Schedule of Music Programs

Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2017-2018

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Choral Evensong for Lent

Sunday, March 4th at 4:00pm

This Evensong for the Third Sunday in Lent includes the Second Service by William Byrd, and the Preces & Responses by William Ayleward.

Organ Recital: Virginius Barkauskas

Sunday, March 11th at 4:00pm

Virginius Barkauskas is a concert organist and serves as the Director of Music at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Melville. Born in Lithuania, Barkauskas completed a Master of Arts in Music and Liturgy with an emphasis on organ at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He also studied organ and piano performance at the Lithuanian National Academy of Music in Vilnius. He has performed widely through the U.S. and Europe, and his concert here three years ago was well-received by the many who attended. By chance, the concert date is also the 28th anniversary of the Lithuanian independence from the former Soviet Union.

Suggested donation: $20 for general seating, $10 for seniors, students and children admitted free.

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Choral Concert: eVoco Voice Collective

Saturday, March 18th at 4:00pm

The eVoco Voice Collective is an award-winning collection of singers whose shared mission is to invite listeners into the extraordinary experience of singing, together. This concert, called In Remembrance, will feature the Requiem of Herbert Howells, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Tarik O'Regan, and many more.

Discounted tickets are available on their website at Tickets at the door are $25 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students.

The Office of Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30pm

Tenebrae, a favorite of the cathedral community, sees the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord, remains. Music for this service will be sung by the upper voices of the choir, including works by Pergolesi, Sumsion, Martin, and Archer.

Solemn Mass for Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29th at 7:30pm

This Mass commemorates the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, and includes the Washing of Feet, recreating the action of the Lord the night before his crucifixion. Choral music will include works of Duruflé, DeLasso and Near.

Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Friday, March 30th at 12:15pm

This liturgy commemorates the passion and death of the Lord. Choral music will include the Passion of Saint John by Victoria, and the motets by Richard Proulx and Roman Hurko.

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, March 31st at 7:30pm

The first Mass of Easter begins in a darkened cathedral. A great fire is lit, and at the acclamation of "Alleluia, Christ is risen!" the lights are turned on and the celebration of the resurrection begins. Music sung will include works by Leo Nestor, Richard Proulx and Antonio Lotti.

Solemn Mass for Easter Day

Sunday, April 1st at 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Music at the 9:30 Family Mass and the 11:15 Choral Mass will be sung by the Cathedral Choirs, and will include the Incarnation Mass by Malcolm Archer, written specially for the cathedral.

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ALBA Consort

Renaissance Reborn

Sunday, April 15th at 4:00pm

Experience the hauntingly beautiful melodies and dynamic rhythms of early Mediterranean music as performed on traditional and historical instruments by the ALBA Consort: Margo Gezairlian Grib, soprano, vielle; Christopher Morrongiello, lute, guitarra espanola, Carlo Valte, oud; and Rex Benincasa, historical percussion, tenor, and hurdy-gurdy.

This program will also include modern compositions written for the ALBA Consort by Long Island composer Leonard Lehrman.

Suggested Donations: $20 general seating; $10 seniors, students & children admitted free

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Choral Evensong for Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 4pm

Here on our island home, we possess a special reverence for the beauty of all creation. This evensong will focus on the world God has given us, and feature guest conductor Simon Lole (BBC, Salisbury Cathedral). The concert will feature images of creation from The Saint John's Bible. Tours will be offered of the cathedral, focusing on the flora and fauna of Long Island displayed in the architecture, plus an arboreal tour of the cathedral grounds. To reserve a tour, contact the cathedral office at


Cathedral of the Incarnation

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Hofstra Collegium Musicum

Love is Your Master

Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30pm

The Hofstra Collegium Musicum, directed by Dr. Christopher Morrongiello, is an organization of students, alumni, and community members dedicated to the performance of repertoire from the heritage of early music.

This concert features Renaissance & Early Baroque songs, madrigals, & instrumental music on the power of love by John Dowland, John Danyel, Claudin de Sermisy, Jacques Arcadelt, Thomas Campion, Michael Cavendish, & Claudio Monteverdi.

Tickets: $10; students under 18, free with ID

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Emily Eagen, John Mark Rozendaal, Jason Priset

Ayres from an English Afternoon: Songs for Lute, Voice, & Viol

Friday, April 27th at 7:30pm

Emily Eagen (soprano), Jason Priset (lute and guitar), and John Mark Rozendaal (viol) bring a concert of gems from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, as well as an offering of 17th-century solo songs. Works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Thomas Morley, John Coprario, and José Marin will be included. Also, in keeping with the improvisatory spirit of the Baroque era, a few surprises from the 20th-century jazz catalog will be offered as well!

Suggested Donations: $20 general seating; $10 seniors, students & children admitted free

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Matthew Koraus

The Harpsichord's Voice

Sunday, April 29th at 4:00pm

A recital featuring a variety of delightful, virtuoso works for harpsichord by J.S. Bach, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti, as well as a completely improvised suite of French dance movements, employing a theme of the audience's choosing.

Suggested Donations: $20 general seating; $10 seniors, students & children admitted free

Choral Evensong for Eastertide

Sunday, May 6th at 4:00pm

This Evensong for Eastertide will include the Evening Service in G by Herbert Sumsion, sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Long Distance/Beaming Music: A Concert for Marimba and Organ

Sunday, May 20th at 4:00pm

This program is centered around two pieces: Nico Muhly's Beaming Music for marimba and organ, and Steven Snowden's Long Distance, a four-movement piece for vibraphone, marimba, and electronics. This concert will showcase some of the expanded repertoire for the instruments, utilizing them in unconventional ways and with extended techniques. Percussionist Bryan Michael Wysocki and organist Larry Tremsky (Director of Music at the Cathedral) will perform.

Suggested donation: $20 for general seating, $10 for seniors, free for students and children.

Choral Evensong and Chorister Recognition Day

Sunday, June 3rd at 4:00pm

This final service of the choir season is sung by both the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Singers, and includes the Magnificat & Nunc dimitis in B flat by Charles Stanford.