Our choir program is central to the life of the Cathedral, and is the principal focus of our music energies. Each week during the choir season our various choirs provide magnificent choral music at the weekly Sunday 9:30 and 11:15 am sung Eucharists.
The Sunday 9:30 Family Eucharist is normally sung by the Cathedral Girls' Choir and joined regularly by the Schola Cantorum to sing choral repertoire for this particular genre.
The 11:15 Choral Eucharist, normally sung by the Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys, features a choral setting of the Mass, in addition to other choral music..
Dear Friends of Music in the Cathedral,
The past year has been an exciting time at the Cathedral. Since the beginning of 2012, major renovations have taken place to the Cathedral building. All of the outside lower roofs have been replaced, structural issues between the roof and the ceiling have been addressed, plaster has been repaired/replaced where necessary, and the remainder of the nave has been repainted. Many other smaller inside issues have been addressed, as well. The building looks spectacular, and we’re thrilled that this stage of the work has finally been completed!
The work on the building continues now, with critical repairs being made to the roof above the organ chamber, and then to the Lady Chapel. As part of the work on the Cathedral fabric, numerous issues involving our Casavant Organ are also being addressed. , and a significant portion of pipework has been removed for cleaning and safe-keeping.
Because of the recent hurricane which affected our entire area, the work on the Cathedral has been delayed. This has required us to cancel the majority of our concert series this season, to allow Foley-Baker (the organ maintenance firm) the needed time to complete the instrument without a looming deadline. While we regret having to do this, we realize the need to focus on other more pressing matters, especially the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in our area. And there should be no doubt that the organ recital series will return next season, in a renovated Cathedral with the organ returned to prime condition.
We invite you to join us for our choral services and March choir concert this season, and we look forward to the resumption of our full series next year.
Cathedral Choirs Development Fund
CCDF is a non-profit association, separate from the Cathedral of the Incarnation, dedicated to supporting the work of the Choirs of the Cathedral. Funds are under the control of a Board of Directors comprised of representatives of the choir parents and the Cathedral congregation. The Fund is dedicated to ensuring the continued excellence of the Cathedral Choirs by supporting their regular operating budgets. The Fund is also committed to making possible national and international tours for the Choirs. Donations to the CCDF are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The Cathedral Choirs Development Fund plans a wide variety of fund-raising activities for the coming season, including a Christmas Flower Sale, a Mardi Gras Dinner with live Jazz, a Restaurant Gift Certificate Raffle, and the annual Festival of Flowers. We encourage you to support our fundraising efforts on behalf of our Choirs. Please call (516) 746-2955 for more information on these events.
Friends of Music in the Cathedral
The Cathedral's music budget is unable to completely fund our musical offerings. Without the generosity of our supporters who provide us with needed additional funding for our music series, we would be unable to offer the rich and varied program that has been a part of the Cathedral of the Incarnation for many years.
We invite you to become a Friend of Music. You may give at any amount listed below. Your gift will help us continue offering quality music to Long Island in the wonderful architectural setting of the Cathedral, and will help pay for musicians fees, advertising, brochures and administrative costs. Checks should be made out to Music in the Cathedral, and all gifts are tax deductible.