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Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation brings Great Music between Fall and Spring every year. Check out our recent 2016-2017 season brochure or peruse the concerts and events page, and please consider becoming a member of the Great Friends of Music Guild.

Check out the Press Release
from our last 2016- 2017 Season.

St Barts Summer

The 23rd season of St. Bartholomew’s Summer Festival of Sacred Music, a New York institution, offers outstanding sacred choral works from around the world, sung by St. Bartholomew’s Choir, the Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bart’s Singers. Each Sunday begins with an organ voluntary at 10:50 am. The day’s choral work is then presented within the context of St. Bart’s 11 am service.

Free and Open to the Public
Donations always welcome.

MMPAF Christmas Concert 2016 Handels Messiah

The 2016 Joyous Christmas Concert

The audience experienced the joy and warmth of the holidays with great choral works, sacred and secular, and the chance to sing the beloved carols of the season with organ and orchestra in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew’s Church.

MMPAF St Barts Organ

Did you know? St. Bartholomew's Church, founded in 1835, is home to the largest pipe organ in New York City, and one of the largest in the country. William Trafka has been the Director of Music and Organist at St. Bart's since 1995. Douglass Hunt served as Organ Curator from 1980-2014.

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Did you know? The MMPAF site features a number of recordings from past concert performances.

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Did you know? MMPAF is featured in PBS Religion & Ethics broadcast on Yale's Institute of Sacred Music. Yale's Schola Cantorum performed Handel's 'Judas Maccadeus' at St. Bart's Church during MMPAF's 2014-2015 Season of Great Music on January 25, 2015.

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MMPAF Past Events

FEATURED PAST EVENT: Audience members experienced the 1928 film “The Wind” as it would have been viewed originally—with live, improvised organ accompaniment. This pairing of cinematic masterpiece by director Victor Sjöström and the sounds of Jason Roberts at the organ made for a winning combination. “The Wind,” starring Lillian Gish, was one of the last great silent films. Lillian Gish herself was an active member of St. Bart’s, and is buried in the memorial chapel.


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