Crypt Sessions Returns to New York's Washington Heights

The intimate concerts, which take place in an underground church crypt in upper Manhattan, are back after a two-year pandemic hiatus

(Photo credit: Andrew Ousley)


Death of Classical's Crypt Sessions is to return in 2022 to the crypt chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession, located in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights.

The first session will feature two premieres. Cellist Wendy Sutter will give the world premiere of a new cello suite by Philip Glass, while the PUBLIQuartet will give the New York premiere of a new quartet work by composer and jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell.

Death of Classical does not release concert dates on their website, so the best way to be notified of an upcoming session is to join their mailing list. You can also get early access to ticket sales by making a donation to the sessions.

"After two long years, it gives me indescribable pleasure to announce that we will finally be able to return to performances in the Crypt Chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights!" wrote organizer Andrew Ousley.

You can view a recording of violinist Lara St John and pianist Matt Herskowitz performing a Macedonian circle dance at an earlier Crypt Session below.