Past Events

2014 Concert Series

This exciting concert series, with the generous support of Baxter Healthcare, featured some of the best and most interesting talent Western New York has to offer!

In February, ORG presented the return of a crowd favorite - The Fredonia Trombone Choir: An Evening of Pops & Classics! From the SUNY Fredonia School of Music, this ensemble of two dozen trombones performed everything from familiar pop standards to classical themes– an absolutely majestic sound that, combined with the soaring venue of St. Mary's Church, took your breath away!

In March 2014, ORG presented the Celtic phenomenon from East Rochester, New York, Róisín Dubh - The Black Rose: An Evening of Irish Traditional Music! These extraordinary students from East Rochester High School have been featured on NPR and perform the traditional music of Ireland in authentic traditional and contemporary styles. They have performed more than 250 times, released three albums, and shared the stage with some of the top Irish musicians from our region and the world! Performed in historic St. Mary’s - the church “built by the Irish”, Saturday, March 8th, 2014 - an evening of heart-stopping Celtic beauty!

ORG is especially grateful to Baxter Healthcare for sponsoring the 2014 Concert Series!


Anonymous 4 performing at St. Mary's Church, Medina, April 4, 2013The Orleans Renaissance Group hosted world renowned A Capella artists Anonymous 4 who premiered their new program, Marie & Marion: Motets & Songs from the Montpellier Codex, Thursday, April 4th, 2013, in the historic sanctuary of St. Mary's RC Church, Medina, NY.

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.

The ensemble has performed on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including appearances at Tanglewood, Wolftrap, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival and the Brisbane Biennial. Enchanted both by their live performances and by their eighteen recordings of medieval, contemporary, and American music, Anonymous 4′s listeners have bought nearly two million copies of the group’s albums on the harmonia mundi label.

The Orleans Renaissance Group is very grateful for the generosity of the following who made Anonymous 4's performance possible :

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Krenning • The Greycliffe String Quartet • Medina Business Association • An Anonymous Donor • Mrs. Patricia Kennedy • Mr. William Hungerford • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Madejski • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sanderson • Bank of Castile • Mrs. Marcia Touhey • Mr. & Mrs. Lance Mark • Mr. & Mrs Ronald Furness • Ms. Barbara Filipiak • Ms. Sherill Cavers • NYSCA & GO Art

NYSCAAnonymous 4 in Medina was also made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

A special thank you for the support of the following: Holy Trinity Parish (St. Mary's R.C. Church), Alliance Artist Management, The Print Shop, The Book Shoppe, A. M. Smith Group, Roxy's Music Store, The String House, Zambistro, The Shirt Factory Cafe, WNED Buffalo, The Journal Register, The Batavia Daily, Events Coordinator Chris Busch, Adam Tabelski, Lynne Menz, Brigette Yaxley, Ric Jones, Aaron Grabowski, Paul-Joseph Struckmann, Kathy Blackburn, Cindy Robinson, Roberta Furness, Jean Benson, Skip Draper, Kathleen Rooney Communications & Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council.

Proceeds from this concert will go towards the restoration of Bent's Opera House. Thank you, Anonymous 4 and all who attended!

Easy Street Big Band

Thank you to the Easy Street Big Band for performing a selection of big band and holiday hits at the United Methodist Church on December 6, 2012. This performance was made possible by the generosity of Diane & Bruce Krenning. The complimentary reception was provided by Ric Jones and Imagine Music Publishing. Thank you to all who attended!

Genesee Chorale & Orchestra

Thank you to Director & Conductor Ric Jones and the Genesee Chorale and Orchestra for their performance of Schubert Mass No. 6 on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church (St. Mary's RC Church). This concert was made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council of the Arts administered by the Genesee Regional Arts Council.


Click to download poster in PDFThank you to the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Trombone Choir for their performance on Sat., Feb. 18th, 2012 at St. Mary's Church (Holy Trinity).

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music Trombone Choir under the direction of Carl Mazzio, former Principal Trombonist with the BPO Concert featured the power of twenty-three trombones, trombone soloists, and a trombone quartet- all in the celebrated acoustics of historic St. Mary's Church.



Greycliffe String Quartet


Thank you to the Greycliffe String Quartet for their Hadyn for the Holidays performance in December 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church. A special thanks to Rev. & Mrs. Struckman for their sponsorship. To learn more about Greycliffe, visit their


Thank you, Lake Plains Players for your performances of "Nunset Boulevard" at Oakes Winery Oct. 7 & 8, 2011 that benefitted Bent's Opera House renovations! And, thank you, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery for hosting this event!

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The Genesee Chorale, Symphony and Children's Choir performed at St. Mary's Church in May 2011 to celebrate their 40th year

Thank you to Ric Jones and the Genesee Chorale, Orchestra & Children's Choir
for their spectacular performance in Medina, 5/13/2011...Celebrating 40 Years!
Read an article on "Genesee Chorale Concert: Heaven on Earth".

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BPO performed at St. Mary's Church in February 2011

Thank you to Paul Ferington and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
for their outstanding performance in Medina, 2/17/2011.

Listen to a radio interview with Paul Ferington, BPO Maestro.

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