Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2018-2019
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 9:15am & 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.
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 composer 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. You can learn more about Chad's work at chadlawson.com
Tickets purchased online in advance are $20 each on Realm at www.tinyurl.com/CathedralLawson. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for general seating. Discounts are available for seniors, and students and children are admitted free.
Hofstra Collegium Musicum: Dive Thoughts, Down to My Soul
Wednesday, May 1, 7:30pm
The Hofstra Collegium Musicum, directed by Dr. Christopher Morrongiello, is an organization of students, alumni, and community members devoted to the study and performance of early music. This concert features Renaissance and early Baroque songs that talk about, and address directly, one's inner thoughts. Works by Pierre Sandrin, John Dowland, Michael Cavendish, Thomas Campion, and Claudio Monteverdi.
Lyracle: Voice and Viol
Sunday, May 12, 4pm
Experience the sonic landscape of voice and viola da gamba: the rich bass of the cello, the colorful harmonies of the lute, and the warmth of the mezzo-soprano voice. The tradition of accompanying the voice with viola da gamba began in 16th century Italy and spread to England by the 17th century. This program features the "greatest hits" of Italian and English songs of love, despair, and wit by Giulio Caccini, Silvestro Ganassi, Robert Jones, William Corkine, and their contemporaries.
Tickets are available now via Realm, our online church community. (For more info on Realm, visit [https://www.incarnationgc.org/realm]
Organ Recital: Colin MacKnight
Sunday, May 19th at 4:00pm
Colin MacKnight is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow and student of Paul Jacobs at The Julliard School, where he also completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Colin recently joined the staff of the Cathedral of the Incarnation as Associate Organist and Choirmaster. Colin previously served as Assistant Organist at New York's Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and at Church of the Resurrection.
Suggested donation: Tickets purchased online in advance are $20 each (click here to purchase). Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for general seating. Discounts are available for seniors, and students and children are admitted free.
Musical Splendors of Rome
Sunday, June 2, 4pm
Alexandra Calabro, Baroque violin; Ben Katz, harpsichord; Christopher Morrongiello, archlute, chitarrone, and Baroque guitar.
A program of instrumental masterpieces by composers who worked and resided in Rome during the Baroque era: Arcangelo Corelli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, and George Frederic Handel. The music will be played on period instruments at the low pitch commonly used in Rome's vibrant musical world during this time.
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.