Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2018-2019
Steinway Piano Rededication Recital: Veselin Ninov and the New York Virtuosos
Sunday, September 23rd at 4pm
The past year has seen the complete restoration of our 1931 Steinway concert grand piano.
This magnificent, vintage instrument will now take its rightful place in the acoustical splendor of the cathedral. Playing the rededication concert will be Bulgarian born pianist Veselin Ninov, winner of numerous competitions in the USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey. Mr. Ninov will present a program featuring arrangements of major solo piano and orchestra works by Mozart, Gershwin, and Piazzolla. He will be accompanied by the New York Virtuosos, an ensemble by MUZIKA Foundation for the Future.
Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 online, with special discounts for seniors. Students and children are admitted free.
Choral Evensong for St. Francis Day and Blessing of Animals
Sunday, October 7th at 4:00pm
Bring your pets to the Cathedral for this annual favorite, which festures music by the Cathedral Choir. This special Evensong is designed to accommodate the attention span of the "average" pet.
Choral Mass with Royal Hospital School Chapel Choir
Sunday, October 14th at 11:15am
Organ Recital: Daniel Ficarri
Sunday, October 28th at 4:00pm
Daniel Ficarri is a rising organist and composter, currently studying at The Julliard School with Paul Jacobs. Ficarri is quickly making his mark as a versatile soloist and and ensemble musician in New York City--his recent performance of John Cage's Souvenir for Organ was listed under the "Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments in The New York Times. An active church musician, Ficarri currently works as an Organ Scholar at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan.
Suggested donation: $20 general seating, seniors $10, students & children admitted free. Discount tickets are available by purchasing tickets online in advance.
Choral Evensong for All Saints Day & the 150th Anniversary of The Diocese of Long Island
Sunday, November 4th at 4pm
This Evensong for the Feast of All Saints' will include the anthem I will set his dominion in the sea by Horatio Parker, written specially for the Cathedral Choir in 1891.
A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas
Sunday, December 16th at 4:00pm
One of the highlights of our season, this Christmas favorite will include carol settings by Herbert Howells, Bob Chilcott, Mykola Leontovych, David Willcocks and John Rutter, sung by the full Cathedral Choirs.
Solemn Mass for Christmas Eve, preceded by carols
Monday, December 24th at 7:30pm & 11:00pm
Join us for Christmas Eve at the Cathedral, with Masses at 7:30pm and 11pm, preceded by carols beginning 30 minutes beforehand. Music will include carols sung by the choir, the Missa Brevis in C ("Spatzenmesse") by Mozart, and traditional carols sung by all.
Choral Evensong for Candlemas
Sunday, February 3rd at 4:00pm
This Evensong celebrates the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, forty days after his birth, and will be sung by the Cathedral Choir. Music will include the Evening Service in E by Herbert Murrill, and the Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré.
Choral Evensong for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00pm
This Evensong, celebrating the Transfiguration of the Lord, will feature the Cathedral Choir and will iunclude the anthem Transfiguration by Craig Phillips.
Choral Concert: eVoco Collective Mixed Ensemble "Bernstein at 100"
Sunday, March 17th at 4:00pm
The eVoco Voice Collective is an award winning collection of singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities whose shared mission is to invite listeners into the extraordinary experience of singing, together. As passionate advocates for excellence in the choral and vocal art, they present evocative concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, summoning the power of the empathetic imagination to remind us of our shared human experiences.
This program is titled Bernstein at 100, and includes the Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis, and other choral works.
Tickets: $25 general seating, $15 seniors. Students & children admistted free. Advance tickets at a discounted rate are available at eVoco's website.
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sunday, April 7th at 4:00pm
For this Evensong for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Cathedral Choir will be joined by the choir of St. John's of Lattingtown Episcopal Church. Music will include the Glouster Service by Herbert Howells.
The Office of Tenebrae
Wednesday, April 17th 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, April 18th 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, Bruckner, and Near.
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Friday, April 19th 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, April 20th at 7:30pm
This liturgy, the first Mass of Easter, begins in a darkened cathedral, lit only by candlelight. At the proclamation of "Alleluia, Christ is risen!", the cathedral is lit and the celebration of the Resurrection begins. Music sung will include works by Leo Nestor, Matthew Owen, and Antonio Lotti.
Solemn Mass for Easter Day
Sunday, April 21st at 9:15 am & 11:15 am
Music for the 9:15am Cathedral for Kids 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.
Choral Evensong for Eastertide
Sunday, May 5th at 4:00pm
This Evensong for Eastertide will include the Evening Service in G by Herbert Sumsion, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Steinway Series Piano Concert: Chad Lawson
Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm
Steinway Artist and composter Chad Lawson has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's All Things Considered, and Performance Today. With numerous #1 Billboard and iTunes releases, his latest recording, re:piano, pushes the envelope with elements of looping piano and effects. His album Chopin Variations brought new interpretations to the poetry of the piano. He is also well know for his work with the hit television series and podcast, Lore.
His music has been used in numerous films and commercials such as The Walking Dead, Chevrolet, IBM, Microsoft, Delta Airles and others.
Choral Evensong for Pentecost and Chorister Recognition Day
Sunday, June 9th at 4:00pm
This final service of the choir season is sung by the Cathedral Choir, and includes the Magnificat & Nunc dimitis in A by Charles Stanford.