Revelations Quintet to fill air with classic music in Flushing

By Gabrielle Prusak

Classical music lovers will not have to travel to Manhattan this weekend to hear Bach and Handel: they will be able to get their melodious fix right in Flushing.

“I thought it would be a nice type of event because these [performances] are very rare in our area,” said Mary’s Nativity Church Music Director Paul Joseph.

Performing at the church Sunday is Revelations Quintet, whose leader John Wolfe, is a member of the church.

“I’m very good friends with Paul Joseph,” said Wolfe. “He’s very generous in hosting our concert and the church leadership has been generous.”

The members of the band met while getting their master’s degrees at Queens College.

Revelations Quintet is made up of Erik Andersen on cello, Kate Goddard on violin and Tod Hedrick on a Renaissance-era cello called a viola da gamba. Wolfe rounds out the group on the harpsichord and organ. Joining the musicians will be soprano Candace Lynn Matthews.

“They’re a great dynamic group,” said Joseph. “There aren’t many young early music ensemble’s.”

The church hopes to use this performance as stepping stone to a full music series.

“I really encourage anyone to come and hear,” Wolfe said. “It’s an incredible experience for us to play very old timeless music.”

He added, “These are some of the masterpieces of the world’s music. We’re thrilled to be able to perform it and hope that other people would want to be involved and experience it too.”

If you Go

Revelations Quintet

When: Sunday, July 20, at 4 pm

Where: Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $10/advance, $15/at door

Contact: (718) 359-5996