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tuesday, march 13 - 7:30pm

poetry of kings and prophets: psalms from spain's golden age and beyond

madison avenue presbyterian church - 921 madison avenue, nyc

voices of ascension - Dennis keene, artistic director

From Voices of Ascension: Voices of Ascension presents a program anchored by Spanish Renaissance masters Cristobal de Morales, Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, Roque Ceruti, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Domenico Scarlatti, and George Frideric Handel's Joseph and His Brethren.

More info and tickets here




From ARTEK:  In development now: a brand new theatrical show from ARTEK celebrating the renowned artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most colorful and talented artists of the Italian baroque era, with works now in major museums. Artemisia Gentileschi's life was more dramatic than an Italian opera: trained in art by her father, raped by another artist as a teenager, she became the lover of a Florentine nobleman and a painter at the English royal courts...Artemesia's dramatic depiction of Judith Beheading Holofernes has become one of the icons of baroque art.  Renowned opera librettist and theater playwright Nahma Sandrow is creating the scenario. Singer/actress Sarah Chalfy will interpret the role of Artemisia and sing selections from the great opera repertory of mid-17th-century Rome and Venice.  Stay tuned for updates throughout the season and exact dates and times of performances.

I'm really excited for this one!  A Baroque cabaret/one-woman show!  


11/18 2017 - NYC

lasciatemi morire: beyond monteverdi

with artek early music ensemble

the flea theater | 20 thomas street, nyc


From ARTEK:  Back by popular demand - ARTEK reprises its madcap theatrical take on Monteverdi's famous lament "Lasciatemi morire" from the lost opera Arianna with our fabulous madrigal singers (Laurie Heimes, Barbara Hollinshead, Ryland Angel, Philip Anderson, and Peter Becker) and the magnificent Queen Ariadne herself (Sarah Chalfy). The show was a total hit last spring. Don't miss this second chance to hear beautiful madrigals, haunting solos, and the enchanting story of Ariadne. The show will be performed as a one-act cabaret set without intermission, approximately 75 minutes. Complimentary wine will be served. 

More info and tickets HERE

11/6 2017 - NYC

ascension sings for caribbean aid

ascension parish hall | 12 west 11th st, nyc

suggested donation: $35 at the door - donations in any amount accepted

Cash and checks accepted at the door – no credit cards at this venue. 

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Join me and my friends from Church of the Ascension and Voices of Ascension as we sing a benefit concert to raise money for aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which are still in a state of crisis after the recent hurricanes.  It will be an evening of glorious music, with refreshments and good cheer, and the proceeds will all go to Episcopal Relief, doing the good work to help get our fellow humans through a truly devastating crisis.  The suggested donation is $35, but any amount is welcome.  See you there!

9/30 2017 - nyc

love.sex.death: a cabaret @ cornelia street cafe

saturday 9/30 at 6pm | 26 cornelia street, NYC


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7/16 2017 - thessaloniki, greece

requiem for fossil fuels - by bruce odland/Sam auinger

details to come

6/2 2017 - NYC

Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum

with members of Artek - gwendolyn toth, director

Immanuel Lutheran Church - 122 e 88th street @ lexington ave

Friday, June 2nd @ 7pm

4/10 2017 - boston

manuel cardoso: missa pro defunctis

with vox ensemble - george steele, director

and new york polyphony

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, MA

3/30-4/1 2017 - NYC

lasciatemi morire: beyond monteverdi

Thursday 3/30-Saturday 4/1 @ 7:30 pm, sunday 4/2 @ 4:00 pm

café d'artek @ the Hall of st. michael's church

225 w 99th street (bway/amsterdam), nyc

2/14 2017 - nyc

V-Day Cabaret!

Tuesday, 2/14 @ 7PM 

Let's talk about LOVE, baby!  Join me for a cabaret program of songs about Love, in all its forms -- the good, the bad, and the ugly!  There will be wine and snacks -- and best of all, we should be done before 8:30, so plenty of time to make that overpriced prix-fixe dinner at that schmancy restaurant that you booked for you and your Tinder date!  


$20 suggested donation at the door



November is schubert time in sarahland!

wednesday november 9 at 7pm

schubert songs | with gwendolyn toth, fortepiano

college of mt. st vincent | president's reception room

admission by donation - suggested donation $20 ($15 students/seniors)

from ARTEK's website:

Schubert's beautiful lieder, or German language songs, will be sung by the outstanding soprano Sarah Chalfy. Ms. Chalfy is an active performer on a variety of musical stages, from Off-Broadway theatres to classical music concert halls, to cabaret and rock venues. Some of the venues she has performed in include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Knitting Factory, Galapagos, Don’t Tell Mama, and beyond. 
Her magical ability to evoke the emotional drama of poetry in any style is perfect for the poems of Goethe and Schiller that Schubert set as songs with piano accompaniment. 
Ms. Chalfy will be accompanied by Gwendolyn Toth, Mount Saint Vincent Choral Director, on the fortepiano - a historical copy of the piano that Schubert knew, and very different from a modern piano. 

The program will last approximately fifty minutes without intermission.

CLICK HERE for ARTEK's website

friday, november 18 at 8 pm

music of schubert and spohr

with nina stern, clarinet, and gwendolyn toth, fortepiano

Immanuel lutheran church | 122 east 88th street @ lexington avenue

tickets: $40 | $20 students/seniors | available at gotham early music scene (gems): click here

From ARTEK's website:

Early romantic period songs and chamber music, including Spohr's rarely heard song cycle for soprano, clarinet, and piano, and Schubert's effervescent "Shepherd on the Rock."

Artists: Sarah Chalfy, soprano
Nina Stern, clarinet
Gwendolyn Toth, fortepiano
Ms. Toth will perform on her antique 1780s fortepiano attributed to Karl Benedict. 

CLICK HERE for ARTEK's website