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New York Classical Music: Chamber Music and Choruses in New York

New York City is home to some of the finest choruses and chamber music ensembles in America – and many of them offer very reasonably priced tickets. Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, ensemble history and other points of interest.


Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity

Since 1968, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has presented the Bach Vespers series as a means to performing the illustrious Baroque composer’s cantatas and other sacred works in the context of worship—the context in which Bach initially presented them. Under the musical direction of Cantor Rick Erickson, the twice Grammy-nominated Bach Choir collaborates with a cadre of accomplished soloists and the Bach Players, who have performed on Baroque period instruments since 1994. ...more...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society (CMS) is a powerhouse purveyor of chamber music in New York. It not only brings in a succession of dazzling guest musicians such as the Belcea Quartet or baritone Thomas Hampson, but also functioning as a multifaceted repertory company boasting a regular roster of prominent artists like pianists Emanuel Ax and Jeremy Denk. ...more...

The Collegiate Chorale

Collegiate Chorale

Since its founding under choral titan Robert Shaw in 1941, The Collegiate Chorale has had a storied career, with performances under the leadership of such legendary conductors as Arturo Toscanini, Serge Koussevitzky, James Levine, and Lorin Maazel, as well as commissions of works by Antonin Dvorák, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, and Paul Hindemith. ...more...

Musica Sacra

Musica Sacra

A steadily expanded performing arts organization since its beginnings in 1964 as Central Presbyterian Church’s professional choral series presenters, the Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra has advanced the scope and frequency of great choral performances in New York. The chorus, the longest-running professional one in the city, boasts a powerhouse repertoire of passions, masses and requiems by Bach, Mozart, Handel and others, as well as a commitment to regularly performing seminal modern choral works and premieres of new works. ...more...

Musica Viva of New York

Musica Viva of New York

Founded in 1977 and still under the direction of conductor and organist Walter Klauss, Musica Viva lends credence to the idea that you simply can’t have too much choral music in New York. Each season, the tandem ensemble of chorus and orchestra consistently provides its audiences with opportunity to enjoy early music on period instruments, newer choral compositions, and international gems representative of the world’s most gifted choral composers. ...more...

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

These Ensembles concerts are an offshoot of the New York Philharmonic, in which members of the orchestra play chamber works that go unheard at traditional NY Phil performances. While compositions by repertory giants like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Shostakovich can be heard, the Ensembles also justly interpret the works of composers such as Dittersdorf, Frank Bridge, Ron Wasserman, David J. Grossman, and Vladimir Tsypin—which are infrequently performed in comparison. ...more...

voices of ascension

Voices of Ascension

Since its inception in 1990, Voices of Ascension has been one of the world’s premier professional choral groups, and has thrived under the artistic direction of Dennis Keene for 16 seasons. The group records and performs largely at the Church of Ascension in Greenwich Village, but it has done guest appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and at the Mostly Mozart Festival. ...more...