Music at St. Luke

2017-18 Season
All events are free, no tickets required
At concerts, free will offering to benefit Music at St. Luke

Wednesday, February 28 at 12:30pm
Cornell’s Midday Music Series
Michael Plagerman, organ
French music for small organs by Widor (arrangement of Bach), Langlais, and Franck.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Jacob Dassa, organ

This progressive organ recital will begin at Anabel Taylor Chapel on the Cornell Baroque Organ, then move to St. Luke's French Romantic Organ at intermission.  The same repertoire by Müthel, Pachelbel, and Bach will be played on both organs.  Co-presented with the American Guild of Organists Ithaca Chapter.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 10:45 am
The St. Luke Choir with orchestra offers Fauré's Requiem in the morning service.  With soloists Patrice Pastore and Erik Angerhofer.

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Schola Cantorum of Syracuse
"Ein Feste Burg"
Early Lutheran Music from Walter to Schütz 
-- those in between including Senfl, Stolzer, Eccard, and Praetorius, among others. The ensemble sings music inspired by Luther's revolution and by the new chorale tunes that Lutheranism generated.  Featured will be Schütz’s Musikalische Exequiem (Funeral Music),  a 17th-century "German Requiem."

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Couperin and Compline
Sopranos Rebecca Leistikow and Anna O’Connell offer selections from the Tenebrae Leçons by François Couperin, followed by the ancient monastic order of compline
sung by the Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir. 

  Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Feminine Voices:  Music by Women Composers
Anne Laver, organ with Janet Brown, soprano

Syracuse University Organist Anne Laver explores sacred music for organ by female composers. Early twentieth-century works by Elsa Barraine and Lili Boulanger complement evocative new music by award-winning British composer Judith Bingham in a program of inspiring music, artwork, and poetry. Soprano Janet Brown will collaborate on Boulanger’s hauntingly beautiful Pie Jesu and Bingham’s Jesum quaeritis Nazarenum.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Bastille Day Concert

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The Friends of Music at St. Luke
 Promoting excellence in liturgical and concert music at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ithaca, NY, including the use of the Juget-Sinclair French Romantic Organ 

The Friends of Music at St. Luke welcome your support.  Donations in any amount may be left in the offering plates at the events, or sent to the church at any time.  Checks should be made out to St. Luke Lutheran Church, with FMSL in the memo line.  We are at 109 Oak Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Past Events this season:
September 23:  Christophe Mantoux and Jeffrey Brillhart masterclasses,  Christophe Mantoux recital of Vierne, Franck, Widor, and Durufle.  A collaboration with Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.

October 29:  Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, St. Luke Choir, other singers, and soloists in Bach "Ein Feste Burg" and b minor mass excerpts and Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony.

November 12:  Jeffrey Snedeker organ recital "Music of the Spheres," including Holst's The Planets.

 January 21:  William Porter, organ recital including French works and improvisations.

February 13:  Jazz Vespers for Mardi Gras