Orchestra of St. Luke’s
New York’s “hometown band” (The New York Times) returns to Carnegie Hall for three concerts. Under the inspired leadership of Bernand Labadie, the orchestra performs essential works by three Baroque-era masters as well as Felix Mendelssohn.
After opening the season with the regal fanfare of Handel’s Water Music and Charpentier’s Prelude to Te Deum in D Major, the orchestra welcomes La Chapelle de Québec, the 206-year-old Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, and an outstanding group of soloists for J. S. Bach’s towering choral masterpiece, St. Matthew Passion.
The final concert of the season features violinist Augustin Hadelich and countertenor Reginald Mobley in a cleverly programmed evening that includes a J. S. Bach cantata, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and “Italian” Symphony.