Thank you to all who attended our Spring Benefit party and made it such a success. Special thanks to Kathleen and Henry Chalfant for being the most gracious of hosts.

Hugo Simberg, Garden of Death  (via Wikimedia Commons)

Hugo Simberg, Garden of Death 
(via Wikimedia Commons)



Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

The final subscription concert of the season will feature the world premiere of Pedro Páramo, a piece commissioned from Colombian-American composer Alba Potes. Her inspiration is the eponymous short novel by Juan Rulfo, which tells the story of a man's quest to find his estranged father and instead finding that his parents' home town has become a ghost town inhabited by the shades of the dead.

Guest artists:
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Dan Kempson, baritone
Alfonso Díaz, narrator

The program also includes Where the Willows Meet by Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow, which sets to music poems by James Joyce on the themes of love and music.


Season at a glance

The Jazzman, His Wife and the Persian Poet

A new composition by Dutch composer Jacques Bank exploring the relationship between Charlie "Bird" Parker and his wife, Chan. Also featuring Tom Nazziola's Mediterranean Trilogy.

November 8th & November 9th, 2014


A Cantori Holiday

Our annual celebration of the holiday season, with traditional carols, new arrangements and plenty of winter cheer.

December 6th & December 7th, 2014

Messiahs False and True

Featuring a new composition for chamber choir, clarinet, cello and narrator by Rex Isenberg. Plus, Thomas Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah and Siegfried Thiele's Prophezeiungen.

March 7th, 2015

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Pedro Páramo

Music from tales and verse chronicling love, estrangement, destruction and loneliness, including a new commission by Colombian-American composer, Alba Potes, based on one of Juan Rulfo's most famous novels.

May 16th, 2015