Visiting Liturgical Choirs
The Cathedral is pleased to welcome choirs from around the world to perform in our majestic space.
Liturgical Choirs may apply to join the Cathedral Choir for the 1 1am Choral Eucharist or 4 pm Evensong services. Interested choirs should fill out this form to apply.
Post-Evensong Choral Recital
Liturgical or secular choirs are invited to sing a 45-minute post-Evensong recital of sacred choral music from December through February. The program may either be a cappella, or accompanied by the organ (no piano). Concerts begin at 5 pm, following Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir. Post-evensong recitals are regarded as an integral part of the liturgical offering.
Interested choirs should fill out this form to apply.
Saint Francis Day is a signature Cathedral service that features Paul Winter and Paul Halley’s Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass) and a stunning Procession of Animals. The combined Cathedral Choirs are joined by hundreds of singers from visiting choirs. The service is always the first Sunday in October. Those interested in participating should fill out this form.
The Diocesan Chorister Festival takes place on the last Saturday of January and welcomes over 100 young choristers to the Cathedral for a day of choral workshops, games, special tours of the Cathedral, and the chance to perform in the event’s culminating Festival Evensong. Choristers get the opportunity to work with experienced conductors such as Kent Tritle, James Litton, and Bryan Zaros. Applications for the 2020 festival will be available later this fall.
The Diocesan Adult Choir Festival is held on the first Saturday in March. Episcopal choirs from the New York Diocese and beyond join for a day of choral workshops and rehearsals. They are joined by members of the Cathedral Choir with the focus of preparing and performing at a Festival Evensong. While specifically for Episcopal choirs, we welcome all Liturgical choirs interested in learning about and singing Evensong. Applications for the 2020 festival will be available later this fall.
The Cathedral also offers informal opportunities for choirs to perform on weekdays. For more information on Choir Sings, you may download the comprehensive guide.