Saint John's in the Village

An Episcopal Church, where in the name of Christ you are always welcome

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July - August

Ongoing through July (Gallery)
MORROW & WARFIELD - A RETROSPECTIVE

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A retrospective of painters Jeanne Morrow & Nancy Warfield: figurative works in a variety of media. Jeanne Morrow was a member of the Abingdon Square Painters group and both Morrow and Warfield, former parishioners of St John's in the Village, now reside in Pennsylvania.

From Monday. 8 July through Saturday, 27 July (Theater)
PLAY: NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN

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A new play by Winter Miller

Lali and Beng are being held. No one knows where they are or if they're alive. A story about intimacy, surrender, and the will to live.

Performances almost daily (except Tuesdays) at 7.30pm. Tickets (from $20)
For information and booking click here.

 Tuesday, 9 July - 8:00 PM
SINGER/SONGWRITER, SPOKEN WORD EVENING

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Singer-songwriter exchange is a venerable Greenwich Village tradition in which emerging musicians and poets enjoy sharing their work with one another.No charge to artists. Audience $10. BYO wine (no beer or spirits). If you would like to perform, please be in touch with the curator, Hannah Reimann (reimann.musicandfilm@gmail.com).Note that the entrance to the Gallery is 224 Waverly Place near 7th Avenue (there is no access through the church).

For information and booking click here.

Friday, 12 July - 8:00 PM
CONCERT: TIME-TRAVEL WITH MY CELLO

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Issei Herr, of Juilliard School of Music, plays solo cello repertoire by Bach, Berio, Xenakis, and others. The concert includes the premiere of of Circle Circle by Peter Kramer. Donations ($15 appreciated) on the door. No advance booking. For more information see isseiherr.com

Sunday, 21 July - 3:00 PM
FFRC MEET & GREET

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The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture provides an opportunity for those involved in this year's St John's youth summer program, Music & Science & Drama, both students and parents, to come together socially at commencement. For more information about the summer program and for enrollment click here

Monday, 22 July through Friday, 23 August
YOUNG PERSONS’ SUMMER PROGRAM

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Music & Science & Drama come together in this year's summer program for young people (Grades 6 to 12). The program runs Monday to Friday until Friday 23 August, 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM. For more information and for enrollment click here.

Saturday, 27 July - 7:00 PM (Courtyard)
OPERA: DIDO AND AENEAS

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Henry Purcell's charming baroque opera brings ancient Carthage, and the tragic tale of Queen Dido, to St Benedict's Courtyard in two productions this summer. Vocal Productions NYC - soloists, chorus, orchestral ensemble, and continuo - present this ever-favorite opera.(The second performance - a matinee - is on Sunday 4 August)

Tickets $10 -$20

For information and booking click here.

Tuesday, 30 July - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: SONGS FOR A SUMMER’S EVE

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Andrew Jones (tenor) and John Urban (piano) soothe the soul this sultry summer with a concert of classic song, spirituals, and more. All proceeds to Ads-Up (ads-up.org), St John's partner charity, assisting refugees being resettled in the USA.

Tickets from $10

For information and booking click here.

Tuesday, 30 July - 7:00 PM (Gallery)
FILM: GENERATION ZAPPED

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Generation Zapped investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to radio frequencies from wireless technology. Today we encounter a hundred thousand times the level of radiation than we once did. This film event will inform you and set the stage for positive action. A discussion follows.

Enter the Gallery at 224 Waverly Place.

Booking information to follow.

Saturday, 3 August - 8:00 PM
OPERA: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

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Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) tells an age-old tale of love, jealousy, and betrayal. Based on the short story by Giovanni Verga, the opera peers into the boiling pot of passionate characters in frustrated circumstances. Presented by Opera Angelo and an all-star cast of award-winning and internationally acclaimed soloists. The opera begins in St Benedict’s Courtyard.

Tickets $20 ($10 concession).

Sunday, 4 August - 3:00 PM (Courtyard)
OPERA: DIDO AND AENEAS

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Henry Purcell's charming baroque opera brings ancient Carthage, and the tragic tale of Queen Dido, to St Benedict's Courtyard in two productions this summer. Vocal Productions NYC - soloists, chorus, orchestral ensemble, and continuo - present this ever-favorite opera.

Tickets $10 -$20

For information and booking click here.

Tuesday, 6 August - 8:00 PM (Gallery)
SINGER -SONGWRITER & SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

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Singer-songwriter exchange is a venerable Greenwich Village tradition in which emerging musicians and poets enjoy sharing their work with one another.No charge to artists. Audience $10. BYO wine (no beer or spirits). If you would like to perform, please be in touch with the curator, Hannah Reimann (reimann.musicandfilm@gmail.com).Note that the entrance to the Gallery is 224 Waverly Place near 7th Avenue (there is no access through the church).

NB: This is the first Tuesday of August (a departure from our usual second Tuesday of the month). Second Tuesday Singer-Songwriter nights resume in September.



Information and booking to follow.

Friday, 9 August - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: MUSICA DA CAMERA

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Giovani Consonanze VIII is an exchange program between two youth orchestras, the visiting Orchestra Sinfonica Junior of Milan and The Children's Orchestra Society of New York City. This evening will feature visiting and host faculty members joined by some of the more advanced students from both orchestras in a performance including masterworks of the chamber music repertoire.

Free; though donations on the door are encouraged.

Saturday, 10 August - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: AEON - NEW MUSIC NOW

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ÆON Ensemble is a NYC-based collective specializing in contemporary art music. In fluctuating configurations, ÆON has premiered over 25 new works collaborating intimately with notable groups such as the Kronos Quartet, the United Nations, and the Earth Institute of Columbia. Their concerts have been praised for their mindful, seamless, and above all electrifying programming.

Tickets, from $10, on the door only. No advance booking.

Tuesday, 13 August - 7:00 PM (Gallery)
CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY VIEWING

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Volunteers of Central Park Conservancy are invited to a Private View of the our exhibition of art works by Nancy Warfield and Jeanne Morrow.

Nancy Warfield was involved with Central Park Conservancy for many decades and her art-work in part reflects her love on the natural world.

The Private View is followed by a drinks reception in St Benedict’s Courtyard.

To become a volunteer with Central Park Conservancy see www.centralparknyc.org or phone 212 310 6600.

Free.

Wednesday, 14 August - 6:15 PM
Eucharist of the Eve of Blessed Virgin

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St John’s Colony Garden

This Eucharist is celebrated at the out-door Altar in St John’s Colony Garden, the ‘hidden garden’ beyond the gate from St Benedict’s Courtyard. It is sung to the music of Gregorian Chant and followed by a drinks reception. Gather in the Courtyard (entrance via the horsewalk or the church) at 6pm.

Free, but registration is helpful for catering purposes.

To register click here.

Wednesday, 14 August - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: AVE MARIA - SONGS FOR MARY

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Soprano Chelsea Holmes presents a concert of settings of the ancient prayer ‘Ave Maria’ (by composers such as Bach, Gounod, Schubert, Piazzolla) and other Marian texts. This concert is timed to follow on from the 6.15pm out-door Eucharist (see above) but is a stand-alone ticketed event. Tickets from $20.

Further information and booking to follow.

Thursday, 15 August - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: JAI HINDI JAZZ

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Charu Suri, of Tamil Nadu, and her Jazz Trio offer up a fusion of traditional jazz, classical Indian music, and newly composed song and instrumental music, with guest singers from India. Celebrating the Independence of India (15 August 1947) this concert is followed by an Independence Day Reception in St Benedict’s Courtyard, with chaat and other India foods. National dress, or summery smart casual, is encouraged.

Information and booking to follow.

Saturday, 17 August - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: JOHN MELENDEZ

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John Melendez is a jazz pianist. He has studied with Oscar Macchioni, Andy
Michalec, Stanley Cowell, Marc Stasio, and Bill O’Connell. His favorite keyboard players are Brad Mehldau and Herbie Hancock. At Columbia he studies piano with Bruce Barth, composition with Ole Mathiesen, and performs in various ensembles as part of the Music Performance Program.

information and booking to follow.

Thursday, 22 August - 6:45 PM
OPERA: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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A young persons’ production of Shakespeare’s drama with incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). This is the culmination of our youth music-science-drama summer program. Song and spoken word with sets and costumes created by the program participants.

Free.

BOOKING

Booking, both for free and for charging events, is chiefly via our website. A link within the event description will take you to online ticketing. In some cases online ticketing will not become available until a month or so before the event. Those who cannot access the internet are encouraged to ask friends or family for assistance and to book in that way. Tickets can, however, be purchased in cash on the door (except when an event has sold out).

SENIORS

St John’s is aware that many residents of Greenwich Village, particularly those on fixed incomes, find access to the arts a challenge. That is why St John’s events are typically economically priced or simply free. In our ‘Senior Standby’ scheme seats unsold at the time of the event can be given to seniors at the door free on a first-come first-served basis. This would typically be a few minutes before the event begins. There is no guarantee of admission.

Website: stjvny.org

Email: admin@stjvny.org

Phone: 212 243 6192