Central City Chorus - Immortal Bach: Music written and inspired by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries

Friday, December 14, 2012 to Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dates/Times:  Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7 pm

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 3 pm


Tickets:           $25 – General admission, at the door

                        $20 – Students & Seniors

                        $20 – General admission, in advance (email request to CentralCityChorus@gmail.com by Friday, December 14 at 10pm)



The Central City Chorus and Music Director Phillip Cheah proudly present Immortal Bach, an evening of works by the venerated composer, his contemporaries, and the future generations he influenced. The Chorus will offer two performances at St. Ignatius of Antioch (87th and West End), on Saturday, December 15th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 16th at 3 p.m., with guest artists Beverly Au on baroque cello and Dongsok Shin on portative organ.

The performances will be anchored by two Bach motets, Komm, Jesu, komm and Jesu, meine Freude, with sundry pieces by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Reger, Liszt, and Haßler. Also featured are the eponymous "re-working" of Bach's Komm, süßer Tod by Knut Nystedt, as well as instrumental baroque pieces by Bach's contemporaries.




Central City Chorus

Phillip Cheah, Music Director

with guest artists:

Dongsok Shin, portative organ

Beverly Au, baroque cello




J.S. Bach motets Komm, Jesu, komm and Jesu, meine Freude

Knut Nystedt's Immortal Bach

Works by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Reger, Liszt, and Haßler


About the Ensemble:

Central City Chorus, one of the premiere mid-sized choruses in New York City, is now enjoying its 30th Anniversary Season. Currently in residence at the historic Church of St. John the Baptist in Manhattan, the Chorus performs music of all periods, from a cappella compositions to works for chorus and orchestra, from countries around the world. The Chorus’s repertoire includes performances of the Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, and the rarely heard Requiem by Frederick Delius. In recent years, the Chorus has collaborated with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Riverside Church, with the Astoria Symphony in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and with the Empire State Youth Orchestra in a performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. 

Phillip Cheah, Music Director, Conductor – Vocalist, pianist, and teacher Phillip Cheah is the Music Director of the Central City Chorus and of Guildsingers, a medieval music consort of voices. He is a member of the professional choir at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields and the Bach Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, as well as a staff accompanist at The Brearley School.