Quire & Place: the seventh season

In quires and places where they sing. . .

Rockefeller Chapel’s signature concert series Quire & Place features the Chapel Choir and the Decani—directed by James Kallembach—presenting the best of new choral music, including newly commissioned works, alongside beloved classics

Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien
Sunday November 5 | 11 am
Tuesday November 7 | 4:30 pm

The Rockefeller Chapel Choir, conducted by James Kallembach, sings the mesmerizing Musikalische Exequien (Funeral Music, set partly to words of Martin Luther) for the All Saints Day requiem on the first Sunday of November, followed by a Tuesday afternoon performance in the context of the evening Vespers service. Free.

Sacred Powers of Animals
Friday February 23 | 7:30 pm

Featuring R. Murray Schafer’s A Medieval Bestiary, with music of John Tavener and earlier works by Janequin and others. Tickets $20 at the door, free to students with ID.

Music of Exile
Sunday April 22 | 4:30 pm

Music from composers spanning five centuries of work in exile, including Byrd, Schütz, Handel, Brahms, and Hindemith, with the world première of a new work by Kala Pierson. Tickets $20 at the door, free to students with ID.