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Worship & Arts Spring 2023

January 7 - May 13

January 7th at 2:00 PM – The Sebastians: The Italian Violin

Join violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and harpsichordist Jeffrey Grossman for an intimate recital centered around the violin and its Italian roots. The program includes works by Giovanni Battista Somis, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and others.

Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel
The Sebastians: The Italian Violin
Tickets $30 general / $50 prime
 

January 14th at 3:00 PM – Alkemie and Chapter House: Call Me Marie

Back by popular demand, medieval ensemble Alkemie returns to Brick Church with CALL ME MARIE. Created and performed in collaboration with the Grammy-nominated duo Chapter House, “Call Me Marie” is a new program based on the stories of a 12th-century woman who pen-named herself “Marie de France.” Alkemie will regale listeners with tales of love, magic, and cautionary wisdom punctuated by music from the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine. This English-language version of her tales is sure to delight children and adults alike!

Tickets are $30 general admission / $10 students with ID. (Kids under 12 are free.)

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Alkemie Ensemble with Chapter House: Call Me Marie
*Family-friendly concert
 

February 3rd at 6:00 PM – Hannah Goodman, soprano: The Great American Songbook

Hannah Madeleine Goodman sings everything, from classics of the Great American Songbook repertoire to contemporary belter anthems. Drawing upon both her operatic and musical theatre experience, Ms. Goodman uniquely combines her years of piano training, love of writing, and natural affinity for comedy (including training at The Second City Hollywood) on the cabaret stage. Ms. Goodman has written and premiered two original shows at Upstairs at Vitello’s (formerly the E Spot Lounge) in Los Angeles: Too Fat For Musical Theater, Too Skinny for Opera (2017) and Almost Like Being in Love (2018). She performed a revival of Almost Like Being in Love in 2020 on the streaming cabaret platform Emmie and Harry’s.

Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:00 PM in Watson Hall
Hannah Goodman, soprano: The Great American Songbook
Ticket $30
 

March 7th at 7:30 PM – Chancel Choir and Orchestra, Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

Dietrich Buxtehude described Membra Jesu nostri as a “sung devotion” to the Body of Christ. Like a cinematic director focusing a camera, Buxtehude illuminates in music the different parts of Jesus’ body on the Cross: feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart, and face. The solos and choruses he wrote for Membra Jesu nostri contain some of the most exquisite music of the Baroque.

As our Lenten sermon series at Brick explores the Body of Christ, our music and arts programming takes up the same theme. In this special worship service, the Chancel Choir and Orchestra, featuring some of New York City’s leading singers and instrumentalists, will bring this delicate and beautiful oratorio to life.

Tuesday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Chancel Choir and Orchestra 
Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri 
Free and open to the public
 

March 25th at 2:00 PM – The Sebastians with Kristina Libby, painter: Bach in Color

Artistic Director Jeffrey Grossman and Founding Director Daniel Lee explore music of Bach and his contemporaries alongside live oil painting by visual artist Kristina Libby.

Kristina Libby is an artist based in New York City. Her work is an ongoing investigation into the profound experience of being human. Through sculpture, design, public art and fine art, she utilizes surprise, whimsy and disconnections to cultivate a sense of curiosity and playfulness.

Saturday, Mar. 25 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel
The Sebastians with Kristina Libby, painter: Bach in Color
Tickets $30 general/$50 prime
 
 
April 7th at 12:15 PM – Chancel Choir: The Crucifixion by John Stainer
 
The Brick Church Chancel Choir will offer its 99th performance of Sir John Stainer’s Lenten choral meditation, The Crucifixion. Premiered in 1887, Stainer’s oratorio tells the story of Good Friday with dramatic solos, choruses, and hymns sung by the entire congregation. The enduring popularity of The Crucifixion testifies to Stainer’s understanding in painting the text with music both thoughtful and dramatic, most famously in his sublime unaccompanied setting of “God So Loved The World.”

Please join us for this 75-minute service of sacred music. A free-will offering will be received.

Friday, April 7 at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary
Chancel Choir 
The Crucifixion by John Stainer
Free and open to the public
 
 
May 13th at 2:00 PM – Filigree Ensemble Presents Songs of Mary
 
Filigree Ensemble explores the many roles of a mother through the lens of the iconic figure, Mary, mother of Jesus. Featuring selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, soprano Christina Kay and mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds display the human side of Mother Mary through these epic, sometimes even comic miracle stories from the 13th century. Alongside the Cantigas, Filigree will highlight other works by female Baroque composers that exemplify Mary as a mother, creator, protector, and saint.
 
 
Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel
Filigree Ensemble 
Suggested donation $30
 

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Raymond Nagem
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