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.
“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.