Sag Harbor Song Festival
Thursday, September 29th | 6:30 PM
Friday, September 30th | 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 1st | 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 2nd | 12:00 PM
Tickets Now Available
A Four Concert Series
It is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural season of the Sag Harbor Song Festival.
The ingredients thus far promise a world class experience of music in a setting of intrinsic beauty and an intimacy of presentation. A four-concert festival spanning three evenings and culminating with a matinee performance, the performances will consist of a mixture of operatic repertory, musical theatre, songs and lieder covering a musical panorama and highlighting the talent of six rising stars of immense talent. These singers have appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bayerische Opera, Staatstheater Stuttgart, and in venues from the White House to St. Patrick's Cathedral.
A Reading and performance by Mfoniso Udofia
Saturday, October 8th | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
$20 includes performance
$40 includes performance and wine/cheese reception
a rich blending of acting, reading, and song
The Church is honored to welcome acclaimed storyteller and educator, Mfoniso Udofia. Udofia will read and perform excerpts from several of the plays in her nine-play cycle, The Ufot Family Cycle, which envisions the immigrant experience of a singular Nigerian family from their arrival in America in 1968 through 2051. Since the plays in this cycle vary in style/genre—kitchen-sink play, Greek play, ultra-realism, musical, memory-play—Udofia’s reading will be a rich blending of acting, reading and song. The evening will include insights into Udofia’s creative process, the history involved, and her own background.
October 11th | 4:00 PM
Cash Donations accepted at the door
With Meredith Spolarich, Elizabeth Hallock, and Miachesca Gangemi
The Church is pleased to welcome Pierson High School seniors for a performance of "Silent Strings" an ensemble of music and poetry celebrating the joys and wonders of the natural environment. Together– poet Meredith Spolarich, violinist Elizabeth Hallock, and harpist Miachesca Gangemi constructed the musical program that incorporates both instrumental classics as well as their very own written pieces.
Further emphasizing their love and support of the environment the students encourage attendees, upon entry, to make a cash donation of any amount with all proceeds going to benefit the Friends of Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.
October 12th | 5:00 PM
With Isabel Vincent
We are pleased to welcome best-selling investigative journalist and author Isabel Vincent to speak about her newest book, Overture of Hope: Two Sisters’ Daring Plan That Saved Opera’s Jewish Stars from the Third Reich. Utilizing her background as a journalist, Vincent delves into pre–World War II history to tell the incredible story of heroic sisters Ida and Louise Cook. Vincent will be joined by New York Post senior reporter, Dana Kennedy, who will interview the author. The evening will conclude with a book signing.
Open Studio - Monotype Printmaking
Tuesday, September 13th | 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18th | 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Led by Samuel Havens and Susan Bachemin
Join us at The Church as we continue our Open Studio- Monotype Printmaking sessions. Led by local printmakers Samuel Havens and Susan Bachemin, this series of recurring workshops provides an open exploration of techniques unique to monotype printmaking, and the exciting possibilities of this richly rewarding image-making process.
October 21st | 6:00 PM
With Carlos Barrios
The Church is thrilled to have this month’s Knowledge Friday feature East Hampton luthier Carlos Barrios. The evening will begin with a screening of The Search for Tone – A Guitar Maker’s Path, directed by John Jinks, a short documentary on Barrios that follows the creation of one of his guitars from start to finish. Following the screening Barrios will be interviewed by The Church Co-Founder April Gornik on his life and career as a luthier on the East End.
October 22nd | 5:30 PM
Speaks on guitars in HAND MADE
Join us at The Church to hear from the expert who selected the 16 rare and classic guitars currently on display– renowned guitarist G.E. Smith. G.E. will speak on the beautifully crafted guitars– many of which come from his private collection. The evening will allow guests to see the guitars through the eyes of G.E., providing insight into what he values in the instruments. The collection includes both acoustic and electric guitars that date from 1810-1992.
Children's Spooky Story Hour
October 28th | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
At The Church
Join us at The Church for Children’s Spooky Story Hour. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend an hour filled with Halloween themed books, festive treats, and hot apple cider. Coinciding with the reading, actors will perform the storyline– making this event appropriate for children of all reading levels, languages, learning abilities and those who may be hard of hearing.
October 28th | 6:30 PM
With Jill Bialosky and A.M. Homes
We are thrilled to announce best-selling authors Jill Bialosky and A.M. Homes in conversation about their newest novels, The Deceptions by Bialosky and The Unfolding by Homes. The two writers will read excerpts from their novels and interview each other on the works, their process, and careers. Canio’s Culture Café will provide copies of the authors books for sale. The evening with conclude with a book signing.
October 29th | 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Fall benefit for The Church
“Come as you aren’t” to MONSTER SMASH, a Halloween costume dance party with proceeds benefitting The Church. Inspired by Sag Harbor’s Halloween traditions, The Church is excited to join the spooky festivities. The evening will begin on the building’s ground floor where guests can escape the chilled autumn air and be met with specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. At the stroke of 7 PM, guests will be ushered upstairs where they’ll be greeted with a harvest-inspired grazing table.
Walking Tour of Oakland Cemetery
October 30th | 10:00 AM
Led by April Gornik
Join The Church Co-Founder April Gornik for a walking tour of Oakland Cemetery. Founded in 1840, the cemetery is the permeant resting place of over 4,000 people, including more 18th and 19th century sea captains than in any other Long Island cemetery. Many of The Church’s very own Sag Harbor Saints are buried there– including Nelson Algren, George Balanchine, Spalding Gray, James Salter among others. A rain date for the tour will be held on Saturday, November 5th.
Community Costume Contest
October 31st | 5:30 -7:30 PM
Free to Attend
Registration Fee: $10 for adults | $5 children 12 and under
at The Church
On Halloween from 5:30PM-7PM, following the Pumpkin Trail, The Church invites everyone to enter our Community Costume Contest. Judges will declare first, second, and third place winners for three different categories: children (12 and under), adults/teens and pets. The panel of judges will include The Church team along with Lisa Field and other members of the Sag Harbor community.