Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra, in their 44th season of performing, will present a concert featuring classical music set in the splendor of historic Saint John Kanty Roman Catholic Church, this year celebrating 125 years as a parish. Marylouise Nana is founder, music director and conductor and will lead the orchestra on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. The talented Emily Tworek Helenbrook, soprano soloist, will also perform.
Maestra Nana is excited to return to the Saint John Kanty venue as a highlight in the church’s 125th Anniversary events. The yearlong anniversary celebration concludes in November with Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard Malone, followed by dinner and dancing at The Millennium.
Have a previous connection to St John Kanty? We would love to welcome you back to escape from modern day, high volume, repetitive ‘music’ to hear quality music in a beautiful church! Tickets for the concert are $12 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance via Paypal on church’s website Further information: 893-0412 between 9-noon Monday through Friday. Website: https://stjohnkantychurchbuffalo.wordpress.com/
About Saint John Kanty Church: Historic Saint John Kanty Church opened for worship in 1892 and is located on Broadway between Brownell and Swinburne Streets. It is handicap accessible with off street parking. Several features inside the church of particular interest include the life size wooden carving of The Last Supper which survived a three alarm fire in the mid-1950’s; four stained glass windows located in the Sanctuary created by local stained glass artist Jozef Mazur; a large marble carving of the crucified Christ as the focal point of the Sanctuary, and the Rose window, original to the church and made by Buffalo Stained Glass Works, that portrays Saint John Kanty at its center.