Sacred Music — Fall 2023

Concerts are at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University (117th & Amsterdam), and streaming on YouTube (click on each event to watch). No tickets or reservations are required, and the concerts are free and open to all.

With questions, contact Julian Bennett Holmes.

Fall 2023: Free concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel


Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm: Cut Circle — secular & sacred music by Josquin des Prez (in person only)

Thursday, September 21 at 6pm: Ariadne Greif & Benjamin Katz — Baroque music for soprano & harpsichord

Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm: Anirban Dasgupta, sarod, & Mir Naqibul Islam, tabla

Thursday, September 28 at 6pm: Anthony Rispo, organ


Tuesday, October 3 at 7pm: Monika Krajewska & Natalia Ulyanovsky — Jewish cantorial & organ music

Thursday, October 5 at 6pm: PRNCX — improvising piano trio & an indeterminate composition for string quintet

Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm: Sacred Indian dance — Kuhokee Kumar Das, dancer, with voice, percussion, bansuri

Thursday, October 12 at 6pm: A musical tour of Roman cathedrals, with Raffi Boden & his trio

Friday, October 20 at 6pm: Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal Group — Masters of Sufi Music

Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm: Gate to Gate Quartet — a musical response to Moroccan architecture by Paula Jeanine Bennett

Thursday, October 26 at 6pm: Turkish maqam & New Orleans jazz, with Ahmet Erdogdular & Evan Christopher


Thursday, November 2 at 6pm: Cecilia Trio — music by Ravel, Florence Price, and Brahms

Thursday, November 9 at 6pm: New Consort — music by William Byrd, Salamone Rossi, Reena Esmail, Shireen Abu Khader, Hope Littwin

Thursday, November 16 at 6pm: South Indian Carnatic music, with Visveshwar Nagarajan, Sanjay Sharma, and Bala Skandan

Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm: Wandering through the fall woods, with Beth Anne Hatton, Hayden DeWitt, and Vita Wallace


Friday, December 8 at 6pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols — hymns, carols, and readings for Christmas

Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm: Chamber musicians from Juilliard

Thursday, December 14 at 6pm: Chamber musicians from Juilliard