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. Our upcoming concerts are below. For the season brochure, please click here.

Upcoming Events

  • May 26, 2024

    5:00 pm

    A Jazz Ensemble Featuring Asian-American Jazz Collective Mute

    Click here to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students.

    Asian-American Jazz Collective Mute led by Bassist JEONG LIM YANG andpianist CHRISTIAN LI, in association with saxophonist KEVIN SUN, and drummer (TBD)

    Asian-American Jazz Collective Mute Unveils Sophomore Album “After you’ve Gone” Album release show at the Church of The Transfiguration The awaited second offering from the esteemed Asian-American jazz ensemble, Mute, is on the horizon with the impending release of their sophomore album, “After You’ve Gone.” This much-anticipated collection not only reaffirms the band’s status as a prominent force within the contemporary jazz scene but also serves as a testament to their exceptional musical versatility and the seamless camaraderie that defines their collective sound. Mute initially made waves in 2019 with their self-titled debut album, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. This release not only solidified their presence in the ever-evolving landscape of jazz, but also positioned them as a musical force to be reckoned with. The album was praised for its groundbreaking approach, earning recognition from influential voices like Jackson Sinnenberg of DownBeat, who awarded the record four stars and wrote that it “...makes the case –-and provides a robust blueprint –- for a postmodern jazz.” ‘After You’ve Gone’ stands as a testament to the band’s growth, capturing the essence of Mute’s tight-knit chemistry and showcasing a broad musical range. The album not only meets the standard of their well-received debut but also propels them further into the realm of innovative and boundary-pushing jazz. Mute’s sophomore release promises an immersive and captivating auditory journey for both seasoned jazz enthusiasts and newcomers alike. On the title cut, “After You’ve Gone, the enduring piece from the great American Songbook, the ensemble delves into the song’s hidden qualities and craft a distinctive arrangement. Bassist Jeong Lim Yang and pianist Christian Liadd abstract harmony with dark colors, while saxophonist Kevin Sun and drummer Dayeon Seok interpret the melody and groove straightforwardly, and the blending of these approaches creates an intriguing layered effect.

  • June 09, 2024

    4:00 pm

    Signature Spring Concert
    Five Centuries of Choral Masterpieces
    The Transfiguration Choir of Men & Boys and Girls,
    Claudia Dumschat, conductor
    Anabelinda de Castro, organist

    Click here to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $25 for General admission, and $15 for Student/Seniors.

    In 2024, as we enter the 176th year, the Transfiguration Choir wishes to share some of the most beloved choral music we have sung with our communities.