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Concert Matinee – Celebration of the Season

December 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $30
Celebration of the Season

Celebrate this beautiful season with great music and the good company of the School!


This is a perfect occasion to share with family and friends.


All are welcome!

Hosted by the School of Practical Philosophy Choir, and featuring professional singers and instrumentalists, the concert offers:

  • Magnificent music from the 17th to the 21st centuries by Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, J. S. Bach, Gustav Holst and Gregg Smith
  • A jazz piano improvisation
  • A diverse array of solo, choral and instrumental repertoire
  • A festive reception for all after the concert

Join us in the Theatre at St. Jean, with its professional stage, grand piano, comfortable theater seating, wonderful acoustics, and an excellent view of the performance from every seat.

Delight in hearing the fine talent of students in the School of Practical Philosophy, many who have performed in prestigious venues in New York City.

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased below or in the Registration Office.

Please note:
• The last day for cash and in-person sales in the Registration Office is the morning of Saturday, Nov. 18th.
• After then, only internet purchases are possible.

Location Note:  An elevator entrance to the Theatre at St. Jean is located on Lexington Avenue, at the south end of the church, past the iron gate.


Program Highlights  (not in order of performance)

“Ushas” (Dawn) by Gustav Holst
from Hymns from the Rig-Veda, Op. 24 for Baritone and piano

Trio for Piano, Clarinet and ‘Cello in B-flat (Op. 11)  by L. van Beethoven (1st movement)

“Sicut locutus” by A. Vivaldi from Magnificat  (RV 610) for Solo trio and Choir

Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat (K. 454) by W. A. Mozart (1st movement)

“Come Away Death” by B. R. Solowey from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
for Baritone and ‘Cello

Partita No. 5 in G major for Keyboard (BWV  829) by J. S. Bach (Selections)

“O, What a Beautiful City” African-American Spiritual for Solo voice and Choir
arr. by Gregg Smith

“Dunque a pranzo in compagnia” by W. A. Mozart from Finale Act I, La finta semplice
K. 51 for Choir and Strings

“Lotus Blossom” by Billy Strayhorn as a Piano improvisation

Songs of the Season with the Audience and Choir


December 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Theatre at St. Jean
150 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021