Save the Dates! Special Music at St. Agnes Cathedral! 2017 Season!
Sunday, March 3, 2017 Rite of Election
2:30pm St. Anne’s Church, Brentwood
7:00pm St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00am Ordination of Deacons
Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:00am Ordination of Priests
St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre
July 2017 Summer Sing with the Diocesan Choir
Auditions for the Diocesan Choir
The Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre, which sings for all the principal Diocesan liturgies, is currently holding auditions on all voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Singers with previous choral experience and basic music reading skills are encouraged to fill out an APPLICATION FORM and sending it to the Office of Worship.
This group of 100 singers leads the music for all the principal diocesan liturgies at the Cathedral, frequently appearing on Telecare as they sing for the Ordinations of Deacons, Priests, and Bishops, as well as Advent Lessons and Carols, the St. Agnes Awards, and other celebrations. The choir also performs concerts of sacred music, often with orchestra, including the Gounod St. Cecilia Mass, the Haydn Te Deum, and works by other classical and contemporary composers. The repertoire of the choir includes a wide variety of music from chant to contemporary compositions.
The choir rehearses on Monday evenings (every other week) at St. Kilian Church in Farmingdale. Since many in the choir also belong to their parish choirs, the Diocesan Choir schedule is careful to avoid conflicts on Sunday mornings, and avoids important liturgical weeks like Christmas and Holy Week.
In addition to Diocesan Liturgies, the choir has brought their joyful music to additional locations in Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, as well as St. Patrick’s’ Cathedral in New York City. In 2010 the choir made their first European tour to Salzburg, Munich and Vienna, and most recently embarked on a Pilgrimage to England & Ireland celebrating their 25th anniversary season. This past September, the choir sang for over 3000 diocesan pilgrims who visited the Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
Support the Diocesan Choir
The mission of the Diocesan Choir is financially supported by the choir members themselves and by the generous support of the "Friends of the Diocesan Choir." The Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre is grateful to all who have taken an active role in helping the choir provide inspirational music throughout Long Island. Contributions to the choir help pay for rehearsal space, music, and many of the production costs associated with events such as, Advent Lessons and Carols, A Lenten Journey in Word and Song, as well as our concerts of sacred music. For more information about making a financial contribution to the Diocesan Choir, please see the brochure below entitled "Friends of the Diocesan Choir" and contact the Diocesan Office of Worship at (516) 678-5800 Ext. 504