Music Before 1800 Announces Season 47

We are so happy to announce our 47th season and to know that New York can count on Music Before 1800 to help bring back culture to the city, forging the way to reopening!

We begin in late fall with the return of Rachel Podger, leading Juilliard415 on December 5. The exuberance and energy of these young virtuosi create a festive fanfare as we return to live concerts.

Repertoire ranges from Hesperus’s medieval music for the 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Juilliard’s 18th century overtures and concerti. You can hear Blue Heron perform a monumental mass setting by the great Renaissance composer Ockeghem. ACRONYM vividly resuscitates neglected wonders of the 17th century. Visitors from Texas, Ars Lyrica Houston, provide a Christmas concert full of lively holiday music from the Western Hemisphere. Piffaro commutes to NYC from Philadelphia to give us an array of wind band music from the realms of Charles V in the first half of the 16th century.

Join us Sunday afternoons in Morningside Heights and at your leisure online for the streamed version of our events. We offer two options: live concerts at Corpus Christi Church and streamed programs, aired a week after each live performance and available to ticket purchasers for two weeks.

Sunday afternoon concerts at 4 p.m.
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, Manhattan

December 5—Juilliard415 with Rachel Podger
Wonders of Baroque Italy

December 19—Ars Lyrica Houston (NYC debut)
Crossing Borders

January 23—Hesperus
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Early Music & Early Film

February 13—ACRONYM
Ad Astra

February 27—Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
The Musical Legacy of Charles V: The Spanish-Flemish Connection

May 8—Blue Heron
Divine Songs: Ockeghem@600

Programs are subject to change.

All concerts become available online a week after the performance, along with a live virtual Q&A.

Save the dates! Subscriptions become available on August 1 and single tickets on September 7.

(Updated September 16, 2021)