A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2014
Tuesday, December 16, at 7:30 pm

An annual St. Bart's tradition, St. Bartholomew's Choir will join forces with St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bartholomew’s Festival Orchestra for a concert of sacred and secular music of the season in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew's Church. This concert features a blend of treasured classics, compelling new works and delightful arrangements of beloved carols.

Highlights of the concert will include arias and choruses from the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah,” Stephen Paulus’ “Christmas Tidings,” John Rutter’s “Nativity Carol” and “What sweeter musick,” with Malcolm Sargent’s “Silent Night,” all accompanied by orchestra and St. Bartholomew’s magnificent Aeolian/Skinner pipe organ, the largest in New York City.

The audience will join with the choirs and musical forces in singing many of the most popular carols of the season. William K. Trafka will conducts. Bartholomew’s Choir and Festival Orchestra; Paolo Bordignon will conduct the Boy and Girl Choristers and be the organist for the program.

Tickets at  $40 and $25 with a $30 and $15 rate for students/seniors (plus a $3 handling fee per ticket) can be purchased online at www.stbarts.org or with a credit card by calling (212) 378-0248. Tickets will be available at the concert desk at St. Bart's Central daily from 9 am - 6 pm and will be available at the door on the evening of the concert.

Angel Club Seating is also available for $100. This includes a tax-deductible contribution of $60 to Great Music at St. Bart's and a membership in the Great Friends of Music Guild.

Call the box office at 212-378-0248.

photo: Tim Martin