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collectio musicorumMusic of Robert Johnson--the Heretic Priest.

Robert Johnson was a 16th Scottish composer/priest who escaped execution for heresy during the Reformation by escaping to England, where he continued to write music and preach. His music and memory were virtually erased from Scottish history until the musicologist Elaine Moohan unearthed his compositions in English and continental collections. Collectio Musicorum is the only North American ensemble with permission to perform his music.

Collectio Musicorum is an ensemble devoted to giving the best possible performances of music from the earliest of times. We combine the latest musicological research with the highest possible level of musicianship to present historically informed concerts that are both scholarly and entertaining. We also strive to resurrect music that is rarely, if ever, performed.

Featuring vocalists:

Amanda Sidebottom
Patrick Fennig
Nate Adams
Richard Lippold
Jeff Dailey 


1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue


Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.