Past Concerts

 

Upon this handful of earth - World Premiere Opera
Friday, February 24, 7 PM

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Children's Choir
Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

A world-premiere opera by Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk based on Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World

Co-presented with the New York Opera Society


Heaven & Nature Sing - Annual Christmas Concerts
Sunday, December 11, 3 PM
Sunday, December 18, 3 PM
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs
K. Scott Warren, music director

The New York Times calls these concerts "part of the essence of Christmas in New York," and our sellout audiences year after year agree!

Vivaldi's Gloria is the centerpiece of this year's concerts, accompanied by well-known seasonal favorites and festive carols for everyone to join in singing.


Jesuits in the Americas: Zipoli and His World
Friday, October 28, 7 PM
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyolaa
K. Scott Warren, conductor

Music of Balbi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Pasquini and excerpts from Zipoli’s Vespers of St. Ignatius
A concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Ignatius Loyola as a Jesuit parish


Choral Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
Wednesday, September 28, 7 PM
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
String quartet and harp
K. Scott Warren, conductor

The four elements—earth, air, fire and water—portrayed in lush pieces for choir, harp and string quartet by Holst, Paulus, Kennedy and more


PSALMS, HYMNS & SPIRITUAL SONGS
May 11, 2016 at 7 PM

K. Scott Warren and Robert Reuter, conductors 
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano 
Robert Anthony Mack, tenor

COPLAND  In the Beginning 
HIGDON  Sanctus
BETINIS  Carmina mei, cordis (Songs of My Heart) 
MCFERRIN Psalm 23
BURLEIGH, arr.  Deep River
HAILSTORK  Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
WARREN, arr.  Wade in the Water

The season concludes with a rousing celebration of music for unaccompanied choir: Aaron Copland's 1947 choral concerto In the Beginning, Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon's Sanctus, and Carmina mei, cordis by award-winning Minnesota native Abbie Betinis. Spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, William Dawson, Adolphus Hailstork and others completes what promises to be an exciting event.


PASSION: STABAT MATER
March 16, 2016 at 7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, music director
Victoria Drake, harp

FERKO  Stabat Mater
CULVERHOUSE  Requiem    NYC PREMIERE

Ohio native Frank Ferko’s stunning, emotionally gripping Stabat Mater for unaccompanied choir and soprano soloist graces our PASSION concert, held annually just before Palm Sunday. The New York City premiere of William Culverhouse’s poignant Requiem for choir and harp forms the beginning of this Lenten journey.


K. SCOTT WARREN ORGAN RECITAL
February 21, 2016 at 3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons and 45 feet high—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. This massive, kingly instrument bellows beneath the massive vaults at St. Ignatius Loyola. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work.


SING WE NOEL
December 13, 2015 at 3 PM
December 20, 2015 at 3 PM

Annual Christmas Concerts
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs
K. Scott Warren, music director

Christmas joy abounds in these beloved annual concerts, featuring works by Cecilia McDowall, Pietro Yon, Howard Helvey and Handel’s iconic Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. Includes well-known seasonal favorites rendered by the Choirs and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola and the N.P. Mander Organ, as well as carols for everyone to join in singing.


CHICHESTER PSALMS
October 28, 2015 at 7 PM

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, music director

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms
BERNSTEIN  Missa Brevis
BARBER  Adagio for Strings / Agnus Dei
PAULUS  Voices of Light

The bright and gritty, yet melodic Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, as well as his Missa Brevis, anchor this concert of American works for choir and orchestra. We will also hear Stephen Paulus’ ethereal work Voices of Light and Barber’s Adagio for Strings / Agnus Dei.


REJOICE IN THE LORD!  A MUSIC MINISTRY CELEBRATION
Sunday, May 17, 2015—3 PM 
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

Featuring the entire scope of the music ministry at St. Ignatius, this joyful concert caps off the season in celebration and song.

NO TICKETS NECESSARY. FREE WILL OFFERING.


BACH’S B MINOR MASS
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015—7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

J.S. BACH   Mass in B minor


PASSION: Sacrifice and Surrender
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015—7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

16th and 17th century a cappella motets


HEAVENLY LIGHT: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014—3 PM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014—7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue
K. Scott Warren, conductor

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs
Centering on excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, our ever-popular Christmas concerts will offer you and your family the inspiring warmth and joy of the season. Includes well-known carols for all to sing.


ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014—3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

A new tradition that has become well-loved in a short period of time, this service of prayer and song that invites us into the stillness of Advent, a foil to the bustling holiday pace throughout the city. Choral music centers on the Annunciation.


MOZART'S GREAT MASS
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014—7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

HAYDN       Symphony No. 97
MOZART     Great Mass in C minor 


K. SCOTT WARREN, ORGAN RECITAL
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue


REJOICE IN THE LORD! A MUSIC MINISTRY CELEBRATION
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Sunday, May 18, 2014 — 3 PMK. Scott Warren, conductor
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Parish Community Choir, Wallace Hall Choir, Canticum Sacrum, the High School Choir and Children’s Choirs join forces in gratitude and joy.


Temple Emanu-El's May Music Program
Friday, May 9, 2014 — 6 PM

Main Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)

This month’s performers will be flutist Sato Moughalian and harpist Victoria Drake. The Temple Emanu-El Choir will sing from the bimah. K. Scott Warren will conduct, and Dr. Andrew Henderson will accompany on the organ. All are welcome to attend!


PSALMS OF DAVID: Schütz, Gabrieli, Monteverdi and Rossi
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 — 7 PM

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor

GIOVANNI GABRIELI (1554? - 1612)
     Omnes gentes
     In Ecclesiis
     Plaudite omnis terra
     Jubilate Deo

SALAMONE ROSSI (1570 - 1630)
     Haleluyah. Haleli nafshi
     Ein keloheinu
     Elohim hashiveinu
     Shir La-ma’alot

HEINRICH SCHÜTZ (1585 - 1672)
     Lobe den Herren, meine Seele
     Herr, unser Herrscher
     Die mit Tränen säen
     Cantate Domino
     Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567 - 1643)
     Cantate Domino


ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014—3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue

A new tradition that has become well-loved in a short period of time, this service of prayer and song that invites us into the stillness of Advent, a foil to the bustling holiday pace throughout the city. Choral music centers on the Annunciation.