Sacred Music at Columbia

Concerts are live 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 — just show up.

With questions, contact the Sacred Music Coordinator, Julian Bennett Holmes.

Fall 2022 — Free Concerts at 7pm

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday the 20th at 7pm: Move! Spirituals for our spiritual journey, with Roy Jennings, Kenneth Overton, Pam Jones, Hortensia Gooding

Tuesday the 27th at 7pm: Jude Ziliak, violin — solo violin music of the 17th century

OCTOBER

Tuesday the 4th at 7pm: Spirit of Beings — universal spirituality through cello music, with Jordan Barow (Postponed until Spring 2023)

Thursday the 6th at 7pm: Music from East & West — new music by Keyin Lou, Yike Zhang, Julian Bennett Holmes

Tuesday the 11th at 7pm: Lisa Joy Sitjar, piano — Beethoven, Ravel, Schumann

Tuesday the 18th at 7pm: Henry Fraser: Breath Line, for solo double bass

Tuesday the 25th at 7pm: Contemporary Musical Settings of the Esoteric — Daoism, Buddhism and others. With Stacey Fraser (soprano, light percussion), Anne Harley (soprano, light percussion), Mari Kawamura (piano, light percussion).

Thursday the 27th, 7–9pm: Steve Long: Code Talker, for organ

NOVEMBER

Tuesday the 1st at 7pm: Matt Parker, solo saxophone

Saturday the 5th (from 5pm–8pm): Festival of Indian Music: Raaga and Rhythm (co-presented with the Dhwani Academy). With Mitali Bhawmik (voice), Kala Ramnath (violin), Abhijit Banerjee (tabla).

Thursday the 10th at 7pm: James Wetzel, organ

Tuesday the 15th at 7pm: Mir Naqibul Islam & Vinay Desai — Hindustani classical music

Thursday the 17th at 7pm: Daniel Ficcari, organ

Tuesday the 29th at 7pm: Chamber Musicians from Juilliard

DECEMBER

Thursday the 1st: Hogaku & Gagaku — traditional Japanese music played by Columbia students

Monday the 5th: Columbia Collegium Musicum

Tuesday the 6th: Chamber Musicians from Juilliard

Friday the 9th (at 6pm): A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Saturday the 10th (at 8pm): Barnard Chorus & Orchestra, directed by Gail Archer — Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

Tuesday the 13th at 7pm: A Holiday Brass Concert

Wednesday the 14th at 7pm: Columbia University Hybrid Arts Improvisational Ensemble

 

And organ meditations by Julian Bennett Holmes & guests, Tuesdays at 4:15pm all season long.