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