Great Music in a Great Space

The Great Music in a Great Space (GMGS) concert series seeks to utilize the full potential of the massive Gothic design of the Cathedral to present music, both familiar and not so familiar, in unique and spiritual settings. In addition to using the more common performance areas of the Cathedral such as the Great Choir and the Crossing, GMGS concerts also take place in less obvious locations such as the nave or in one of the Chapels of the Seven Tongues, located along the Cathedral's eastern periphery.

GMGS is comprised of three concert series: the Great Choir choral series, the Great Organ recital series, and our holiday concerts celebrating the Christmas season and New Year’s Eve. The repertoire of the choral series encompasses a musical palette from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary compositions, and also features explorations of less familiar traditions such as Spanish Renaissance music and Eastern Orthodox hymnody. The Great Organ recital series features evening organ recitals, from both Cathedral organists and internationally acclaimed guest artists.

An excerpt of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, a collaboration with Manhattan School of Music and the Oratorio Society of New York, is available here:

GMGS is made possible in large part to the generosity of our Friends of Music. For more information, please contact Priscilla Bayley at or (212) 316-7570.