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Leah Gale Nelson violin/baroque violin

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In Concert



Friday, December 23, 2016 at 8:00pm

Handel's Messiah

Masterwork Chorus

principal second violin

Christopher Shepard, conductor

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30pm

Handel's Messiah

Musica Sacra

Kent Trittle, conductor

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00pm

Bach Cantatas

American Classical Orchestra Chorus & Soloists

BWV Nos.:

187 (opening chorus), 4, 62 (chorus),

131, 188, 150, 10 (chorus)

Tom Crawford, conductor

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

87th Street and West End Ave, NYC


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00pm

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"

American Classical Orchestra

Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts,

Jörg-Michael Schwartz & Judson Griffin

Tom Crawford, conductor

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, NYC


Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00pm

Vivaldi in Venice

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

Concertmaster

Dixit Dominus (RV 595)

Introduzione et Gloria (RV 288)

In furore iustissimae irae (RV 626)

David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


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2015 - 2016


Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Arts & Letters from our Founding Fathers

with Grant Herreid

Entertainment in Colonial America

with historical readings, music, and dance featuring

in collaboration with

New York Baroque Dance Company's Touchstone Project

Jay Heritage Center, 210 Old Post Road, Rye NY


Friday, June 24, 2016 at SIXpm

Clementi & Co.

A program of sonatas for Piano-Forte with Accompaniments for Violin

works by J.C. Bach, Luigi Boccherini

and Muzio Clementi

with Dongsok Shin, performing on an original Longman Clementi & Co. fortepiano, manufactured in London, ca.1800

King Manor Museum

150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY


Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00pm

Haydn's Creation

Masterwork Chorus

Christopher Shepard, conductor

with the Masterwork String Quintet

Drew University, Concert Hall. Madison, NJ


guest leader

April 1, 2, and 3, 2016

Music of the Baroque

Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers

Jane Glover, conductor

St. Michael's Church (Old town) Chicago, IL (4/1)

Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook, IL (4/2, 4/3)


Sunday, April 10, 2016, 4:00 pm

Arts & Letters from our Founding Fathers

with Grant Herreid

Entertainment in Colonial America, with historical readings, music, and dance

featuring dancers Caroline Copeland & Matthew Ting

in collaboration with New York Baroque Dance Company's Touchstone Project

Jay Heritage Center

210 Old Post Road, Rye NY


Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00pm

Ars Antiqua  Mark Kramer, viola da gamba, and director

with Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Karen Marie Marmer, violins

and Dongsok Albert Shin, harpsichord

Heather Johnson, mezzo soprano


Thursday,  April 28, 2016, 8:00pm

Resurrection – Music of Heirich Schütz

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00pm

Sacred Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. I-V)

with Daniel Swenberg, theorbo & Dongsok Shin, organ

David Shuler, organ solist, playing works of Muffat

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Saturday, December 20, 2015 at 7:30pm

Handel's Messiah

Masterwork Chorus, Christopher Shepard, conductor

principal second violin

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm

A French Baroque Christmas

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, David Shuler, director

music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Concertmaster

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Friday, October 9, 2015 at SIXpm

An Evening at Home with our Founding Fathers

with Dongsok Shin, forte-piano

featuring dancers Caroline Copeland & Matthew Ting

in collaboration with New York Baroque Dance Company's Touchstone Project

with readings from letters and other writings from Colonial America

King Manor Museum

150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY


Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8pm

American Classical Orchestra

with Jiayan Sun, forte-piano soloist

Beethoven "Emporer" concerto, and Symphony No. 7

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC


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2014 - 2015


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8pm

American Classical Orchestra

Thirtieth Anniversary Concert

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC


Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:00pm

Masterwork Chorus, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8:00pm

Masterwork Chorus, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Ridge Performing Arts Center

268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ


Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:15pm

Monteverdi's “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda”

string leader

National Gallery of Art Chamber Players, Richard Stone, director

National Gallery of Art

Sixth Street & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

The Dessoff Choirs, Christopher Shepard, director

The Church of the Holy Trinity

316 East 88th Street, NYC


Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00pm

Handel's Esther

Concertmaster

The Choir of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, at 8:00pm

Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins

Louis Nicolas Clérembault's Médée (1710)

with Christine Brandes, soprano

Patricia Beaman, dancer/choreographer

CFA Theater

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sonatas VI-X, from the "Mystery Sonatas" of H.I.F. Biber

with Daniel Swenberg, theorbo & Dongsok Shin, chamber organ

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015, at 3:00pm

Yale Baroque Opera Project, Grant Herreid, music director

Cavalli's Erismena  Yale Baroque Opera Project

string leader

University Theater, Yale, New Haven, CT


Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA, Andrew Megill, director

Cantata 92, "Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn"

& from Biber's Mystery Sonatas, No XIII, The Pentecost

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8pm

American Classical Orchestra

with Myron Lutzke, cello soloist

Haydn concerto, Beethoven's Sixth Symphony

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC


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Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:15pm

Skid Rococo

From Pastoral Idylls to Hangovers

with Brett Umlauf, soprano

Daniel Swenberg, Baroque guitar & Baroque lute

Anneke Schaul-Yoder, Baroque cello

Late Rococo music from France and Sweden. The Greek and Nordic goddesses of Love and the god of wine were at the center of Carl Bellman's sublime and subversive poetry and his cult of Bacchus.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church

325 Park Avenue, NYC


Thursday, May 30, 2014 at 8pm

Empire Viols, guest artist

"Island Music", English Tunes of Summer

Works of Lawes, Matteis, and Jenkins

Second Presbyterian Church,

96th Street, and Central Park West, NYC

on the island of Manhattan


Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with Fuma Sacra

J.S. Bach Cantata 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"

Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5pm

Music at Our Savior's Atonement (MOSA)

XIV_LOUIS_XV  Chamber Music and Dance from 18th century France

with Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba, Arthur Haas, harpsichord, and Baroque dancers Caroline Copeland and Carlos Fittante

Music composed for the entertainment of Louis XIV and Louis XV, Kings of France. Works by Lully, Couperin, Clérambault, and Rameau, with reconstructions of 18th century choreography for the stage performed by Baroque dancers in full costume.

Our Savior's Atonement , 178 Bennett Avenue, at 189th Street, NYC


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7pm, Psalms of David

Music of Gabrieli, Monteverdi, and Salomone Rossi Hebreo

Choir of St. Igantius Loyola

St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, NYC


Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8pm

Passion Music:  Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, and music of Schütz

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

The Church of St Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, NYC


Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

The Political Muse: A Musical History of the Forming of Our Nation

Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road

Rye, NY 10580


Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm

MASTERWORK CHORUS

Andrew Megill, conductor

J.S. Bach St. John Passion

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ


Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

Andrew Megill, director

Cantata 105, "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht"

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

John Jay's Night at the Opera English:

French and American 18th Century Entertainments

Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY


Saturday, February 1, 2014

with BALAM Dance Theater

Fandango Fantasie  with dancer Carlos Fittante

Puffin Cultural Forum

20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ


Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

Andrew Megill, director

Cantata 12, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ



2013

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Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:00pm

Masterwork Chorus

Handel's Messiah

Andrew Megill, conductor

Ridge Performing Arts Center

268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

Masterwork Chorus

Handel's Messiah

Andrew Megill, conductor

Carnegie Hall

57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA, Andrew Megill, director

Cantata 61, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”

& from Biber's Mystery Sonatas, Nos. I & II

Annunciation & Visitation

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00pm

The Cathedral of All Saints Chorus of Men & Boys

Handel's Messiah

Woodrow Bynum, director

The Cathedral of All Saints

62 South Swan Street, Albany, NY


Friday, December 6, 2013 at SIXpm

Bach & Brew (beer & wine will be served)

Sonatas for Piano-Forte with Accompaniments for Violin

music published in London, ca.1800 including works by J.C. Bach, W.A. Mozart, and Muzio Clementi

with Dongsok Shin, performing on a Longman Clementi & Co. fortepiano, manufactured in London, ca.1800

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY


Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 8:00pm

A Baroque Christmas in Rome

Alessandro Scarlatti's “Messa per il Santissimo Natale”

string leader

The Choir of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

***cancelled due to Government shut-down***

Rescheduled: May 21, 2014

Monteverdi's “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda”

string leader

National Gallery of Art Chamber Players

Grant Herreid, director

Lectures in the East Building Concourse, Large Auditorium

Music in the West Garden Court

National Gallery of Art

Sixth Street & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


Thursday & Saturday, August 15 & 17, 2013

at 7:00pm

L'incoronazione di Poppea of Claudio Monteverdi

String Leader and Baroque Violin coach

Aspen Music Festival/Aspen Opera Theater

Jane Glover, conductor

Wheeler Opera House

320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen CO


Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30pm

TELEMANN IN PARIS

–chamber music from the salons of 1730's Paris –

with Immanuel Davis, traverso

Motomi Igarashi, gamba, Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Georg Phillip Telemann's Paris Quartets Nos. 3 & 10

& sonatas for violin and for flute by Jean-Marie Leclair

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

J.S. Bach, Cantata No. 196 “Der Herr denket an uns”

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

J.S. Bach, Cantata No. 4 “Christ lag in Todesbanden”

& H.I.F. Biber, Mystery Sonata No. X, “The Crucifixion”

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


Friday, March 15, 2013, Gala Opening Night, 7:30pm

March 19, 21, 23, 26, 29, 2013, at 8:00pm

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA

Cavalli's Eliogabalo

string leader

Neal Goran & Grant Herreid, music directors

The Box, 189 Chrystie Street, NYC



2012

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Thursday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00pm

Georg Philipp Telemann's St. Luke Passion (1748)

Concertmaster

The Choir of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

J.S. Bach, Cantata No. 46 “Schauet doch und sehet”

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ



Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2:00pm

MASTERWORK CHORUS, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


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Sunday, December 22, 2012 at 8:00pm

MASTERWORK CHORUS, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Drew University, Madison, NJ


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:00pm

The Cathedral of All Saints Chorus of Men & Boys

Woodrow Bynum, director

Handel's Messiah

62 South Swan Street, Albany, NY


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Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 4:00pm

TELEMANN IN PARIS

with Immanuel Davis, traverso

Motomi Igarashi, gamba, Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

“Paris Quartets” Nos. 3 & 7, Fantasie for solo violin No. 7,

& other works of Georg Philipp Telemann

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


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Monday, October 1 & 3, 2012 at 8:00pm

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA'S  Orientale

with COMPANY XIV

string leader

Neal Goran & Grant Herreid, music directors

Austin McCormick, stage director & choreographer

Monteverdi's “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda”

(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC


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Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:30pm

Bach on Thursdays with FUMA SACRA

J.S. Bach, Cantata No. 39 “Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot”

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ




PAST SEASONS


2011 – 2012


Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 4:00pm

CD Release Concert - selections from

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's “Rosary Sonatas”

Leah Gale Nelson, baroque violin

Daniel Swenberg, theorbo, and Dongsok Shin, organ

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


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October 27, 28, 29, 2011 at 7:30pm

w/ Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre

Tribeca Performing Arts Center

99 Chambers Street, NYC

Biber's violin sonatas (1681), nos. 2 & 6

& the Passagalia from the “Rosary Sonatas”

**New York Times review**

“With the help of good musicians, Mr. Týnek's work breathes ....”


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Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 3:00pm

Drew University, Madison, NJ

Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8:00pm

Carnegie Hall, NYC


Handel's Messiah

Principal Second Violin

Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra

Andrew Megill, conductor


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:00pm

The Grumbling Hive OR It's the Economy, Stupid!

a modern-day ballad opera

Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction

Daniel Swenberg

with Paul Hecht, Nell Snaidas and Geoffrey Silver

The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NYC


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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:00pm

Vespers in Venice - Music of Monteverdi

Concertmaster

The Choir of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

David Shuler, director

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00pm

J.S. Bach's St. John Passion

The Cathedral of All Saints, Choir of Men & Boys

Woodrow Bynum, director

The Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan & Elk Streets, Albany, NY


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30pm

J.S. Bach's Magnificat & Easter Oratorio

St. Bartholomew's Choir

with an orchestra of period instruments

William Trafka, director

St. Bartholomew's Church

325 Park Avenue, NYC


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Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm

Mythic Treasures: Old and New-Entertainment for the Gods

with BALAM Dance Theatre, Carlos Fittante, director

Biber's Passacaglia

Lehman College, Recital Hall

Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY


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Tuesday & Wednesday, May 15, 16, 2012, at 8pm

Scenes from the Operas of Claudio Monteverdi

The New York Continuo Collective

Grant Herreid, Charles Weaver, Paul Shipper, directors

with the Continuo Collective String Band, dir. LGN

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC


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Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 11:15am service

Pentecost

Biber's Rosary Sonata No. XIII, The Descent of the Holy Spirit

with Daniel Swenberg & Dongsok Shin

The Oratory Church of St. Boniface

Willoughby and Duffield Streets, Brooklyn, NY


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

BACH & FATHERS, music of CPE, JSB, and Telemann

with Immanuel Davis, baroque flute

Käthe Jarka, baroque cello

Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba, Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, NYC



2010 – 2011


Sunday, November 21, 2010

REBEL Baroque Orchestra

with the Westchester Oratorio Society

Handel's Messiah

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco

605 Millwood Road, Mt. Kisco, NY


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Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 1:00pm

Principal Second Violin

The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


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Monday, February 21, 2011 at 8:00pm

Kantorei Choir of the Westminster Choir College

Andrew Megill, Director

Music of J.S. Bach:  Lutheran Mass in G minor BWV 235

Canata 147, “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”

Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College

101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ


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Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 8:00pm

Concertmaster

Choir of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, David Shuler, director

St. Matthew Passion (1769) – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

(North American Premiere)

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC

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Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 2:00pm

Concertmaster

The Basilica Chamber Orchestra

with The Basilica Choir, Teri Larson, conductor

Sacred Music from the 18th Century

Vivaldi Gloria and works of W. A. Mozart including

Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum, Veni Sancte Spiritus, and the rarely heard Venite populi

The Basilica of Saint Mary

16th Street & Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN


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Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 8:00pm

Fuma Sacra Baroque Orchestra

with Fuma Sacra, Andrew Megill, conductor

St. John Passion – J.S. Bach

Princeton Presbyterian Church

345 Meadow Road Princeton, NJ


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Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 7:30pm

Solo Recital

with Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Violin & Keyboard:  The Early Years

Music of Castello, Marini, Corelli, Couperin & J.S. Bach

selections from the Biber “Mystery Sonatas”

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

St. Paul's Church, 166 High Street, Newburyport, MA




2009 – 2010


Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15

Principal Second Violin

Crescendo Choir & Orchestra, Christine Gevert, director

Music of Telemann

Oratorio: “Jauchze, Sing und Jubiliere” &  Cantata “Singet dem Herrn”

Saturday at 7:30pm – First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington MA

Sunday at 4:00pm – Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd, Lakeville, CT

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Saturday, December 19 & 23 at 8:00pm

Principal Second Violin

The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

12/19 at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ

12/23 at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


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January 31 at 2:00pm

*FOLIA

Entertainments of the 17th & 18th centuries

An Hour of Music & Dance from the Court of Louis XIV

with Dongsok Shin, harpsichord & Richard Savino, baroque guitar

and baroque dancers Patricia Beaman & Carlos Fittante

Maplewood Public Library concert series

459 Maywood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ


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February 7, 2010 at 5:30pm

*FOLIA

Entertainments of the 17th & 18th centuries

An Hour of Music & Dance from the Court of Louis XIV

with Arthur Haas, harpsichord & Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba

and baroque dancers Patricia Beaman & Carlos Fittante

Music at Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church (MOSA)

178 Bennett Avenue, NYC


*FOLIA productions may be recreated for your entertainment.

Send an email to info@leahgalenelson.com for details.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:00pm

Concertmaster – Orchestra II

with Fuma Sacra Baroque Orchestra

Westminster Kantorei & Fuma Sacra, Andrew Megill, conductor

St. Matthew Passion – J.S. Bach

Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton, NJ

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 6:15pm

Solo Recital

The Sorrowful Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. VI-X)

with Dongsok Shin, organ & Daniel Swenberg, theorbo

The Church of Saint Agnes, Rush-Hour Concert Series

143 East 43rd Street, btwn Lexington & Third Avenues, NYC


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Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 8:00pm

Concertmaster

Choir of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, David Shuler, director

Vespers of 1610 – Claudio Monteverdi

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, between Christopher & Grove Streets, NYC





2008 – 2009


Sunday, October 26, 2008, at 5:00pm

Concertmaster

Musica Viva, Wally Klauss, director

Music of J.S. Bach

Cantata 150, “Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich” - Lutheran Mass in A Major -

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor

All Souls Church, Lexington Avenue at 80th Street, NYC


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Saturday, December 18 & 21, 2008, at 8:00pm (also at 2pm on the 21st)

Principal Second Violin

The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


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Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 8:00pm

shared concert with the Choir of the Church of St. Luke in the FIelds

The Sorrowful Mysteries & Lenten motets

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. VI-X)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ

and the St. Luke's Choir, David Shuler, director

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street at Grove, NYC


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Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 2:00pm

Solo Recital

The Sorrowful Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. VI-X)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ and harpsichord

The Basilica of Saint Mary -- followed by Lenten Vespers at 3:00pm

Hennepin Avenue btwn 16th & 17th Streets, Minneapolis


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Sunday, March 21, 2009, at 6:30pm

Concertmaster

Ensemble Sebastian

with the National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien, director

St. Matthew Passion, J.S. Bach

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

3045 Chicago Avenue South,Minneapolis


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Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 6:15pm

shared concert with the Choir of the Church of St. Agnes, Andrew Mills, director

The Sorrowful Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. VI-X)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ

The Church of Saint Agnes, Rush-Hour Concert Series

143 East 43rd Street, btwn Lexington & Third Avenues, NYC




2007 – 2008


Sunday, September 16, 2007, at 3:00pm

Guest Concertmaster

Crescendo Baroque Orchestra, Christine Gevert, director

Music Mountain Water Benefit Concert

Handel's Watermusick, complete

Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT


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Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 3:00pm

Solo Recital

The Joyful Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. I-V)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ and harpsichord

St. Joseph Chapel Recital Series, The Basilica of Saint Mary

Hennepin Avenue btwn 16th & 17th Streets, Minneapolis, MN


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Friday, December 2, 2007, 7:30pm

Concertmaster

The Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral

Handel's Messiah

Christ Church Cathedral

166 Market Street, Lexington, KY


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Saturday, December 22, 2007, 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Principal Second Violin

Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra, Andrew Megill, conductor

Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall

57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


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Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 8 pm

Concertmaster

The Hanoverian Ensemble

Christ Church Greenwich Choir of Men and Boys

Handel's Messiah

Christ Church Greenwich

254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT


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Sunday, February 17, 2008, at 1:30pm

St. Joseph Chapel Recital Series

with the Rose Ensemble

A concert of early sacred music including selections from

the Sorrowful Mysteries -- “Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber

“The Agony in the Garden” and “The Crucifixion” (Nos. VI & X)

with Dongsok Shin, organ

The Basilica of Saint Mary, undercroft

Hennepin Avenue btwn 16th & 17th Streets, Minneapolis, MN


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at 3:45pm

Chamber Music Concert

University of Minnesota Faculty Recital

Immanuel Davis, baroque flute (UofM flute professor)

J.S. Bach's “A Musical Offering”

with Julie Elhard, viola da gamba,

and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota

2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN


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Thursday, February 28, 2008, 8:00pm

Concertmaster

with the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

Music of the Mexican Baroque

Liturgical works and villancicos 
by Manuel de Zumaya

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street at Grove, NYC


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Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 6:00pm

Concertmaster & soloist

with the Choir of the Church of Saint Agnes

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

The program including selections from the “Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber

“The Annunciation” and “The Crucifixion” (Nos. I & X)

The Church of Saint Agnes, Rush-Hour Concert Series

143 East 43rd Street, btwn Lexington & Third Avenues, NYC


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Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 8:00pm

Solo Recital

The Glorious Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. XI-XV)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ

with the Choir of the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields singing Pachelbel and Schmelzer

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street at Grove, NYC


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Sunday, May 11, 2008, at 1:30pm

St. Paul Chapel Recital Series

The Glorious Mysteries

“Mystery Sonatas” of H.I.F. Biber, (Nos. XI-XV)

with Jennifer Griesbach, organ

The Basilica of Saint Mary, undercroft

Hennepin Avenue btwn 16th & 17th Streets, Minneapolis, MN


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Saturday, June 14, at 4:30pm

Concertmaster and soloist

Ensemble Sebastian

Second Annual “Bach-Tage”

All Bach Concert – including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

with guest soloists Immanuel Davis, flute, and Layton James, harpsichord

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

3045 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN


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Sunday, June 15, 2008, at 4:00pm

Concertmaster

Ensemble Sebastian

Second Annual “Bach-Tage”

Evening Prayer with Cantatas 22 & 23 of J.S. Bach

David Cherwien, cantor and organist, Kathy Romey, conductor

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

3045 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN


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– SPRING 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 at 3:00pm

Yale Baroque Opera Project

Cavalli's La Didone

Grant Herreid, music director

University Theater

222 York Street, New Haven, CT


Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8pm

American Classical Orchestra

Italian Masters: Clementi, Nardini, Paganini, Rossini

Thomas Crawford, Music Director & Conductor

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC


Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm

Masterwork Chorus

TRADITIONS: music of different cultures

including Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Songs

& Selections of Early American song

Violin Soloist

Chris Shepard, Music Director & Conductor, conductor

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham NJ

"Much of the pleasure of this performance was in the myriad hues, tang and timbral combinations — the astringent bite and virtuosity of the excellent first violinist Leah Gale Nelson, the woody recorders, imposing theorbo and mellow cornettos and sackbuts."  


with Chicago's Music of the Baroque

Jane Glover, conductor

– Chicago Classical Review, 4/16 –

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– Past Performances –

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

Music from the 17th century Salzburg Court

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

with Parthenia, a consort of viols

H.I.F. Biber: Requiem in F Minor and Mass in B Flat Major

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00pm

The Splendor of the North German Baroque

Soloists from the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

Music of Buxtehude and Bruhns

with John Mark Rozendaal and Bradley Brookshire

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:15pm

Meditation Concert

The Basilica Schola Cantorum

Teri Larson, director

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Membra Jesu Nostri, Cantatas I, III, and VII

The Basilica of Saint Mary, choir stalls

88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN


Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30pm

Meditations on the Passion of Christ

Music and readings for Good Friday

Nicolo Porpora (1686-1768)

H.I.F. Biber (1644-1704)

The Sorrowful Mysteries from the "Rosary Sonatas" -

   VI. The Agony in the Garden

   IX. The Carrying of the Cross

    X. The Crucifixion

with Jeffrey Grossman, chamber organ

Madeline Healey, soprano, Catherine Hedberg, alto

and David Shuler, organ

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street, NYC

Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00pm

An Evening at a Venetian Palazzo

Vocal and instrumental music of

Benedetto Ferrari, Taraquinio Merula, and Giovanni Rovetto

Richard Kolb, director

with Rachel Evans, partner in sonatas a due

and Hsuan-Wen Chen, harpsichord

Catskill Mountain Foundation

Doctorow Center for the Arts

7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY


Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30pm

2017 Illinois Bach Academy

St. John Passion of J.S. Bach

Andrew Megill, conductor

Krannert Performing Arts Center

University of Illinois

500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801


Faculty, Illinois Bach Academy: June 18-23, 2017

click dates for info