Special Events – Current Offerings



CONCERT MATINEE:  Saturday, December 5, 2015

All are welcome to attend the School’s special events program, which draws from a broad spectrum of disciplines in the arts and sciences. The programs are organized and presented by senior students in the School who speak from direct experience in seeking to make philosophy practical within their chosen field.

Each event offers good food for the mind, body and spirit and is open to school members, their family, friends, colleagues as well as the general public.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
3:00 pm
The Great Hall at St. Jean’s
184 East 76th Street, N.Y.C.

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 16th to the 20th centuries, including works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Ralph Vaughan Williams
• A jazz piano improvisation
• A diverse array of solo repertoire
• A festive reception for all after the concert

Delight in hearing the fine talent of students in the School of Practical Philosophy, as well as many who have performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City…and Birdland! See below for program highlights.

: Saturday, December 5th
Time: 3:00 pm
Fee: $25.00
Location Note: An elevator entrance to the The Great Hall at St. Jean’s is located on Lexington Avenue, at the south end of the church, past the iron gate.

Tickets may be purchased here or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

Program Highlights (not in order of performance)

Suite #1 in G major for unaccompanied ‘cello (selected movements)          J.S. Bach

“Love Bade Me Welcome” & “I Got Me Flowers”
from Five Mystical Songs for baritone and choir           Ralph Vaughan Williams

Concerto for Violin in G major (K.216) Rondo-Allegro (3rd movement)           W. A. Mozart

“Kyrie eleison” from Requiem Mass No. 8 in C major          Johann Ernst Eberlin

“Benedictus” for 3-part women’s choir          Jacobus Gallus

Sonata #3 in G major for ‘Cello and Piano (Op. 69)
Adagio cantabile, Allegro Vivace (3rd movement)           Ludwig van Beethoven

A jazz piano improvisation

An interpretive jazz vocal solo

Songs of the Season          Audience and Choir

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