Our music program, one of the few of its kind in the United States, features singers of all ages and abilities singing the finest sacred music from all periods at the highest level. Choral music has been an integral part of the worship at this Cathedral since it was founded, with the first choir formed and rehearsing even before the completion of the Cathedral building.
The Cathedral Choristers
At the heart of our choir program are The Cathedral Choristers, comprised of boy and girl trebles. Choristers who grow up singing in a program such as ours develop the ability to sing the finest choral music with confidence, skill, and good vocal technique.
The Junior Choristers
This group of younger singers rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm, and sings twice per month at the 9:15am Cathedral for Kids Sunday Mass, joined by some of the older choristers. Junior Choristers learn sight-singing, music reading, and healthy singing technique in a fun, gentle atmosphere.
The Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choir sings at the 11:15 am Mass weekly, as well as monthly Evensong. It is a traditional Anglican cathedral choir, using the Choristers (see above) who sing soprano, with professional singers as well as volunteers singing the alto, tenor, and bass parts of choir music.
The Cathedral Singers
During the pandemic, The Cathedral Singers, a dedicated group of volunteer singers within the Cathedral Choir, will continue to contribute fully to the Cathedral’s music program. This will include recording beloved anthems with the Cathedral Choir for use in online liturgies, developing music skills remotely, and occasionally meeting in person to rehearse and record while observing the recommended protocols for in-person singing.
The Choirs in the Liturgy
The Cathedral serves as the worship center for a religious tradition which has long placed considerable emphasis on worship and music. As such, the main focus of the work of our choirs is to provide leadership in several liturgies each week during the school year.
Membership in the Cathedral Choirs
Membership in any of the cathedral choirs is by simple audition. The parents of prospective boy or girl choristers are invited to call Larry Tremsky, at 516.746-2956 ext. 18, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our singers come from throughout the area, and encompass many different faith traditions.
Friends of Music in the Cathedral
Friends of Music in the Cathedral make it possible to continue offering the rich and varied program that has been a part of the Cathedral of the Incarnation for many years. We invite you to become a Friend of Music by mailing a donation to the address listed below. Checks should be made out to Music in the Cathedral, and all gifts are tax deductible.
Supporter: up to $49
Please include your name as you would like it to appear in the program, as well as your mailing and e-mail addresses.
Music in the Cathedral
Cathedral of the Incarnation
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530