Haydn's The Creation

Wed. May 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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Danya Katok, soprano
Matthew Anderson, tenor
Jeremy Galyon, bass
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor


Performed in English, Franz Joseph Haydn's beloved oratorio depicts the creation of the world as told in the Book of Genesis and John Milton's Paradise Lost.


This program is approximately 2-hours long with one 20-minute intermission.




All performance dates, artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


ARTISTS


Danya Katok, originally from State College, PA, is an exceptionally versatile vocalist who has performed in many of the country's top concert halls, including all three stages at Carnegie Hall, the State Theater and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center, and Symphony Hall. She made her New York City Opera debut as Max in Oliver Knussen's Where the Wild Things Are, a role for which she was praised by The New York Times as being “superb." She has appeared as a soloist with The Boston Pops (“An Evening of Cole Porter," alongside Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara), Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra (Mahler's Symphony No. 4), Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Chamber Choir (Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem), Mark Morris Dance Group (Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts), and New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble (Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music). A two-time Vocal Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and first-ever New Voices in American Song Fellow at SongFest, Danya has worked closely with song and opera composers, including Libby Larsen, John Musto, Oliver Knussen, and Richard Hundley. She has received numerous awards in the contemporary music space, including the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Award for 20th/21st Century Music, Tanglewood’s Grace B. Jackson Prize, and the Ernst Bacon Prize for American Art Song.  Other awards include Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Mid-Atlantic region), Winner of the Annual Teaneck Cabaret Competition, and Winner of the Baltimore Music Club Vocal Competition.  She was a finalist in the 2016 Joy in Singing art song competition, led by Paul Sperry.


Matthew Anderson, tenor, has been praised for the warm voice and polished musicality he brings to oratorio, opera, and musical theater. An accomplished interpreter of the music of Bach, Anderson sings regularly as a soloist in Boston’s renowned Emmanuel Music Bach Cantata Series. He has appeared in Bach's Saint John Passion and Saint Matthew Passion at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival. Anderson is a two-time prizewinner in the American Bach Society Competition and winner of the second prize in the Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition. Recent and upcoming performances include Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall; and Handel’s Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall. Anderson trained as a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and as a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music.


Singing both Bass and Bass-Baritone repertoire, Jeremy Galyon has proven to be a versatile singer of Opera, Oratorio, Concert, Sacred, and Recital. In 2016- 2017, Jeremy will sing Sarastro in Mozart's Magic Flute with Rapides Symphony Louisiana, Morosus in Strauss' Silent Woman with Opera Theater Summerfest Pittsburgh, Commendatore and Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni with New Orleans Opera, Fasolt in Wagner's Das Rheingold with Minnesota Opera, Osmin in Mozart's ‚ÄčAbduction from the Seraglio with Dayton Opera, Nourabad in Bizet's Pearlfishers with Tulsa Opera, as well as covering in Strauss' Salome and Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Galyon made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 as Alessio in La Sonnambula. He also sang in Billy Budd, Ernani, Madame Butterfly, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi, Rosenkavalier, and several covers. He sang Notary as well as Polizeikomissar in Der Rosenkavalier with San Francisco Opera during Adler Fellowship (opera residency Jan 2006- Dec 2007), then sang Polizeikomissar at Metropolitan Opera and will return to cover in 2016.


Hailed by the New York Times as “a finely polished, stylistically nimble ensemble,” the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is comprised of New York’s finest professional choral singers. The Choir’s “tremendous expressive and dynamic range” and “remarkable vocal discipline and finesse” (the New York Times) is featured in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series, now in its 27th season. Each member is a soloist in his or her own right in a variety of genres including early music, opera, oratorio and contemporary repertoire. The core group of 19 members sings a demanding schedule of weekly parish worship services in a wide range of repertoire, with particular emphasis on new works, the sacred Renaissance repertoire, and Gregorian chant. The Choir may be heard on recordings for the MSR Classics and AMDG labels. In March 2006, the Choir was invited as the headline chorus at the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association convention in St. Louis, Missourri. In April 2009, the Choir performed in the opening festival of radio station WNYC’s new Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, on a concert bill with René Pape, John Zorn, Ute Lemper, and Nico Muhly.  The Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, lauded by the New York Times for their “lean, taut and fiery playing,” participates in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series and enhances a number of parish worship services throughout the year. Members are drawn from among New York City’s most talented and stylistically versatile freelance musicians and have often been heard in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the orchestras of the New York City Opera and New York City Ballet, and various period-instrument orchestras.


Since 2011, St. Ignatius Loyola Director of Music Ministries K. Scott Warren has led a dynamic music team consisting of over 150 individuals, professional and volunteer, in providing music at approximately 400 liturgies annually. He is the principal conductor of the 19-voice professional Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, which sings a demanding schedule of services throughout the year, with repertoire spanning Gregorian chant to 21st-century masterpieces. The choir, along with the Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, form the backbone of the parish’s critically acclaimed concert series, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, whose recent performances have been lauded by the New York Times as “stirring...positively thrilling” and “broad, wide-ranging, and powerful.” In addition to the vast choral spectrum presented at St. Ignatius, Mr. Warren presides over the four manual, 91-rank N. P. Mander Organ, the largest mechanical action organ in the New York metro area, and an instrument of international stature.


GENERAL CONCERT AND TICKET INFORMATION



  • DOORS OPEN for at 6:15 PM for a 7 PM concert start time.

  • LATE SEATING is at the discretion of the House Management. Latecomers may be asked to remain in the back of the church until there is a break in the program, so as not to disturb the performance or other audience members.

  • WILL CALL is available when the doors open at 6:15 PM inside the main doors of the church.

  • CHILDREN seated on an adult's lap do not need a ticket. Children seated in a chair or pew do need a ticket.

  • We no longer offer tickets for sale or any ticket pickup at the Parish House Reception desk.

  • Audio and/or video recording and flash photography are not permitted during performances.


ACCESSIBILITY



  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is wheelchair/walker accessible via the ramp entrance on 84th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues).

  • The restrooms are NOT easily accessible by wheelchair. The most easily accessible restrooms are in the Parish House (980 Park Avenue). There are two steps down from the street level into the Parish House and there is a restroom on that ground floor.

  • For reserved seating concerts, there is available seating for wheelchairs and companions. Please look for the Wheelchair and Wheelchair Companion tickets when purchasing. For general seating concerts, follow the directions of the ushers. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.


PARKING



  • Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are a number of parking garages nearby. There are garages on 83rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) and 84th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), as well as near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


RESTAURANTS



  • There are a number of fine and casual eating establishments located nearby on Madison Avenue (one block west of the church), Lexington Avenue (one block east of the church), Third Avenue (two blocks east of the church) and Second Avenue (three blocks east of the church).


 DIRECTIONS



  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is easily reached via the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines (86th Street station), or buses on Madison, Lexington and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street.

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