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Frank Mathis, baritone; and Jonathan DePeri, organ & piano, and Youth Chorus

Jun 02 | Sun |
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen” (“Dearly Do I Desire”), BWV 727 Chorale: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”

Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”, Op. 122 No. 10

Johannes Brahms: “Wie Melodien zieht es mir” (“Like Melodies It Draws Me”), Op. 105 No. 1 “Sonntag” (“Sunday”), Op. 47 No. 3 “Feldeinsamkeit” (“Solitude In a Meadow”), Op. 86 No. 2 “Wie bist du, meine Königin” (“How Blissful You Are, My Queen”), Op. 32 No. 9

Franz Schubert: “Das Fischermädchen” (“The Fisher-Maiden”), D. 957 No. 10

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Franz Schubert: “Im Abendrot” (“At Sunset”), D. 799

Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen” (“Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”), Op. 122 No. 8

Johannes Brahms: “Die Mainacht” (“May Night”), Op. 43 No. 2

Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “O Welt, ich muß dich lassen” (“O World, I Must Leave Thee”), Op. 122 No. 11

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale: “O Welt, ich muß dich lassen”

Franz Schubert: “Nacht und Träume” (“Night and Dreams”), D. 827

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Johannes Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Op. 121 1. Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh (For That Which Befalleth the Sons of Men Befalleth Beasts) 2. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle (So I Returned, and Considered All the Oppressions That Are Done Under the Sun) 3. O Tod, wie bitter bist du (O Death, How Bitter Is the Remembrance of Thee) 4. Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelszungen redete (Though I Speak with the Tongues of Men and of Angels)


The FFRCC YOUTH CHORUS consists of youth ages 8-18 from all areas of New York City. The students learn proper vocalization via Italian bel canto (beautiful singing) vocal technique -- the oldest and most advanced technique for the proper development of the human voice, with the least effort and maximum sonority. The students sing in different languages and work through great classical compositions from around the world.

FRANK MATHIS, baritone was a soloist in the Roland Hayes Life of Christ song cycle performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. He studied with Antonella Banaudi, among others. He has directed choruses and voice training in US and Germany. He has been a leading part of a program to expose public school children in NYC, Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn to classical music and choral singing, and will direct the Foundation's summer music-science program.

JONATHAN DePERI, organ & piano, is the Honorary Assistant Organist at St. John’s in the Village and had studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music before transferring to Columbia University. In 2013, he formed the Gotham Arts Salon, which creates artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public.

Venue: St John's in the Village

218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place Map