Music at St. Luke

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017
French Romantic Organ Repertoire and Improvisation  
Christophe Mantoux, recital and repertoire masterclass
Jeffrey Brillhart, improvisation masterclass

 Presented by the Friends of Music at St. Luke in collaboration with the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and Mellon Foundation support of the CNY Humanities Corridor and the Cornell Department of Music

 9:30-10   Coffee and pastries, narthex
10-noon   Repertoire masterclass with Christophe Mantoux
noon-1   Lunch on your own in Collegetown
1-4   Improvisation workshop with Jeffrey Brillhart
4-5   Reception provided by Ithaca AGO chapter, narthex
5pm   Recital by Christophe Mantoux, Music of Franck, Vierne, Widor, and Duruflé

   Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Festival Concert in Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra
Festival Choir:  St. Luke choir, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, and more.
Rebecca Leistikow, soprano; Jennifer Kay, mezzo-soprano; 
Carl Johengen, tenor; Steven Stull, bass

 Wayne L. Wold:  Es ist das Heil (for organ, world concert premiere)    
J. S. Bach:  Cantata BWV 80 "Ein Feste Burg"    
J. S. Bach:  Gloria/Et in terra pax and Dona Nobis Pacem from b minor Mass
Felix Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 5       “Reformation”      

 Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Jeffrey Snedeker, organ
Music of the Spheres: a sonic journey through the solar system.
Works of Vierne, Karg-Elert, and Peter Sykes’ organ transcription of Holst’s “The Planets."

 Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm
William Porter, organ
Recital including improvisation

  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

More to come!

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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.