The Angel’s Share is a new classical music concert series set in the Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, presenting top-level opera and chamber music ensembles in a remarkable space that is normally closed to the public. Each event also includes a pre-concert reception at sunset overlooking the Manhattan skyline, with a whiskey tasting, beer, and light food, before descending at dusk to the Catacombs.
The series is co-presented by Unison Media and The Green-Wood Cemetery, and is a sister series to Unison’s acclaimed Crypt Sessions concerts in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem.
The Angel’s Share is generously sponsored by Yamaha (who provide the glorious pianos), and our tasting partners: Virgil Kaine Lowcountry, Whiskey Co., Van Brunt Stillhouse, The Larsen Projekt, Camlow Cellars, Prizefight Whiskey, and Kings County Distillery.
As night falls across Green-Wood, step through the iconic Gothic Arch and into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds. Guided by the thousands of flickering candles, you’ll wander along the Cemetery’s winding paths and have chance encounters with musicians, moving images, performance artists, and storytellers. It all takes place against the stunning backdrop of one New York City’s most historic and storied landscapes, lit by the light of the silvery moon.
We'll be partnering with the amazing independent film producers Rooftop Films; purveyors of the arcane Morbid Anatomy; performing arts powerhouse Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and storytelling magicians The Moth
This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required. Attendees will be walking through the Cemetery at night, appropriate attire is recommended. Programming on both nights is identical. Tickets are only valid for the date of the reservation (i.e. you may not switch nights).
We regret that the venue is not handicap accessible.
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“Catnip to . . . unabashed graveyard lovers like me, this 478-acre cemetery, fronted by a spectacular gothic arch, presents a stunning landscape.”
– The New York Times
“Brooklyn’s Best Underground Music Scene...one of the most riveting and unusual chamber music performances of my lifetime”
“Live opera, staged among the dead...evocative...at Green-Wood, [Ousley] is upping his game.”
“Only darkness and candlelight will envelop visitors as the city’s top opera and chamber music ensembles deliver emotional performances.”
Incorporated in 1838, The Green-Wood Cemetery stretches across 478 pastoral acres in Brooklyn and boasts extraordinary works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century sculpture, statuary and architecture. Home to thousands of historic figures, The Green-Wood Cemetery offers tours of its grounds, concerts, book readings and other public events throughout the year. Green-Wood has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.