Saint John's in the Village

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Arts at St. John’s
October

Tuesday, 1 October - 7:00 PM (Gallery)
DALTON PORTELLA: RECENT PAINTINGS

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Dalton Portella will be showing recent paintings, mostly inspired by the east end of Long Island, meant to inspire thought and stories of the underlying emotions independent of the idyllic environment in which he lives.
This Opening Reception runs from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 3 September. Registration is essential.

Gallery opening hours thereafter are 10am to 3pm Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays (subject to occasional change). The Gallery is also the venue for many receptions following concerts in St John's Church, and paintings may viewed and purchased on those occasions also. The exhibition runs until the end of octember.

To register for the opening click here.

Wednesday, 2 October - 6:30/7:00 PM (Theater)
NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL

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The story of the rise and fall of St Vincent's Hospital and its place in the NYC cholera and AIDS epidemics of the 19th and 20th centuries. Runs until 13 October, every evening except Tuesdays.

For information and tickets click here.

Thursday, 4 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: WOLENSKA & MORU

Friday, 4 October - 12:00 Noon (Gallery)
MOVEMENT CLASS: REVEL

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An hour out of wholesome movement patterning and creative physical exploration, for personal nourishment. Facilitator Jonathan Matthews utilizes St. John’s Revelation Gallery to respond physically to visual artworks in tandem with abstract concepts from the liturgical calendar. Every Friday at noon. Register by email (mattjw92@gmail.com)

Saturday, 5 October - 2:00 PM
CONCERT: VOCAL EASE

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Vocal Ease is a nonprofit singing organization that performs professional, lively, audience-interactive cabaret-style shows for senior citizens. Singers will perform favorite standards and musical theater songs from seniors’ era and will accompanied by piano and light drums. A reception follows.

For information and booking click here.

Friday, 4 October - 8:00 PM
CONCERT: BRASILIANA - CLASSICAL & JAM

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The International Brazilian Opera Company presents selections from classical strings and piano repertoire. A reception with a jam session featuring the IBOC Band and friends will follow the concert, with drinks generously sponsored by “Novo Fogo.”

Saturday, 5 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: SOHYN AHN PLAYS MOZART

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Sohyn Ahn continues her performance of the complete piano sonatas of Mozart with the second of the series.

Tickets $20 ($10 for seniors/students)

For information and booking click here.

Sunday, 6 October - 3:00 PM
CONCERT: DAVIS & SUTTLE

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Osceola Davis (soprano) and Everett Suttle (tenor) with Dotti Anita Taylor (piano) present song by Strauss, Debussy, Mozart, and others, with some African-American spirituals.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Monday, 7 October - 6:30/7:00 PM (Theater)
NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL

Tuesday, 8 October - 8:00 PM (Gallery)
SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

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Greenwich Village's singers and songwriters gather to share their work, new and old, with one another and with the public. Bring a bottle of wine, sit at table, and listen; or, if you would like to perform, contact Hannah (reimann.musicandfilm@gmail.com)

Admission $10 (Free to performers)

Wednesday, 9 October - 6:30/7:00 PM (Theater)
NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL

Thursday, 10 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: SAFE BENEFIT

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Peter Lockwood, Sebastian Maguire and friends share a collection of music at Saint John's in the Village. The concert features a medley of classical, gospel, spiritual, reggae and popular songs. Join us for an uplifting and soulful evening of music. The proceeds from this performance will benefit SAFE, a 501(c)(3) organization assistance to LGBTQ+ immigrants.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Friday, 11 October - 12:00 Noon (Gallery)
MOVEMENT CLASS: REVEL (Check 4 October)

Friday 11 October - 8:00 PM
CONCERT: FUNERAL TEARES

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In this program we explore the profound beauty and expressive variety to be found in the musical elegies of late 16th- and early 17th-century England. Whether written in honor of a humble artist, a beloved family member, or the heir to the throne of England, these pieces present a varied and deeply moving commentary on loss, grief, and healing, and offer a magnificent window into one of the richest periods in the history of English music. Program includes works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, John Danyel, Thomas Morley, John Coprario,and others

Tickets $20 ($10 Seniors/Students)

For information and booking click here.

Saturday, 12 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: AN EARLY QUARTET

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The New Amsterdam Consort, a NYC-based period-instrument string ensemble formed by recent Juilliard graduates, kicks off its second season with a program of four-part string music by Purcell, Handel, Telemann, and others.

$15 donations, on the door only (no advance sales)

Sunday, 13 October - 3:00 PM
CONCERT: SARAH KENNER, VIOLIN

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Little is known about Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli, but his unique and eccentric violin sonatas offer a glimpse into his world and personality. Violinist Sarah Jane Kenner presents the Op. 4 sonatas, accompanied by theorbo, in tandem with an ongoing recording project.

Free, but donations (suggestion $15) on the door are welcome.

For further information click here.

Monday, 14 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: AN EVENING OF WAGNER

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Flutist Elzbieta Wolenska and pianist Zhang Moru, a Polish-Chinese duet, will perform a fabulous concert filled with virtuosity and romantic melodies. The program will include compositions of Frederic Chopin, Pablo Sarasate, and others.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

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Dramatic Soprano Julianna Milin, and rising star Collaborative Piansit Juan José Lázaro team up to present to you an exciting evening of Wagner. The program starts with Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, a song cycle set to the poetry of Mathilde Wesendonck. Following a brief intermission, the evening concludes with excerpts from Tristan und Isolde. The Wesendonck Lieder is Wagner’s first sketch into the musical themes of one of his greatest works, Tristan und Isolde. A story of etheric spiritual love whose musical themes hauntingly interweaves through both masterpieces.

For information and booking click here.

Tuesday, 15 October - 7:30 PM (Gallery)
PERFORMANCE: I ONLY SMOKE IN WAR ZONES

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A collection of true stories from the battlefield (both at home and abroad)

Written and performed by Jennifer Rawlings

Award winning performer Jennifer Rawlings is not your typical mother of five. She is a comedienne who has been traveling to war zones for nearly two decades to entertain the troops.

This “must see” solo performance will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion from the moment the show begins.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Thursday 17 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: SHANA FARR

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The Noël Coward Society presents performer Shana Farr who brings the wit and wisdom of Noël Coward to life in songs such as Sail Away, Zigeuner, Mad About the Boy, and some of his more humorous patter songs.

Shana is a classically trained actress/singer and award-winning cabaret/concert performer who has played at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater, Feinsteins at The Regency, Feinsteins/54 Below, and Birdland, as well as Londons Crazy Coqs and most recently The Pheasantry.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Friday, 18 October - 7:00 PM
CONCERT: DEATHLY DESCANTS

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Join us for an unforgettable evening of Verdi's Scariest Ladies of Opera! Tis the season for frights and how better to get into the SPOOKY MOOD than with an evening of Deepest Darkest Verdi, Ghost Stories, Tricks and Treats!

International Spinto Mezzo Anna Viemeister will take you to the other side in a ghostly fabulous performance complete with chilling narratives to rouse the dead!

Is your Soul Prepared...?

Tickets $15 - $20

For information and booking click here.

Saturday, 19 October - 3:00 PM
CONCERT: AMERICAN SONG BOOK REQUESTED

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Vocalist Yaaly Ballin sings!

Have you ever been to a jazz concert and wanted to request your favorite standard? Now is your chance!

An afternoon concert with the songs YOU love!

Walk in, look at the list, mark the songs you want to hear and we'll play them!

She will be sharing the stage with none other than the great pianist Michael Kanan

Tickets $10

For information and booking click here.


Saturday, 19 October - 7:30 PM
CONCERT: BLISSFUL MOMENTS

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Opera After Hours presents Maurizio Casa, Asuka Uchida, Cheylr , Sahoko Sato, Maggie O'Connell, Keiji Kitani, and Michael Pilafian in a concert of arias and ensemble pieces from beloved operas.

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Sunday, 20 October - 11:00 AM
SPECIAL SERVICE: INCLUSIVE POPULISM

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The Reverend Dr Angus Ritchie speaks on his newest publication Inclusive Populism: Creating Citizens in the Global Age in the context of Sunday's Choral Eucharist. The Eucharist is followed by lunch in Revelation Gallery, at which copies of the book (at the discounted price of $20) are available and the author available for signing. Free, but registration is helpful for catering purposes.

To register click here.

Sunday, 20 October - 3:00 PM
CONCERT: FRANK MATHIS & JONATHAN DE PERI

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Program and booking details to follow.

Tuesday, 22 October - 7:00 PM (Gallery)
CONCERT: MARKOWICZ PLAYS BEETHOVEN

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(Wine at 7:00, and the music will commence at 7:30 p.m.)

Roman Markowicz, concert pianist

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in D op.28 Pastoral
Six Variations in F maj op.34
Sonata in D maj op.10 #3
Six Bagatelles op.126

Tickets $20

For information and booking click here.

Friday, 25 October - 12:00 Noon (Gallery)
MOVEMENT CLASS: REVEL (Check 4 October)

Friday, 25 October - 3:00 - 5:30 PM
WOMEN’S CHANT PROJECT (Conference Room)

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Learn to sing and appreciate the timeless music of the medieval West with Professor Lawrence Harris. This session is for women, and new-comers are welcome.

Newcomers register by email (chantproject@stjvny.org)

Friday, 25 October - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
MEN’S CHANT PROJECT (Conference Room)

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Learn to sing and appreciate the timeless music of the medieval West with Professor Lawrence Harris. This session is for men, and new-comers are welcome.

Newcomers register by email (chantproject@stjvny.org)

Friday, 25 October - 7:00 PM
CONCERT: AIRS OF THE 17th CENTURY

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Mezzo-soprano Ruston Ropac and lutenist and guitarist Peter Argondizza will present a concert of mostly 17th century repertoire from Italy and England on themes of love, life, loss, and the melancholy contemplation of it all.

Tickets $10 - $20

For information and booking click here.

Saturday, 26 October - Noon to 3:00 PM
HARVEST HOME (Courtyard/Gallery)

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Come and sample the fresh produce of Farm-to-People, who support local farms and promote healthy eating. Pumpkin carving for children (or all ages!). Live music.

Free.

Saturday, 26 October - 7:00 PM
CONCERT: IMAGE & SOUND - ITAY GOREN

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Pianist Itay Goren presents his program Image & Sound, music inspired by pictures, real and imaginary. Schumann’s passionate and elusive Viennese Carnival, Debussy’s mesmerizing Images (book 1) and Mussorgsky’s fantastic and grand Pictures at an Exhibition weave together a colorful and fascinating program.

Tickets $10 - $20

For information and booking click here.

Sunday, 27 October - 11:00 AM
SPECIAL SERVICE: VIVA FIORENZA

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Mark Spyropoulos of the Sistine Chapel Choir (La Cappella Sistina) in the Vatican directs a choir singing recently un-earthed choral music from the Medici archives in Florence - both mass setting and motets - in its liturgical context in the Eucharist. Followed by lunch in Revelation Gallery. Free and open to those of all faith traditions or of none, but registration is useful for catering purposes.

To register click here.

Sunday, 27 October - 1:30 - 4:30 PM
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CHANT PROJECT

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Learn to sing and appreciate the timeless music of the medieval West with Professor Lawrence Harris. This session is for women and men, and new-comers are welcome.

Newcomers register by email (chantproject@stjvny.org)

Tuesday, 29 October - 7:00 PM (Gallery)
DALTON PORTELLA: WORD & MUSIC

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Dalton Portella, whose art is currently on show in the Gallery, is also a noted singer and song-writer. Enjoy his music in the context of his art in a very laid-back casual evening of song and fellowship.

Tickets $15

Booking information to follow

Thursday, 31 October - 7:30 PM
HALLOWEEN CONCERT: NOSFERATU

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New York theater organist Parker Ramsay accompanies the 1922 silent German Expressionaist horror film 'Nosferatu'.

Tickets $10 - $20, but free to seniors as a West View News concert.

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