Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2019-2020
Solemn Mass for Christmas Eve, preceded by carols
Tuesday, December 24 at 7:30pm & 11:00pm
Join us for Christmas Eve at the cathedral, with Masses at 7:30 and 11:00 pm, preceded by carols beginning 30 minutes beforehand. Music will include carols sung by the choir, the Missa Brevis in D by Mozart, and traditional carols sung by all.
Ring "INN" The New Year!
Sunday, January 5 at 5pm
Celebrate the Twelfth Day of Christmas and ring "INN" the New Year with a cocktail party following the Choir's Twelfth Night service.
Our annual fundraiser cocktail party for The INN takes place at the beautifully Christmas-decorated Victorian See House just south of the cathedral. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres with live music and lots of festive spirits! Tickets for the fundraiser are $60, with 100% of the proceeds going to The INN, serving the hungry and homeless of Long Island. Sponsored by the Cathedral, Culinary Heights, Perennial, and The French Workshop.
Cathedral and See House
Choral Evensong for Candlemas
Sunday, February 2 at 4:00pm
This evensong by our Cathedral Choirs honors the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple 40 days after his birth.
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sunday, March 2 at 4:00pm
Concert: The Taylor & Boody Continuo Organ
Sunday, March 22 at 4pm
Arriving at the end of 2019, the 5-stop continuo organ by the preeminent firm of Taylor & Boody is the latest addition to our musical resources. A continuo organ is a small one-manual pipe organ built to be movable. Common in both sacred and secular music between the 10th and 18th centuries – both as a chamber organ and for use in ensemble works – this instrument considerably expands our ability to perform choral works of earlier eras in an authentic way. The organ will be featured in a program of Renaissance and Baroque music for organ and choir, with staff singers of the Cathedral Choir and organists Larry Tremsky and Colin MacKnight.
Suggested donation: $25 general seating, seniors $15, students & children admitted free. Advance tickets at a discounted rate ($20/$10) are available at https://tinyurl.com/TaylorBoody
The Office of Tenebrae
Wednesday, April 8 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 9 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, di Lasso, and Near.
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Friday, April 10 at 12:15pm
This liturgy commemorates the passion and death of the Lord. Choral music will include the Passion of Saint John by Victoria.
The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, April 11 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 12 at 9:15am & 11:15am
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.
Steinway Piano Recital: Veselin Ninov with the New York Virtuosos
Sunday, April 19 at 4:00pm
Last year saw the complete restoration of our 1931 Steinway concert grand piano. This recital will feature another extraordinary performance by the Faculty of MUZIKA Foundation. Pianist and Artistic Director Veselin Ninov will lead the New York Virtuosos in the presentation of one of the all-time greatest masterpieces: Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto. The program will also feature Eastern European composers.
Bulgarian-born pianist Veselin Ninov is the winner of numerous competitions in the USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. Mr. Ninov has performed with numerous orchestras, judged international festivals and competitions, and has given master classes and solo and chamber music recitals in Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, Steinway Hall, and others.
Suggested donation: $20 general seating, seniors $10, students & children admitted free. https://tinyurl.com/SteinwayRecital2020