Schedule of Music Programs

Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2019-2020

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Organ Recital: Colin MacKnight

Sunday, September 29 at 4:00pm

Associate Organist and Choirmaster Colin MacKnight will perform a varied program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, C. Hubert. H. Parry, and others. Familiar to many of us, Colin is also a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School and a frequent competition prizewinner. This year, Colin was selected as one of The Diapason magazine’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019, recognizing the top 20 organists under the age of 30.

Suggested donation: $20 general seating, seniors $10, students & children admitted free. Tickets are available now at

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Choral Evensong for St. Francis Day and Blessing of Animals

Sunday, October 6 at 4:00pm

Bring your pets to the cathedral for this annual favorite, which features music by the Cathedral Choir. This special evensong is designed to accommodate the attention span of the "average" pet.

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Choral Concert: Bob Chilcott, conductor

Sunday, October 13 at 5pm

Described by the Observer newspaper as "a contemporary hero of British choral music", Bob Chilcott has always been immersed in the choral tradition of his country, singing as a chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge. After singing professionally in London and also as a member of the vocal group the King's Singers for 12 years, he became a full-time composer in 1997. He has embraced his career with energy and commitment, not only producing a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs, but also working with singers and choirs in more than 30 countries.

Join us for a concert with this renowned composer and conductor Bob Chilcott, featuring the choirs of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, the Choral Scholars of St. John's of Lattingtown Episcopal Church, and student singers from the Greenvale and Herrick Schools. The concert will include works by Chilcott, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, and Parry.

Admission is $25 adults, $15 seniors, students and children admitted free. Discounted tickets ($20/$10) are available at

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Choral Concert: eVoco Voice Collective

Saturday, October 27 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. Discounted tickets are available on their website at

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Choral Evensong for All Saints Day

Sunday, November 3 at 4pm

Join the Cathedral Choirs for an evensong that commemorates all saints, known and unknown, with beautiful choral music. The evening will include Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by David Hogan, an internationally known American music educator, composer, concert tenor and choir director who died at the age of 49 in the explosion that destroyed a TransWorld Airlines jet over Long Island, N.Y on July 17, l996.

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Organ Recital: Alex Pattavina

Sunday, November 17 at 4pm

Alexander Pattavina is a graduate student in the organ studio of Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School. He is the Director of Music at the Church of Saint Agnes in New York City. A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Alex received First Prize in the 2014 L. Cameron Johnson Competition in Storrs, CT and was also awarded the 2014 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship from the Lutheran Seminary in Chicago. Alex has performed extensively on the east and west coasts and will compete this fall in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in Hartford, CT.

His recital at the cathedral will include music of Bach, Franck and Vierne.

Suggested donation: $20 general seating, seniors $10, students & children admitted free. Tickets are available now at

A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Sunday, December 15 at 4:00pm

One of the highlights of our season, this annual favorite will include carol settings by Herbert Howells, Bob Chilcott, Anthony Baldwin, David Bednall, Kyrilo Stetsenko, David Willcocks, and John Rutter, sung by the full Cathedral Choirs.

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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.

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Twelfth Night Concert and Fundraiser for The INN

Sunday, January 6th at 4pm


Celebrate the Twelfth Day of Christmas and ring "INN" the New Year with a concert and cocktail party.

The Cathedral Choirs will present an evening of carol settings and hymns, featuring the Procession of Three Kings. The choral performance is in the cathedral and free to all.

Following the service, attend our annual fundraiser cocktail party for The INN at the beautifully Christmas-decorated Victorian See House just south of the cathedral. Tickets for the fundraiser are $60, with 100% of the proceeds going to The INN, serving the hungry and homeless of Long Island.


Cathedral and See House

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Choral Evensong for Candlemas

Sunday, February 2 at 4:00pm

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Choral Evensong for Lent

Sunday, March 2 at 4:00pm

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Choral Evensong for Eastertide

Sunday, May 3 at 4:00pm

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Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday and Chorister Recognition Day

Sunday, June 9 at 4:00pm