Illuminating Bach and Luther’s German Roots

New York Polyphony

Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30pm

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The lives of Johann Sebastian Bach and Martin Luther are more intertwined than many realize. New York Polyphony illuminates the connections between the timeless composer and the legendary theologian, who both called the German region of Thuringia home. This special Pop-Up Concert takes place in the beautiful Church of St. Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side, providing an apt setting for this glorious music.

This concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Co-presented with the Thuringia Bach Festival, Christoph Drescher, Festival Director



  • J.S. Bach Selections from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
  • J.S. Bach Selected chorales
  • Josquin des Prez Absolon fili mi
  • Pierre de la Rue O salutaris hostia
  • Pierre de la Rue Selections from Missa Pourquoy non
  • Adrian Willaert Pater noster

Additional Information

Major support for Pop-Up Concerts is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dow Jones Foundation.