Diocese of Rockville Centre

Diocesan Choir

 

Choir

Auditions for the Diocesan Choir  

The Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre, which sings for 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 by visiting the choir website at www.drvc.org/diochoir.

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 wroks 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 the group is planning a Pilgrimage to England & Ireland in 2016, during their 25th anniversary season. Last season the choir sang for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine win Washington, DC, and this season will prepare for a performance of Missa Gaia, which is based on the writings of St. Francis of Assisi.

 Audition Flyer 


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

Choir for the Diocese of Rockville Centre

 

Contact Us:

The Choir is Part of
the Office of Worship

50 N. Park Avenue, P.O. Box 9023
Rockville Centre, NY, 11571-9023
Phone: (516) 678-5800 Ext. 504 

Fax: (516) 764-3316 
E-mail: Choir@drvc.org