The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields performs music from the 17th century Salzburg court by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, including Requiem in F Minor and Mass in B Flat Major. The Choir will be joined by Parthenia Viol Consort and Baroque in the Fields, an ensemble of period instruments led by Leah Gale Nelson.
The Choir of Saint Luke in the Fields is a professional ensemble made up of some of New York City's finest singers, directed by David Shuler. As part of the liturgy at St. Luke’s Church, the Choir regularly performs masses and motets that date from the fifteenth century to the present. The Choir is noted for its performances of early music, and in particular for bringing works to New York City audiences that have not been heard here before. The Choir has presented the first New York performance of CPE Bach’s recently rediscovered St. Matthew Passion of 1769, the first North American performance of two major works by Telemann - St. Matthew Passion of 1746 and St. Luke Passion (1748) - as well as the first New York performance of Johann Theile’s St. Matthew Passion of 1763 and the first North American performance of Gregorio Allegri's Missa Christus resurgens. The most recent recording by Saint Luke's Choir, Music of Pierre de Manchicourt: Missa Reges Terrae and other works, will be released soon on the MSR label.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
2016-2017 Season, Choir of Saint Luke in the Fields, directed by David Shuler
Thursdays at 8 pm: November 3, 2016; December 1, 2016; January 26, 2017; March 16, 2017; April 27, 2017.
Season tickets: $145; Individual tickets: $35 ($25 for students, seniors).