Schedule of Music Programs

Evensong, Choral Services & Concerts 2018-2019

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Choral Evensong for Eastertide

Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm

This Choral Evensong for Eastertide will feature the seating of three new honorary canons. Honorary canons are named by the bishop for noteworthy and distinguished service to the cathedral and the diocese. In keeping with hundreds of years of cathedral tradition, the designees will be given the right to use the honorific title of canon for life.

At this evensong, the bishop will seat the Rev. John Denaro, Mr. Pat Guy, and Dr. Ted Gerbrecht as honorary canons.

The evensong will feature the full cathedral choirs and music will include Evening Service in G by Herbert Sumison. The Rev. Canon Dr. Bruce Griffith, Honorary Canon in Residence, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this year will officiate.

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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

Tickets purchased online in advance are $20 each on Realm at Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for general seating. Discounts are available for seniors, and students and children are admitted free.

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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.

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

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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. This program features the "greatest hits" of Italian and English songs of love, despair, and wit. Tickets available at the door or on Realm

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Organ Recital: Colin MacKnight

Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm

Associate Organist/Choirmaster Colin MacKnight performs an organ recital of works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann, and others on the Casavant organ at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Colin is 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 previously served as Assistant Organist at New York's Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and at Church of the Resurrection.

Tickets purchased online in advance are $20 each at Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for general seating. Discounts are available for seniors, and students and children are admitted free.

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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.

Tickets are available now via Realm, our online church community. (To learn more about Realm, visit

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Choral Evensong for Pentecost and Chorister Recognition Day

Sunday, June 9 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.