Concert Series

Transfiguration is home to The Arnold Schwartz Memorial Concert Series, which was founded by Marie Schwartz in 2004 in memory of her late husband. Since then over fifty concerts, operas, and music dramas have been performed, using some of the finest singers and musicians in New York City. In addition, the church presents outstanding musical groups from September through June, as well as a Summer Concert Series.

Examples of Our Concerts can be seen on YouTube. Our most recent Candlelight Concert can be found here.

Upcoming Events

  • January 15, 2019

    7:30 pm

    New York Composers Circle
    Klang String Quartet
    Tickets: $20 at the door, Free for students

    Violinist Gregor Kitzis and his Klang String Quartet have been wowing New York Composers Circle audiences for years at venues around Manhattan. And now NYCC is proud to bring their wonderful talents to Transfiguration! New works by NYCC members will be performed, including winners of the twelfth annual NYCC Composers' Competition.

  • January 18, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Friday, January 18, 7:30 P.M.
    Talisman: David Yardley and Christopher Preston Thompson Winter Concert
    General admission tickets are $15, $10 is the discounted price for students and seniors.

    Join us for this unique concert by Talisman Medieval, presented by David Yardley (countertenor, harp) and Christopher Preston Thompson (tenor, harp). Be transported to a different time and place by evocative works of the Middle Ages as well as original compositions and transcriptions from medieval manuscripts created by the performers.

    Tickets are available for purchase online:

  • February 12, 2019

    7:30 pm

    New York Composers Circle
    Featuring New Organ Music Performed by Claudia Dumschat
    Tickets:$20, Free for students

    Transfiguration's Organist and Choirmaster Claudia Dumschat performs an eclectic range of new works by Frank Retzel, Raoul Pleskow, Chris Sahar, David Picton and more.

  • April 05, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Empire Viols
    Spring Forward
    Tickets: $15 at the door

    Treasured favorites from the varied repertoire of Empire Viols: Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober, viols; Arthur Haas, harpsichord.

  • April 23, 2019

    7:30 pm

    New York Composers Circle: Wind Quintet
    Tickets: $20 at the door, Free for students

    The Manhattan premiere of a group from Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College. With fine musicianship, a new CD release, and dedication to new composers, this promises to be an excellent concert. New works by NYCC members will be performed.

  • April 28, 2019

    3:00 pm

    The New York Classical Quartet
    Tickets: $30, $15 for students

    Each opus of Haydn's quartets signals in turn a new approach of some kind. Op. 50, from 1787, while continuing these startling innovations and clear advances, is furthermore a synthesis and focusing of ideas and issues. These are works of a broad classical maturity, exhibiting virtuosity in composition and performance.

  • June 07, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Händel’s Saul
    Tickets:$40, $25 for students and seniors

    Händel composed Saul with librettist Charles Jennens, with whom he also collaborated on the Messiah, and it was first performed in 1739. Tonight this oratorio is fully staged and performed as an opera. The dress is contemporary in order to clarify the characters' relationships and stress their timelessness. The Transfiguration Choirs, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra, Claudia Dumschat, conductor.