Performances

This 2022–2023 season, the Academy of Sacred Drama celebrates the coming of Christmas and Easter with oratorios by one of the most celebrated composers of his day: Giovanni Bononcini (1670–1747), a contemporary of G.F. Handel.

Special thanks to our season sponsor BY Wound Care Internal Medicine: Byoung Yang, MD.

Triumph Over Temptation


St. Nicholas

This December, we will present Bononcini’s San Nicola di Bari (1693), a musical drama which reveals the untold story of the early life of St. Nicholas—before he became known for giving gifts in secret.

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM at St. James the Less Church, Scarsdale, NY
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, NYC


A Change of Heart

In March, Mary Magdalene gets caught between the influence of Profane and Divine Love in La Conversione di Maddalena (1701).

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30 PM at St. James the Less Church, Scarsdale, NY
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:45 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, NYC


In our time, responding to global calamities is often thought to be a greater moral imperative than the personal pursuit of virtue. What then will we make of Baroque poets who engage with stories about the triumph of virtue over temptation?

Join us to find out.


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