with Trident Ensemble

Earthly and heavenly, natural and spiritual – sometimes the two aren’t so different. From pop songs concealed in liturgy, to opera composers moonlighting as church musicians, Trident Ensemble, and the Sebastians team up to bring you an evening of exuberant sacred music influenced by secular trends. Come celebrate the summer with music by Du Fay, Monteverdi, Lully, Corelli, and more. Thank God (or the tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis) for the warm weather!

May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC (map)
Concert Series at All Angels’ Church

The Sebastians violinists Daniel S. Lee (“fleet-fingered, passionate… soulful” –The New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio (“evocative” –The New York Times) and Alexander Woods (“showstopping” –The New York Times) present a dazzling display of virtuoso works for three violins and continuo. “All for one and one for all!” Program available online.

September 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

Audience favorite Awet Andemicael (“enchanting” –Brandenburger Stadtkurier; “exquisite” –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; “completely winning” –Boston Phoenix) rejoins the Sebastians for a new program of fiery, passionate vocal and instrumental music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and more. Program available online.

November 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Arcangelo Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing. This intimate program brings you inside Corelli’s musical world via his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella. Buy Tickets Full program.

January 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)

Paris, 1741: Join us for a magnificent salon celebrating the decadent French spirit. Selections from Couperin’s Les Nations alongside music by Lully, Rebel, Telemann, and a special concerto by J. S. Bach will take your breath away in this grand season finale. Buy Tickets or Subscribe

May 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, NYC (map)
in collaboration with Seraphic Fire

Seraphic Fire opens their 14th Season in a combination of contemporary and canon: a newly-commissioned work by young American composer Jake Runestad, along with Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major.

October 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Sophia Cathedral, Miami (map)
October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
All Saints Episcopal, Ft. Lauderdale (map)
October 16, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal, Coral Cables (map)
October 18, 2015 at 4pm
All Souls Episcopal, Miami Beach (map)
October 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
Moorings Presbyterian, Naples (map)

Handel’s monumental Coronation Anthems, composed in 1727 for King George II and Queen Caroline of England, bring an exciting, regal note to Seraphic Fire’s season. Continuing in the same Royal vein, Seraphic Fire will complete this program with the Florida premiere of Marc Antoine Charpentier’s triumphant Te Deum, a masterwork of the French Baroque style. The singers of Seraphic Fire will be joined by the Sebastians to perform these exquisite pieces.

November 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Fort Lauderdale (map)
November 7, 2015 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
November 8, 2015 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)
November 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Washington, DC (map)
November 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Trinity Wall Street, New York (map)
November 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal, Philadelphia (map)

Messiah has rendered audiences speechless since its 1743 sold-out debut. Anchored by the recognizable and triumphant Hallelujah Chorus, Handel’s Messiah is a pillar of Western music—an indisputable masterpiece that must be experienced live. Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts selections from Handel’s magnum opus.

December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Fort Lauderdale (map)
December 19, 2015 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
December 20, 2015 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)

After an overwhelming response to its 2013 performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Seraphic Fire presents a command repeat presentation of Mozart’s signature opus. Using Greg Spear’s post-minimalist completion of the work, commissioned by Seraphic Fire, the chorus and orchestra will once again soar in this timeless masterpiece, joined by the period players of the Sebastians.

February 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Ft. Lauderdale (map)
February 13, 2016 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
February 14, 2016 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)
February 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Washington, DC (map)
February 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
Trinity Wall Street, New York (map)
February 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal, Philadelphia (map)
With Avaloch at National Sawdust

We’ll be performing an exciting set of large-chamber works as part of the Avaloch Farm Music Institute’s showcase at National Sawdust, Williamsburg’s newest and coolest music venue. More details coming soon!

February 23, 2016
Discovering Graupner

The Sebastians have teamed up with baritone Michael Hix to unearth the forgotten cantatas of Christoph Graupner. This project will include a performance in NYC and an upcoming CD recording.

March 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (map)
Connecticut Early Music Festival

Kick off the holiday season and join us for a program of baroque concertos and exquisite Renaissance madrigals, including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Handel’s Gloria, and works by Byrd, Guerrero, Palestrina, and more. The performers include soprano Awet Andemicael, the Sebastians, and the Trident Ensemble. Tickets are $50 per person. Reception to follow.

November 29, 2015
First Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT (map)
At the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

The Sebastians demonstrate their passion for energetic historically-informed performance in this exploration of solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his contemporaries. As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing. Corelli’s infectious harmonic and structural language took Europe by storm, but it was his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella, who set the stage.

October 25, 2015
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, New Haven (map)
Music in the Somerset Hills

An evening of sumptuous music, food and ambiance with world class choral musicians and baroque instrumentalists of the Antioch Chamber Ensemble and the Sebastians. Come hear Bach’s motets Jesu, meine Freude, and Lobet den Herrn, BWV 227 and 230 in a beautiful setting. More information available online.

October 4, 2015 at 5–8pm
Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster (map)

More information available online.

November 15, 2015 at 5pm
The Pingry School, Basking Ridge (map)
at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The stunning soprano Awet Andemicael Handel’s recently-discovered Gloria, with other music by Vivaldi, Purcell, and Corelli. The “cherry on top” is the Sebastians signature rendition of Vivaldi’s Folia.

November 22, 2015 at 5pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT (map)

This intimate duo concert takes you on a musical journey through Italy, Germany, and Austria. The salon-style program includes works by Bach, Fontana, Biber, Handel, and others, and offers a wonderful opportunity to relish the subtle interplay between harpsichord and violin. (Includes wine pairings!)

April 24, 2016 at 5pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT (map)
with the Unitarian Church of Westport

The Sebastians join the choirs of the Unitarian Church in Westport and Music on the Hill (Wilton), under Edward Thompson, conductor for a performance of Handel’s magnificent oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Free tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Esteli Gomez, soprano
Virginia Warnken, soprano
Michael Wisdom, countertenor
Dann Coakwell, tenor

October 24, 2015 at 8pm
Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk, CT (map)
Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh

The Sebastians demonstrate their passion for energetic historically-informed performance in this exploration of solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his contemporaries. As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing. Corelli’s infectious harmonic and structural language took Europe by storm, but it was his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella, who set the stage.

February 6, 2016 at 8pm
Synod Hall, Pittsburgh (map)
At St. Bartholomew’s Church

This intriguing double bill juxtaposes music by the dynamic young composer Andy Akiho with a set of Baroque masterpieces performed by the Sebastians. The piquant counterpoint of such works as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, which anchors the Sebastians’ program, is echoed by the keen sense of line in Akiho’s masterful LIgNEouS for string quartet and marimba. Akiho’s music, praised by the Times as “mold-breaking” and “vital,” features a cadre of today’s finest chamber musicians. Buy Tickets

Kristin Lee, violin
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Amphion String Quartet (Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violin; Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola; Mihai Marica, cello)
The Sebastians

April 25, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York (map)
At Collinsville Congregational Church

A celebration of the arrival of spring

April 10, 2016 at 4pm
7 South St., Collinsville, CT (map)
At St. John’s Episcopal Church

Sebastians artistic directors Daniel S. Lee and Jeffrey Grossman explore the rich baroque repertoire of music for violin and harpsichord.

March 13, 2016
Tulsa, OK
The violino piccolo

Daniel S. Lee, scholar and virtuoso, wrote his doctoral dissertation on the violono piccolo. This season he leads the Sebastians in a recording of works for the diminutive instrument by Telemann, Fux, Pfeiffer, Buxtehude, and others.

August 10–14, 2015
New York
with Trident Ensemble

Earthly and heavenly, natural and spiritual – sometimes the two aren’t so different. From pop songs concealed in liturgy, to opera composers moonlighting as church musicians, Trident Ensemble, and the Sebastians team up to bring you an evening of exuberant sacred music influenced by secular trends. Come celebrate the summer with music by Du Fay, Monteverdi, Lully, Corelli, and more. Thank God (or the tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis) for the warm weather!

May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC (map)
in collaboration with Seraphic Fire

Seraphic Fire opens their 14th Season in a combination of contemporary and canon: a newly-commissioned work by young American composer Jake Runestad, along with Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major.

October 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Sophia Cathedral, Miami (map)
October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
All Saints Episcopal, Ft. Lauderdale (map)
October 16, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal, Coral Cables (map)
October 18, 2015 at 4pm
All Souls Episcopal, Miami Beach (map)
October 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
Moorings Presbyterian, Naples (map)

Handel’s monumental Coronation Anthems, composed in 1727 for King George II and Queen Caroline of England, bring an exciting, regal note to Seraphic Fire’s season. Continuing in the same Royal vein, Seraphic Fire will complete this program with the Florida premiere of Marc Antoine Charpentier’s triumphant Te Deum, a masterwork of the French Baroque style. The singers of Seraphic Fire will be joined by the Sebastians to perform these exquisite pieces.

November 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Fort Lauderdale (map)
November 7, 2015 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
November 8, 2015 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)
November 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Washington, DC (map)
November 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Trinity Wall Street, New York (map)
November 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal, Philadelphia (map)

Messiah has rendered audiences speechless since its 1743 sold-out debut. Anchored by the recognizable and triumphant Hallelujah Chorus, Handel’s Messiah is a pillar of Western music—an indisputable masterpiece that must be experienced live. Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts selections from Handel’s magnum opus.

December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Fort Lauderdale (map)
December 19, 2015 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
December 20, 2015 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)

After an overwhelming response to its 2013 performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Seraphic Fire presents a command repeat presentation of Mozart’s signature opus. Using Greg Spear’s post-minimalist completion of the work, commissioned by Seraphic Fire, the chorus and orchestra will once again soar in this timeless masterpiece, joined by the period players of the Sebastians.

February 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal, Ft. Lauderdale (map)
February 13, 2016 at 8pm
Miami Shores Presbyterian, Miami Shores (map)
February 14, 2016 at 4pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay (map)
February 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Washington, DC (map)
February 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
Trinity Wall Street, New York (map)
February 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal, Philadelphia (map)
at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The stunning soprano Awet Andemicael Handel’s recently-discovered Gloria, with other music by Vivaldi, Purcell, and Corelli. The “cherry on top” is the Sebastians signature rendition of Vivaldi’s Folia.

November 22, 2015 at 5pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT (map)

This intimate duo concert takes you on a musical journey through Italy, Germany, and Austria. The salon-style program includes works by Bach, Fontana, Biber, Handel, and others, and offers a wonderful opportunity to relish the subtle interplay between harpsichord and violin. (Includes wine pairings!)

April 24, 2016 at 5pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT (map)
At St. Bartholomew’s Church

This intriguing double bill juxtaposes music by the dynamic young composer Andy Akiho with a set of Baroque masterpieces performed by the Sebastians. The piquant counterpoint of such works as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, which anchors the Sebastians’ program, is echoed by the keen sense of line in Akiho’s masterful LIgNEouS for string quartet and marimba. Akiho’s music, praised by the Times as “mold-breaking” and “vital,” features a cadre of today’s finest chamber musicians. Buy Tickets

Kristin Lee, violin
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Amphion String Quartet (Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violin; Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola; Mihai Marica, cello)
The Sebastians

April 25, 2016 at 7:30pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York (map)
At St. John’s Episcopal Church

Sebastians artistic directors Daniel S. Lee and Jeffrey Grossman explore the rich baroque repertoire of music for violin and harpsichord.

March 13, 2016
Tulsa, OK
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