GEMS, Gotham Early Music Scene, Trinity Wall Street Church, Sinfonia New York
Once in Royal David's City | Star in the East | Away in a Manger
"Zion Hort Die Wachter Singen" from Cantata No. 140 | J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto for Oboe | Bach
Veni Redemptor | Mervele Noght, Joseph | Ding Dong Bells
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (reading) | Clement Clarke Moore
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen | Silent Night | Three-Trumpet Fanfare
"Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen" from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 | Bach
Sinfonia New York is a period-instrument orchestra that specializes in historically informed, vibrant performances of 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century music. Since its Town Hall debut in 2007, the orchestra has appeared on tour in the United States and Canada, and in several performances in New York City. Most recently, the ensemble was featured in "The Art and Ecstasy of the Chaconne," presented as the opening event in Gotham Early Music Scene's fifth anniversary celebration. For more information, visit www.sinfonianewyork.org.
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. (GEMS) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2007 by a small group of leading figures in New York musical circles to serve and promote New York's early music community. Its mission is to enhance the quality and financial stability of participating artists and organizations by providing administrative, marketing, financial, and other support services to professional and amateur performing groups, institutions, presenters, and other organizations interested in early music; securing paid touring engagements throughout North America for New York-based early music artists; increasing audience size and diversity by enhanced publicity and access to early music events; and educating the public and the media about early music. For more, go to www.gemsny.org.