Music

Volunteer for the Summer Choir!

There has been some interest expressed in forming a volunteer choir for the 11am service during these summer months when our regular choir is off (June, July, August, Labor Day weekend.) If you (or someone you know) would like to sing, just send an email to denniskeene@ascensionnyc.org and provide the following information: your name, email …  [ More → ]

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Voices of Ascension Renaissance Concert

Thursday, May 21st at 8 pm Voices of Ascension will perform their last concert this season with a Renaissance program including Palestrina’s Stabat Mater. Tickets available door from 7:30pm, 5th Ave/10th Street. [ More → ]

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Choral Concert May 14, 2014, 8pm

Masters of the Renaissance: England will be performed by Voices of Ascension on Wednesday, May 14, 8pm at Fifth Avenue & 10th Street. Voices of Ascension will perform selections by Thomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes, Richard Nicolson, Peter Phillips, Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd and others. Tickets can be purchased online at Voices of Ascension or …  [ More → ]

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Music for Holy Week 2014

Palm Sunday, April 13 Organ Music at 10:45am Récit de Tierce en taille by Nicolas de Grigny Kyrie III (Klavierübung) by Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Music at 11:00am Lift up your heads (from Messiah) by Handel Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner Ave Christe by Josquin des Prez Evening Service of Meditation and Sacrament at …  [ More → ]

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Organ Recital: April 9, 2014, 8pm

We are extremely honored to present the great musician Francis Chapelet. Post-World War II Europe produced an amazing assembly of legendary interpreters of Early Organ Music. Francis Chapelet is one of the last remaining masters of his generation still actively concertizing. His interpretations of this rich repertory of music are based on a lifetime of …  [ More → ]

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Special Sacred Music for Lent

As part of this parish’s Lenten observance, we are presenting Jon Gillock’s performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Book of the Holy Sacrament on Tuesday, March 5. This was Messiaen’s final work for organ, and is without question one of the most important works of music composed in the 20th Century. Some of the movements are meditations …  [ More → ]

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Vierne Marathon on The Manton Memorial Organ

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, organist Christopher Houlihan performed in the first concert of his Vierne Marathon including all six Symphonies for organ on The Manton Memorial Organ built by Pascal Quoirin. Link below for a video by Mr. Houlihan playing Vierne. Vierne on The Manton Memorial organ

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Organ Recital October 24th at 8 pm

Olivier Latry, Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, will perform an all-French program, including works by Marchand, Grigny, Dupré, Cochereau, Escaich, and the complete Symphonie V of Widor. The recital will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. Olivier Latry is one of the most celebrated and brilliant organists in the world today. …  [ More → ]

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Vierne Marathon with Christopher Houlihan

On Saturday, June 2, 3:00 and 7:30pm, organist Christopher Houlihan will perform in the first concert of the Vierne Marathon. Jump to the end of this section to see a video introduction by Mr. Houlihan who will perform all six Symphonies for organ on The Manton Memorial Organ built by Pascal Quoirin. Rising star of …  [ More → ]

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Music for Easter Sunday, 11 am

Prelude:  Fugue in E-flat Major, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Choir Introit:  Gregorian Chant, Surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia! Gloria in excelsis in B-flat Major, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Offertory Anthem:  Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Sanctus (sung in Latin) from Lord Nelson Mass, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Communion Music:  O Taste and See, …  [ More → ]

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