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2012 - 2013  Subscription Series - 38th Season


notation Notes

EM/NY's Artists -

Eric Brenner – alto
Joe Chappel – bass
Michael Denos – tenor
Patrick Fennig – alto
Todd Frizzell – tenor
Jonathon Hampton – alto
Thomas McCargar – baritone
Riley Soter – tenor
Charles Weaver – bass baritone & lute

Dongmyung Ahn – rebec, violin
Wayne Hankin – flutes, reeds, musette
Patricia Ann Neely – vielle, bass viol

The Venues -

Cathedral Saint John the Divine -
Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
(Fall 2012 Concerts)
Adjacent to the Columbia University campus, the Cathedral is easily reached by public transportation: Buses M4, M11, M104; Subway #1 to 110th Street & Broadway. Parking is available in nearby garages.

Performances are held in the Chapel of St James located at the back of the Cathedral, to the right of the Choir. Our ticket table will be just outside the entrance to the Chapel. Tickets are available for purchase or pickup (Will Call) one half hour before curtain.

First Church of Christ, Scientist -
Central Park West at 68th Street
(Spring 2013 Concerts)
Just off Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park and can be reached via the M72, M10, and nearby Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subway lines via the B & C trains to 72nd at CPW (70th St. exit) and #1 to 66th at Bdwy. Parking is available in nearby garages on 68th St.

Call for information regarding disability access 212-280-0330.

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Only with your extraordinary support, do we continue our mission - fostering historically informed performances (early music) in New York City - despite severe Federal, State and City cut backs. We are grateful for your tax deductible contribution that can be made by calling us directly at 212-749-6600 or on line via our Events & Tickets page at ...

NY Times Review -

Istanpitta title 2
EMNY Istanpitta concert Nov 10, 2012
Performance Nov. 10th at the Cathedral St. of John the Divine.

"The versatility of the musicians was impressive... the greatest variety came from the array of textures the six players created with an arsenal of instruments."
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
Nov. 11, 2012

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Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday and a Happy New Year. See you in the spring!

Early Music New York's
Renaissance C
hamber Ensemble

A Tudor Christmas

English Carols, Motets &

King Henry VIII playing the harp

Seasonal Pastimes


Sunday,   December 16 at 2 PM SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 22 at 8 PM

Sunday,   December 23 at 2 PM SOLD OUT

Christmas Day matinee at 2 PM SELLING OUT

Christmas Day evening at 8 PM GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE

Cathedral of St John the Divine

Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Holiday gifts from England’s Renaissance courts & chapels (reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I) including ‘medieval carowles,’ ‘masquing’ tunes composed by King Henry VIII (“Green Groweth the Holly”), with Advent, Nativity & Epiphany motets by William Cornysh, Christopher Tye & William Byrd – gleefully performed by EM/NY’s engaging men’s voices with virtuoso instrumental trio.


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Spring 2013 ~ Baroque & Classical Chamber Orchestra


Mediterranean Meditations

Angel playing viola

Madrigals & Monody of the Italian & Spanish Baroque

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8 PM  

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Central Park West at 68th St

Introducing EM/NY’s new, “best kept secret,” Lincoln Square performance venue, Maestro Renz programs pivotal early baroque works by Claudio Monteverdi along with his Neapolitan & Spanish counterparts, Francesco Provenzale, Cristoforo Caresana and others – festive instrumental canzonas, expressive madrigals and dramatic monody, both mundane & moralistic – with EM/NY’s choice ensemble of mixed voices, strings & winds.


London's Musical Bridge

The Charming Brute

The Enlightened English

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th St

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’s Chamber Orchestra performs repertoire of England’s 18th-century greats side by side with imported German counterparts – suites of John Avison & George Frederick Handel; select overtures by William Boyce & John Christian Bach; sinfonias by Thomas Arne & noted astronomer / discoverer of the planet Uranus, Frederick William Herschel.


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  • Choose any number of tickets to THREE programs for $35 per ticket (12% savings), and receive additional benefits.
• Best same-seats for all programs
• Ticket exchanges for other dates
  • Purchase single tickets at $40 each. *Dec. 25, 2PM matinee at $50 each.
  • Student Rush $20 at the door with ID.

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New York State Council on the Arts,


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