Abby Zonies: New York, New Work, The Liberation Series
Jan
10
to Mar 21
Art

Abby Zonies: New York, New Work, The Liberation Series

The work presented here are my efforts to redefine what is important to me about painting. They are a departure from my previous figurative work based on observation. The marks now liberated form the image explode off the page.  These works are joyous, vivid displays of color, paint, and pattern. The images are worked and reworked until they come together in a surprising and often unpredictable way.  They are a reflection of how art can be used to adapt to a new environment and the personal challenges of change.  Perhaps they capture the energy of New York City.

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Transfiguration Sunday: Handel's "The Lord is my Light", HWV 255
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Transfiguration Sunday: Handel's "The Lord is my Light", HWV 255

Join us at 11:00 A.M. Mass on Sunday, March 3, for the Feast of the Transfiguration, where the Saint Peter’s Choir will perform Georg Friedrich Handel’s The Lord is my Light, HWV 255 (Chandos Anthem #10) as part of the liturgy celebrating the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Cantor Bálint Karosi conducts the Saint Peter’s Bach Collegium Orchestra and Saint Peter’s Choir in this setting of Psalm texts from Handel’s early period of compositions.

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Jazz Vespers: Theo Bleckmann
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers: Theo Bleckmann

GRAMMY® nominated singer/composer Theo Bleckmann recently released a recording on ECM Records with his new Elegy Quintet, produced by legendary label head and founder, Manfred Eicher. Bleckmann has collaborated with Ambrose Akinmusire, Laurie Anderson, Uri Caine, Philip Glass, Ann Hamilton, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, and many more of today’s top artists.

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Jazz Vespers: Theo Bleckmann
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers: Theo Bleckmann

GRAMMY® nominated singer/composer Theo Bleckmann recently released a recording on ECM Records with his new Elegy Quintet, produced by legendary label head and founder, Manfred Eicher. Bleckmann has collaborated with Ambrose Akinmusire, Laurie Anderson, Uri Caine, Philip Glass, Ann Hamilton, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, and many more of today’s top artists.

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Jazz Vespers: Ike Sturm Ensemble feat. Catherine Russell
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers: Ike Sturm Ensemble feat. Catherine Russell

An accomplished bassist and leading composer of sacred jazz works, Ike Sturm designs and curates innovative programs at Saint Peter’s Church. As Director of Music for Jazz, Sturm composes music for weekly liturgies and has toured the U.S., Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway with his band, Evergreen. His Jazz Mass was awarded 4 1/2 stars by Downbeat and was named one of the “Best CDs of the Year.”

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Good Friday: J.S. Bach: The Passion According to Saint John
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday: J.S. Bach: The Passion According to Saint John

J.S. Bach: The Passion According to Saint John is presented at Saint Peter's Church in its original setting: in liturgy on Good Friday, much as it would have been at Leipzig's Nikolaikirche on April 7, 1724. Cantor Bálint Karosi, winner of the Leipzig Prize, leads the Saint Peter's Choir, Bach Collegium, and soloists from the harpsichord.

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Catherine Russell at Jazz Vespers
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Catherine Russell at Jazz Vespers

Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.

The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.

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Sara Caswell String Quartet with Dance at Jazz
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sara Caswell String Quartet with Dance at Jazz

Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.

The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.

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Christmas Cookie Bake
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Cookie Bake

Join us for our Christmas cookie party on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will be baking and decorating cookies in the kitchen and the Plaza Room.

We will have dough, cookie cutters, frosting and decorations on hand. Come and display your artistry on sugar cookies, gingerbread people, and other cookies, which will be displayed and eaten the next day at the Hanging of the Greens.

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Sara Caswell String Quartet
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sara Caswell String Quartet

Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.

The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.

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Book Discussion Group: Transit by Rachel Cusk
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Book Discussion Group: Transit by Rachel Cusk

The Fiction Book Discussion Group will next meet on Sunday, December 9 after brunch to discuss Transit by Rachel Cusk. We'll meet in Pastor Derr's office. At that session we'll pick a January date to discuss the "read ahead" book, Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. All are welcome to join us!

Photo by Stewart Butterfield via Wikimedia Commons.

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Sunday Forum: Islamic Discussion of Faith in Troubling Times
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Forum: Islamic Discussion of Faith in Troubling Times

“How does my ____ faith help me deal with these difficult times?” is the question we’re asking Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Christian faith leaders to respond to at a series of 10:00 a.m. forums. This Sunday, an Imam will respond to that question. The series will continue on December 16 with Rabbi Rachel Ain of Sutton Place Synagogue.

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Jen & Kris Allen with the Sara Caswell String Quartet
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Jen & Kris Allen with the Sara Caswell String Quartet

Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.

The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.

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Nov
29
11:30 AM11:30

Second Sunday in Advent

Saint Peter’s Church is a welcoming and diverse evangelical catholic communion. This community's liturgical practice is rooted in the long and robust tradition of the church expressed in contemporary time and thoughtful innovation.

People of all different backgrounds find nourishment in and are welcome to take part fully in the life of this community.

Appointed texts

The ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary appoints texts for liturgies in a three year cycle (Years A, B and C). As a commitment to Christian unity, Saint Peter’s follows this cycle.

The texts for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C are:

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm: Luke 1:68-79
Philippians 1:3-11
Saint Luke 3:1-6

You are welcome at any of these liturgies:

9:00 A.M. Mass

11:00 A.M. Mass
Featuring Dance@SaintPeters and Saint Peter's Bach Collegium performing Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata BWV 36, "Schwingt freudig euch empor".

1:30 P.M. Misa en español

6:00 P.M. Jazz Vespers
Featuring Sara Caswell String Quartet.

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Linda May Han Oh / Fabian Almazan
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Linda May Han Oh / Fabian Almazan

Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.

The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.

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