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With in-person performances likely not possible for the entirety of the 2020–2021 season, the Academy of Sacred Drama is pleased to present a fully online season of performances, lectures, and classes.

Watch our first four online programs streamed live in June and July below. We’re always working to up the production value of our online offerings in order to enable memorable experiences of sacred drama in both our physical and digital lives.

Summer 2020 Performers and Lecturers

June 2020 Lecture Jeremy Rhizor, lecturer
June 2020 Performance Jeremy Rhizor, violin

July 2020 Lecture Tony Lopresti, lecturer; Jeremy Rhizor, master of ceremonies
July 2020 Performance Peter Walker, bass-baritone and harp/symphonia

Jeremy Rhizor, master of ceremonies
Jeremy Rhizor is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Baroque oratorio repertoire and is the driving force for its revival in the United States. Along with reviving the music of oratorios, Rhizor has reconstructed the format of oratorio performances by retaining the lecture or sermon between musical halves in large-scale two-part oratorios. As the founder and artistic director of the Academy of Sacred Drama, Rhizor built an organization inspired by Baroque academies into an institution that champions the performance and research of sacred drama. Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by The New York Times, Rhizor is a core member of Aureas Voces in Nova Scotia and performs with early music ensembles throughout North America on the violin. He will be the guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra for a Naxos Records recording in the 2021–2022 season. Rhizor lives in White Plains, NY.

Performances and lectures will be scheduled on a rolling basis. All programs will take place on Fridays at 7:15 PM EDT.

September 2020 Lecture
September 2020 Performance

October 2020 Lecture
October 2020 Performance

November 2020 Lecture
November 2020 Performance

December 2020 Lecture
December 2020 Performance

January 2021 Lecture
January 2021 Performance

February 2021 Lecture
February 2021 Performance

March 2021 Lecture
March 2021 Performance

April 2021 Lecture
April 2021 Performance

May 2021 Lecture
May 2021 Performance

June 2021 Lecture
June 2021 Performance