Academy of Sacred Drama musicians will perform chamber music and excerpts from Baroque oratorios. The Academy will be performing a 45 min program at 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM. If you’re taking the train from New York City, take the 9:10 AM train from Grand Central to catch the morning performance (or the 10:10 AM to catch much of it), and take the 12:10 PM train from Grand Central to catch the afternoon performance (or the 1:10 PM to catch much of it).
The festival will spotlight the highly talented artists that have made the area their home. There will be a wide array of fine artists with offerings ranging from paintings, glass-blown objects and sculptures, pottery and woodturning to millinery (hats/purses) and jewelry, even the art of cigar rolling! Bobo’s, the local hot spot for food & coffee drinks, will be there with their very popular bowls, pastries & sandwiches, and Pouring Rein will be serving up local ciders. The jazz trio Chick’s Candy Store will open and end the day as well as a performance by the Academy of Sacred Drama with live chamber and opera music that will showcase the organization’s new arrival to North Salem.
Fiona Gillespie, soprano
Chloe Fedor, violin
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba
Adam Cockerham, theorbo
Marc Bellassai, harpsichord
The Academy of Sacred Drama is an artistic community whose mission is to respond to the cultural and social needs of our day through the revival of the sacred drama genre. The organization regularly hosts performances of Baroque oratorios (mostly from around 1660–1720) along with lectures and other events. Most of our performances occur at institutions that have made a significant contribution to cultural life in the United States, such as the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Corpus Christi Church in New York City. Additionally, we create editions and English translations of oratorios that have not been performed since the Baroque era, and we publish the Sacred Drama Journal—a general readership magazine about the themes and history of sacred drama. In 2021, the Academy will perform live in North Salem, NY and New York City.
Traveling to Croton Falls from Grand Central Station is straightforward and easy to do. Buy a round-trip offpeak or senior (if applicable) ticket at Grand Central, and take the next Southeast-bound Metro North train. On Saturday, June 26 there are trains from Grand Central at 9:10 AM, 10:10 AM, 11:10 AM, 12:10 PM, 1:10 PM, and 2:10 PM. Check the Metro North website for the latest schedule: https://new.mta.info/schedules
Croton Falls is 1 hour and 22 minutes away from Grand Central and is located one stop before Brewster. No transfer is required. Travel in the first four cars to be able to get off at Croton Falls. A short walk under the railroad bridge will have you strolling by open studios for tours including renowned artist Tom Christopher’s studio, galleries, and the park hosting the festival.
Parking is immediately on your right as you enter Croton Falls village. A short walk under the railroad bridge will have you strolling by open studios for tours including renowned artist Tom Christopher’s studio, galleries, and the park hosting the festival.