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The Fifth Century

We're excited to announce the new dates for our performances of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century, now with dates in both New York and Philadelphia! Here's the info:

Wednesday, June 15 @ 7:00pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, June 16 @ 7:00pm at Trinity Church Wall Street, 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century

To celebrate the release of our all-Bryars recording on ECM Records, we reprise The Fifth Century, Gavin’s elegiac, forty-minute reflection on Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations. Our audiences were deeply moved by this beautiful work, premiered in 2014, and its masterful interweaving of the colors of saxophones and voices. Our friends at PRISM join us again for this New York premiere.

With Gavin’s Two Love Songs for women and Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits’ Hymns from the Western Coast.

The Fifth Century, with The Crossing and PRISM, will be released by ECM records in 2016.

Ticket Holder Options:

a) hold onto your reservation and it will be honored at either the Philadelphia or New York performance. Please write to Amber McDaniel - - to let him know if you'll be attending the Philadelphia performance instead of New York.
b) write to Amber McDaniel - - and request a refund: your credit card will be credited the ticket amount in the next 7 days.
c) donate your tickets toward the costs of assembling all our forces and not doing the concert!!  You can do that by letting Amber know at

Earlier Event: February 14
Reprise 2
Later Event: June 24
Seven Responses