie Haas (lead), Scott Wendholt, Mike Rodriguez, Riley Mulherkar (5/16)

TROMBONES: Ryan Keberle, Marshall Gilkes, George Flynn (bass trombone)

TUBA: Marcus Rojas (5/17–5/19)

RHYTHM: James Chirillo (guitar), Frank Kimbrough (piano), Jay Anderson (bass), Lewis Nash (drums)

VOCALISTS: Wendy Gilles (5/16–5/19), Tomas Cruz (5/16), Nathaniel Adams (5/16), Dominic Inferrera (5/16)

View Event →
Ester Liberatrice del Popolo Hebreo
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ester Liberatrice del Popolo Hebreo

Ester, Liberatrice del Popolo Ebreo
Alessandro Stradella

Ester: Jessica Gould
Speranza Celeste: Sarah Pillow
Mardocheo: José Lemos
Aman: Ian Pomerantz
Assuero: Jonathan Woody
Testo: Dominic Inferrera
Due Ebree: Martha Sullivan & Amanda Sidebottom

Coro: Wendy Gilles, Grant Herreid

Daniel Swenberg, theorbo
Loren Ludwig, viola da gamba
Elliot Figg, harpsichord

Known as the "Caravaggio of Music", the violent and volatile Alessandro Stradella can be considered a bridge between Carissimi and Handel. His innumerable works, both sacred and secular, still await a broader hearing in our time.

The historic Brotherhood Synagogue, once a stop on the Underground Railroad sets the stage for this work dedicated to the Hebrew Queen who saved her people, in the first New York performance in over 30 years.

Click HERE for tickets

View Event →
A Joyous Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew's Church
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

A Joyous Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew's Church

Join me for my first Christmas Concert at St. Bart’s as an official member of the professional choir! I have sung at Bart’s off and on for eleven years as a sub, and this September, accepted a regular position as alto section leader in the St. Bart’s Singers (volunteer) and alto in the St. Bartholomew’s Choir (pro). This concert features the St. Bartholomew’s Choir and Boy and Girl Choristers with chamber orchestra, performing a variety of Christmas favorites, and ends with excerpts from Handel’s Messiah with chorus and soloists. I will be singing the alto solos But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming and O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion.

For more information, click HERE

To buy tickets, click HERE

View Event →
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart Requiem Summer Sing with West Village Chorale

I'll be singing the alto solos with the solo quartet in Mozart Requiem with the West Village Chorale, for their Summer Sing series. $15 admission gets you a score and a seat in the audience, from which to sing along, if you choose. Also on the program will be Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine. 

Soloists: Olivia Sue Greene, soprano; Wendy Gilles, alto; TBD tenor; Jeff Morrissey, bass

Conducted by Kathleen Hayes, director Fieldston Choral Society

Come hear my first solo Mozart Requiem and sing along!

View Event →
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

St. George's Choral Society -- Bach and Schubert

  • Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be singing as a ringer and soloist with the St. George's Choral Society for their Summer Choral Festival this Saturday evening. The program will be:

Bach - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

Schubert - Mass in C

Soloists: Linda Lee Jones, soprano; Wendy Gilles, alto; Chris Carter, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Conducted by Matthew Lewis 

View Event →
Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard

I'll be back with the Gil Evans project for our annual residency at the Jazz Standard, but this year I'll ONLY be singing on FRIDAY, MAY 18th at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

The band will also be playing Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (without me). Thursday will be repertoire of Gil's from the 40s through the 60s. Saturday and Sunday will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gil's collaboration with Miles Davis with the music from Porgy and Bess, featuring soloists:
5/19: Sara Caswell, violin (7:30pm set only), Scott Robinson (9:30pm set only)
5/20: Mike Rodriguez (7:30pm set only), Steve Wilson (9:30pm set only)

Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Reservations strongly recommended!

Click HERE for more information.

View Event →
Voices of Ascension
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Voices of Ascension

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Bloch's Sacred Service

Featuring baritone Zachary Nelson, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera

Conducted by Dennis Keene

Commissioned in 1965 by the Cathedral at Chichester, England, for its annual choral festival, American composer Leonard Bernstein described his Chichester Psalms as popular in feeling, with sweetness along with more violent moments. Despite its brevity, the work possesses considerable scope, journeying through extroverted joy, prayer, anxiety, the warring of nations, and, with the last phrases of music, peace. And, while it is a setting of sacred Hebrew psalms, the Bernstein of West Side Story is unmistakably present.

Ernest Blochs 1934 Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) constitutes a milestone in the history of liturgical music: Sacred Service is the only composition on a large scale written for Jewish worship by a major composer. Built upon the text for the Sabbath Morning Service, its inspiration emerges from the human spirit, and as was Blochs hope, it transcends and embraces all humanity. Singing the central cantorial solo will be the brilliant young American baritone, Zachary Nelson.

Click here to purchase tickets

View Event →
LA Philharmonic (solo!)
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

LA Philharmonic (solo!)

**I'll be singing the alto solos in the Bernstein for this concert. It's just two short bits, sung from the choir, but it'll be my first solo at David Geffen Hall, and under Dudamel! Very excited.**

Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Lincoln Center Great Performers Series

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

John Holiday, countertenor; Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Michael König, tenor; Davóne Tines, bass

Concert Chorale of New York ; James Bagwell, choral director

The Los Angeles Philharmonic under its brilliant director, Gustavo Dudamel, offers a celebration of the human spirit transcending international boundaries. In anticipation of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the LA Phil brings his Chichester Psalms, a hopeful blend of Hebrew verse and the Christian choral tradition, back to the hall in which the composer conducted its premiere in 1965. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, his final completed work, journeys from darkness to light, culminating in one of the most exhilarating finales ever created.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets

View Event →
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Great Music at St. Bart's

Portals to the Divine: Radiance from the North

Join us for choral works by Northern European composers, all of which offer a testament of faith and a glimpse into a transcendent world. Including works by Jon Liefs, Eriks Esenvalds, Edvard Grieg, Ola Gjeilo, and Jan Sandstrom.

St. Bartholomew's Choir

Conducted by William K. Trafka

View Event →
Voices of Ascension
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Voices of Ascension

POETRY OF KINGS AND PROPHETS:
PSALMS FROM SPAIN'S GOLDEN AGE AND BEYOND

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Special Performance at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street, NYC

 

Presented in association with the exhibition of Jacob and his Twelve Sons: Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle at The Frick Collection

Amanda Forsythe, Soprano Soloist

Voices of Ascension conducted by Dennis Keene

For more information, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

View Event →
Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard
May
25
to May 26

Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard

I'll be joining the Gil Evans Project for two nights of the four night Jazz Standard residency this year. NB: I'm only singing on Thursday and Friday night, May 25th and 26th, sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the band will be playing music from Miles Ahead. 

$30 cover, no drink minimum

View Event →
Voices of Ascension
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Voices of Ascension

Germany: Bach St. John Passion 

Operatic in its scale, dramatic arc, tension, characterizations, and resolution, Bach's St. John Passion is one of the towering masterpieces of Baroque music. The chorus has two alternating roles: one as a “Greek chorus” commenting on the scenes unfolding, and separately as the “crowd” participating in the events. From the first turbulent note of the orchestra, the music propels the narrative toward its inevitable tragic conclusion—and then, redemption.

BUY TICKETS

Derek Chester, Evangelist

Kevin Deas, Jesus

Sarah Shafer, soprano

Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano

Gene Stenger, tenor

Adam Dunbar, baritone

View Event →
Voices of Ascension
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Voices of Ascension

Spain: Granados, de Falla & Modernisme

The turn of the 20th Century saw the flowering of the Modernisme movement in Barcelona and a flourishing of music across Spain. Much of this concert will be entirely new to listeners, but will captivate the ear upon first hearing. Pablo Casals was renowned as a cellist, but he also wrote haunting, deeply spiritual choral music. Virtually unknown today, Enric MoreraManuel Blancafort, and Manuel Oltra composed exceptional works for chorus. De Falla’s El Amor Brujo for piano, Granados's works for violin, and an aria from Goyescas lead to the long-lost Cant de les estrelles. Written in 1911 for three choirs, piano and organ, Song of the Stars receives its second New York performance in collaboration with CUNY's Foundation for Iberian Music and the Hispanic Society. VoA received a Grammy Award® nomination for the 2007 New York Premiere live concert recording.

BUY TICKETS

Vanessa Vasquez, soprano

Francesca dePasquale, violin

Vanessa Perez, piano

Douglas Riva, piano

View Event →
Concert Chorale of NY w/ Budapest Festival Orchestra
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Concert Chorale of NY w/ Budapest Festival Orchestra

Beethoven 9 conducted by Ivan Fisher

Famous for his unconventional interpretations that play with everything from staging to tempos, conductor Iván Fischer approaches Beethoven like no one else. Fischer and his “consistently glorious” Budapest Festival Orchestra (New York Times) present Beethoven’s last symphonies, beginning with the concise gem of the Eighth and ending with the “symphony to end all symphonies,” Beethoven’s rapturous Ninth.

 

The Artists

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Laura Aikin, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Robert Dean Smith, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

Concert Chorale of New York

James Bagwell, choral director

View Event →
New York Philharmonic - Messiah
Dec
13
to Dec 17

New York Philharmonic - Messiah

The New York Philharmonic performs Handel's Messiah at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall

December 13-17 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30pm

December 16 - Friday at 2:30pm

For tickets, click here

Alan Gilbert, Conductor; Christina Landshamer, Soprano; Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano; Matthew Polenzani, Tenor; John Relyea, Bass-Baritone; Concert Chorale of New York, James Bagwell, Director

View Event →
Mostly Mozart
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Mostly Mozart

All Mozart program -- Mass in C Minor, and Requiem 

Buy Tickets

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Joélle Harvey, soprano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Cecelia Hall, mezzo-soprano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Alek Shrader, tenor (Mostly Mozart debut)

Christian Van Horn, bass-baritone (Mostly Mozart debut)

Concert Chorale of New York

James Bagwell, director

View Event →
KPLU Jazz Under the Stars
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

KPLU Jazz Under the Stars

I'll be returning to my alma mater, Pacific Lutheran University, for their Jazz Under the Stars summer concert series. This homecoming will be twofold, as I used to open for JUtS headliners when I was a student. I'll be playing with local musicians Bill Anschellpiano, Ryan Donnellybass, and Steve Bentley, drums. 

The concert will be in the music building's open-air amphitheater, and seasoned concert-goers come early, and bring folding camp chairs, or blankets to sit on. Bring a picnic, and some cash to buy snacks, wine, and beer. It's a great hang.

Paul Tegels, PLU's organ professor will offer a brief concert during intermission in beautiful Lagerquist concert hall on the remarkable Fuchs pipe organ, and weather permitting, there will be stargazing available after the concert at Keck Observatory on campus.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to Lagerquist Hall. The closest access to the amphitheater is via Wheeler Street.

If you're in the Seattle/Tacoma area, come hear me perform in Washington for the first time in 12 years! 

FREE and open to the public

Click for more information

View Event →