Saint Francis Day
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 Paul Winter Consort, the Cathedral Choirs, and the 250 member Festival Chorus perform the Missa Gaia on Saint Francis Day, 2018
Diocesan Chorister Festival
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.
Photos from the 2019 Diocesan Chorister Festival
Video from the 2019 Diocesan Chorister Festival
Diocesan Adult Choir Festival
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.