HOORAY! Our Pioneering People concert with Rufus Wainwright is now completely SOLD OUT. There will be NO tickets available at the door. Thank you for your support! If you have general admission tickets, please note: we have both standing room and seats. Seating is first come, first served. Doors will open at 8pm, a conversation with Rufus will be at 8:45, and the concert will begin at 9:15. If you're planning on waiting in line before doors, please dress for the weather!
This October, join Basilica Hudson for a special fundraising event featuring extraordinary singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing live in our raw industrial church.
Ticket packages including preferred seating, special gifts, and bar options are now available.
Wainwright's performance will take the crowd back to his roots of intimate performances in dark, Montreal piano bars decades ago, a monumental period of creative freedom and expression when Wainwright and childhood friend and Basilica Hudson co-founder musician Melissa Auf der Maur found themselves and their voices in music, which propelled them into a lifetime of friendship and commitment to the performing arts.
The performance will provide the audience with a striking juxtaposition to Wainwright’s recent extravagant performances of Judy Garland with full orchestra and touring with his Prima Donna opera, as well as his newest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets. We are thrilled to announce Wainwright coming to Hudson on the heels of his ambitious Carnegie Hall concert.
This special event on October 22 is part of Basilica Hudson’s Pioneering People Series, a bi-annual program celebrating pioneering artists across a range of disciplines, and including a benefit performance. The inaugural program featured the one man show of visionary filmmaker and one-of-a-kind personality John Waters.
Tickets are final sale.