2016 - 2017 Season

KING JAMES AND HIS BIBLE - A MUSICAL PORTRAIT
Royal and Devotional Music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts

with guest Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Parthenia and bass-baritone Dashon Burton paint a musical portrait of England around 1611 - the time when King James I authorized the beautiful and enduring translation of the Bible. Featured in this performance is a 21st-c. setting of Yale philosophy professor John Hare's poem, "Thorns," by Tawnie Olson, which traces a particular strand in the narrative tapestry of salvation history.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm

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

Tickets: $40 and 25; Under 18 free at the door.
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William Byrd - A Life in Music
Works by the Elizabethan master for viols and voices

Works by the Elizabethan master for viols and voices with guest vocalists Michele Kennedy, Eric Brenner, Tim Keeler, Michael Steinberger and Malcolm Merriweather and with Motomi Igarashi, tenor viol, and Stephen Rapp, virginals

Parthenia collaborates with an ensemble of New York's finest Renaissance vocalists to present a rich and varied selection of masterworks by William Byrd, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite composer.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8pm

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

Tickets: $40 and 25; Under 18 free at the door.
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William Lawes
Complete Setts for Six Viols and Organ

with guests Joanna Blendulf and Alice Robbins, viol, and David Shuler, organ

William Lawes, courtier and composer for Charles I of England, was killed in the Civil War at age 43. Lawes himself was a dynamic viol player, and his works for six viols and organ offer up stunning harmonies and emotional journeys to the listener and performer alike.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm

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

Tickets: $40 and 25; Under 18 free at the door.
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Parthenia can also be heard in concerts around NYC this season - look for us at these venues:

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8pm

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

Music from the 17th-century Salzburg Court

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, with Parthenia Viol Consort and Baroque in the Fields, an ensemble of period instruments. Directed by David Shuler.

Featuring the Requiem in F minor and the Mass in B-flat major by Heinrich Ignaz Biber, along with instrumental music, as part of the Concerts at Saint Luke in the Fields series.

Tickets $25 to $35; subscriptions to the 5-concert series are available.
Phone (212) 414-7440 or go to http://www.stlukeinthefields.org/music-arts/concerts




The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

The musicians of Parthenia are Artists-in-Residence at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, known for its vibrant musical life. St. Luke's is located at 487 Hudson Street, in Greenwich Village, New York City, at the intersection of Hudson Street and Grove Street. This historic church was founded in 1820 on farmland and was donated by Trinity Church, to accommodate the expansion of New York City northward into Greenwich Village. The original church building was reminiscent of an English village church, with a square tower at one end, but made of brick and built in the Federal style. The church was used as a location for the 2008 film Doubt.

The church boasts some of the most distinctive and admired gardens in New York City, comprising more than two-thirds of an acre of walks, lawns, and a fine collection of garden standards, rare hybrids and native American flora in a warm microclimate that provides a small but important way-station for migrating birds and butterflies during the spring and fall seasons.

The St. Luke's Thrift Shop, located down a few stairs, is one of the best-kept secrets of the Village, with a myriad of items for sale, and great bag sales in March and September where customers may fill a bag of items for a set price.

By Subway: Take the 1 to the Christopher Street station, the 2 or 3 to the 14th Street station, or the A, C, E, B, F or D to the West 4th Street station.

From Christopher Street: Walk west on Christopher Street, away from Sheridan Square, towards the Hudson River. At Hudson Street, make a left. The church is one block to your left, on the west side of the street.

From 14th Street: Walk south on 7th Avenue to West 11th Street. Turn right on West 11th to Hudson. Turn left on Hudson and walk to Grove Street. The church is on the west side of the street.

From West 4th Street: Leave the station at the south (West 3rd Street) exit. Walk south on Sixth Avenue to Bleecker Street. Turn Right. Follow Bleecker across Seventh Avenue. At Grove Street, turn left. Follow Grove to Hudson Street. The church is across the street.

By PATH: Take the PATH to the Christopher Street station. Turn left upon exiting the station at Christopher Street, and make a right on Hudson Street. The church is one block on the right.

 
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