Concert Calendar


 2017-2018 Concerts Con Brio at Christ Church

Friday, September 29, 7:30 pm

Choral Evensong at Christ Church.  Anthems, Canticles, Hymns, and Readings. Collaboration between Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls and the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the AGO. 


Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm

Third Annual “Bach to Broadway” – duo organ recital. The Christ Church Gress-Miles Pipe Organ with James Fitzwilliam, and the New York Theatre Organ Society traveling organ with Nathan Avakian perform works in many styles.


Saturday, November 18 7 pm

Cappella Festiva Treble Choir and Cor Capriccio Fall Concert.

Saturday, January 13, 7 pm

Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir Winter Concert.

(snow date: Sunday, Jan. 14th at 7:00pm)

Sunday, April 8, 4:30 pm 

Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, Treble Choir, Cor Capriccio Spring Concert.

Off-Campus Music Events Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: 


  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Mount Academy Chapel, 1001 Broadway, Esopus, NY.  Concert at 2:30PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Panel discussion at 3:00 PM; Concert at 4:30 PM.

Vassar panel: Join panelists Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ (Sisters of St. Joseph), Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, with Rev. Samuel Speers, Vassar’s Director of Religious & Spiritual Life, moderating a discussion on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Both concert performances will include J.S. Bach’s Reformation Cantata Ein feste Burg, a motet by Felix Mendelssohn, Reformation-themed organ works, and the world premiere of “A Reconciliation Cantata” a newly commissioned choral work composed by James Fitzwilliam. The music will be sung by a combined choir of Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, Vassar College Choir, and the Bruderhof Community Singers, conducted by Christine Howlett.

The two events are co-sponsored by the Vassar College Music Department, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, Bruderhof Communities, St. John’s Evangelical Church, Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Cappella Festiva.  Open to the community free of charge. Info: 845-437-5550.