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Music at St. Veronica's

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At St. Veronica's

149 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

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The Music at St Veronica's season is back in full swing! Join us for an incredible night of music performed by a full orchestra conducted by Benjamin Grow.


As music director of Tom Cipullo's acclaimed opera Glory Denied in Philadelphia, Grow was said to have "expertly coached the singers and led the orchestra" (Broad Street Review), and his "fine detailing delivered the ferocious power of this score" (Huffington Post), in what The Philadelphia Inquirer said was the "most unforgettable opera" of the year.


The Program:

Sense of Place

Felix Mendelssohn- The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Overture

— Intermission—

Antonin Dvorak- Czech Suite

Felix Mendelssohn- Symphony No. 4 "Italian"


History of the Concert Series:

The Church of St. Veronica, a 130 year-old Catholic church on Christopher Street, closed in July of 2017 due to low-attendance at Sunday masses. When WestView News publisher George Capsis received a letter from one of his readers informing him of the fact, he knew something had to be done.

Rather than see the church closing as another casualty of the rapidly "disappearing Village", Capsis believed that this was an opportunity to bring the community together. The West Village is a highly desirable area in New York city because of its small-town neighborhood feel (hence "The Village") in one of the biggest metropoles in the world. That neighborhood feel, however, is at risk as property values skyrocket and condominiums come to replace the iconic brownstones. Most troubling to Capsis, a nonagenarian himself, was seeing his fellow senior citizens (who have remained in the West Village thanks to rent-stabilized apartments) excluded from enjoying the community they built. For that reason, WestView News has been hosting classical music concerts at the Church of St. Veronica since November of 2017. This next concert will the first concert of the new season and we look forward to seeing our neighbors there, young, old and everyone in-between.

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