Sacred Music at Columbia

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.

Winter/Spring 2023: Free concerts at 7pm Tuesdays; 6pm Thursdays


Tuesday the 31st at 7pm: Éléonore Weill — Jewish songs from France


Thursday the 2nd at 6pm: Anita Graef — Cross-cultural cello music by women composers

Thursday the 9th at 6pm: Gail Archer — Polish organ music

Thursday the 16th at 6pm: Zosha Warpeha & Carlo Costa — Soundscapes of Nordic folk music

Monday the 20th, 10am–12pm: The New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 2023 Presidents’ Day Conference — organ recital by Monica Czausz Berney, lecture by Thomas Murray

Tuesday the 21st at 7pm: Jordan Bartow — Universal spirituality through cello music

Thursday the 23rd at 6pm: Janet Yieh, organ

Tuesday the 28th at 7pm: BlackBox Ensemble — spiritual music by living composers


Thursday the 2nd at 6pm: Anima Baroque Ensemble — A Not-So-Platonic Symposium

Tuesday the 7th at 7pm: A Golden Wire — Baroque music for harp and gamba

Saturday the 25th at 1pm: Operatic Feminisms Symposium: Femmes in Early Musical Drama (Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum & Barbara Strozzi’s Lagrime Mie, performed by the Columbia Collegium Musicum)

Tuesday the 28th at 7pm: Keyin Lou — religious music from China

Thursday the 30th at 6pm: William K. Trafka, organ


Tuesday the 4th at 7pm: Out of the Woods — German songs about spring, with Beth Anne Hatton, Hayden DeWitt, Vita Wallace

Tuesday the 11th at 7pm: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury, solo sitar

Tuesday the 18th at 7pm: Raffi Boden — Bach & Klezmer for cello

Saturday the 22nd at 8pm: Barnard Chorus & Orchestra — music of Kodály & Dvořák

Tuesday the 25th at 7pm: Ryan Jackson — organ music of the Presbyterian Church


Tuesday the 2nd at 7pm: Chamber Musicians from Juilliard

Thursday the 4th at 6pm: Chamber Musicians from Juilliard

Tuesday the 9th at 7pm: Benjamin Katz & Ariadne Greif — Baroque music for soprano and harpsichord

Thursday the 11th at 6pm: Greek music for clarinet & organ — George Stathos, clarinet, with Julian Bennett Holmes, organ

Tuesday the 16th at 7pm: Yike Zhang — three new pieces composed specially for the St. Paul’s echo


And one-hour organ meditations by Julian Bennett Holmes & guests, Tuesdays at 3pm all season long (in person only).