What a Neighborhood! & St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville, cordially invite you to

Open rehearsal: Sunday October 10 from 1-3 pm
Performance & reception: Wednesday October 13 at 7:30 pm

St Mary’s Episcopal Church
521 West 126th Street, 1/2 block west of Amsterdam
Near the #104 bus and #1 subway (Wheelchair accessible- call for details)
For more information call 212-222-2101 or email orfeoduo@gmail.com

A brilliant band of composers from the School for Designing a Society in Urbana, Illinois, will visit to collaborate with composers and other neighbors in Morningside Heights and West Harlem and perform an inspiring spectrum of visionary work from microtonal duets to gospel music toa play! Bring your friends and family! Meet the neighbors!

Composers and performers: Elizabeth Adams, Jacob Barton, Mark Enslin, Andrew Heathwaite, Keith McKinney, Susan Parenti, Lysander Puccio, the St Mary’s Gospel Choir, the Orfeo Duo (Vita Wallace and Ishmael Wallace), and the Hullabaloo Chorus.

You are warmly invited to take part in the creative process in the open rehearsal!

What a Neighborhood! presents warm, intimate, exciting performances that celebrate Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, & the Manhattan Valley primarily through the music of living local composers. We founded the series in 2003 to encourage and inspire composers and draw neighbors together, helping to nurture a strong community that includes all the diversity of our area. We would love to get to know you. Please call us at 212-222-2101, email us at orfeoduo@gmail.com, or better yet, introduce yourself at one of our events. Let us know of any composers of any age who might not yet be listed on our map of over 200 neighborhood composers!
Love, Vita and Ishmael

Made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, & the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Support for the October 13 program is provided in part by a grant from the Harlem Community Arts Fund, a program of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. October 10 and 13th funded in part through Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program. The Orfeo Duo is sponsored by the 102-103 Streets Block Association and The Field.

One thought on “Composing the World We Live In

  1. I had the pleasure to visit St. Mary’s for the first time today (unfortunately,it was for a funeral). I was impressed with the atmosphere in this historic facility, tucked away from most passing cars. You can feel the joy of the Lord and the excitement of life in this place. Reading about all the activities and outreaches to the community shows that size doesn’t matter. What does matter is a willing and faithful heart. That’s what I see in St. Mary’s. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you as you do His work.


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