Natural Expressions


Collete Ryder of The Rockefeller University’s Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will be singing with NYCHORAL on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 14th at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii Church (25 Carmine St.). The event, “Celebration! A NYCHORAL Christmas,” features Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” John Rutter’s “Gloria,” Ola Gjeilo’s “A Spotless Rose” and “The Rose,” Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” and an audience sing-along. Children under 12 years old can receive reduced admission for the family matinee on Saturday. Contact Collette Ryder ( for more information and discounts on tickets.

On Saturday, December 14th at 7 p.m., Lance Langston of the O’Donnell Laboratory and Alison North of The Rockefeller University Bio-Imaging Resource Center will be singing with the Central City Chorus at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church (552 West End Avenue). The program features “Mid-Winter Songs” by Morten Lauridsen, the New York premier of “Lux Brumalis” by Nathaniel Adams, and other festive seasonal works. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and can be purchased online at the Central City Chorus website.


Bernie Langs of The Rockefeller University Development Office has released a new music video, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” In this latest video, Langs performs music by the Bee Gees and Madonna, acting as both musician and film director. Check out his video here on YouTube.

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