An Amor Artis Holiday
December 4, 2016, 4 p.m.
Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Mott Street at Prince Street
Holiday-inspired choral music from the 9th Century to the present, including ancient chants and pristine medieval carols, Renaissance motets by Victoria and Sweelinck, contemporary works by Tavener, Britten, and Howells, and lush arrangements with harp and oboe of Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne, and other favorites. Conducted by Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau.
A Bach New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2016, 8 p.m.
Church of St. Jean Baptiste
Lexington Avenue at East 76th Street
Ring in 2017 with the New Year’s portion of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio, the sublime motet Jesu Meine Freude, and sparkling instrumental works.
March 4, 2017, 3 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity
213 West 82nd Street
A gorgeous Lenten meditation featuring Poulenc’s Quatre Motets pour un temps de penitence, Litanies à la Vierge Noire, and Quatre petits prières de Saint François d’Assise; Charpentier’s Litanies à la Vierge; and motets by Rameau, Manchicourt, and others.
Handel in Italy
May 20, 2017, 8 p.m.
St. Michael’s Church
Amsterdam Avenue at West 100th Street
Amor Artis is joined by New York Baroque Incorporated for a concert of Handel’s fiery early Italian works featuring Dixit Dominus, selections from his Italian solo vocal cantatas, and the Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 in G major.
Reception will follow the concert.