On Sunday, May 6, at 12:30 pm, Gregory D’Agostino, Organist and Music Director of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, will perform a special concert as part of the Sacred Sites Open House of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The 30-minute concert will feature a varied program that includes works by J. S. Bach, Giuseppe Gherardeschi, Billy Strayhorn and Franz Liszt. See details of the concert program here.
St. Ann’s will open its doors on Saturday, May 5, from 12 noon to 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, May 6, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm during the annual Sacred Sites Open House, in which congregations throughout the city to open their doors for neighbors and tourists to experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture and history of these religious sites.
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity is especially glad to participate again as this year’s theme is “Sacred Sounds and Settings,” which provides a special opportunity to showcase the magnificent historic Peabody Memorial pipe organ. Made by Ernest M. Skinner in 1925, it is the largest, essentially unchanged Skinner organ in New York City and is valued for its original qualities.
With an international career that has taken him to three continents, Gregory D’Agostino has appeared in recital at such well-known venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Beijing’s Grand National Theater, San Juan’s Casals Festival, London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, Radio Hall Bratislava, Hong Kong’s St. John’s Cathedral, West Point Military Academy, and San Diego’s Spreckels Pavilion. Mr. D’Agostino has been on the faculty of Juilliard, and presently serves as Organ Faculty of the Mannes College of Music as well as Organist and Director of Music at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity in New York.