December 31, 2010, 7:00 pm
Church of St Paul the Apostle
Columbus Avenue at West 60th Street
Presented by the Empire State Sinfonia and the New York Festival Singers, conducted by Joseph Jones.
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D min, Op 125 ("Choral")
"For a very first concert at St. Paul's we had almost 600 in the audience, and after the Beethoven we got a huge roar from the crowd and a standing ovation, my first standing ovation; it sure felt great."