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Fall 2019 Semester at St. Joseph’s Seminary – Beauty & the New Evangelization: Understanding & Employing Sacred Art, Architecture, & Music – Mondays 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Fourth Season of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

  • Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 3rd
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17th – Mass for the feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen featuring her music – St. Matthew Church, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3rd – Mass for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier – Church of St. Francis Xavier, Bronx, NY (1703 Lurting Avenue Bronx, NY 10461) – featuring Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, Gregorian chant propers, and motets by Michael Haller and Orlando Gibbons
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Sung Votive Mass – Chapel at the United States Military Academy West Point
  • Wednesday, May 6th – Archdiocese of New York Young Adults Mass – Cathedral of St. Patrick (5th Avenue between 50th/51st Streets, New York, NY 10022 )

November 13, 2019 – Guest Lecture – Diocese of Laredo, TX – Adult Faith Formation Pastoral Institute – Church Documents Series

November 15, 2019 – “Why Does the Church Spend So Much money on Beautiful Art, Architecture and Music? Shouldn’t It Be Spent on the Poor?” – Talk at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, Crestwood, New York

November 22, 2019 – “Introduction to Singing the Divine Office,” St. John’s University, Queens, New York

November 23, 2019 – “Organfest,” lectures on L’Orgue Mystique of Charles Tournemire and performances of the same, sponsored by the New York Archdiocesan Liturgy Office

December 6, 7, 8 – Annual Advent and Christmas Concert featuring the St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

February 22, 2020 – “Selecting Music for Mass” – Workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York Liturgy Office

March 5, 2020 – “Why Does the Church Spend So Much money on Beautiful Art, Architecture and Music? Shouldn’t It Be Spent on the Poor?” Lecture in series “Catholic Answers to Today’s Questions: ‘Giving Reason for Our Hope’ (1 Pt 3:15),” St. Joseph’s Church, Somers, New York

April 25, 2020 – “Forming a Schola in Your Parish” – Workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York Liturgy Office

June 22-27, 2020 – Faculty, Church Music Association of America Annual Sacred Music Colloquium

August, 2020 – Musica Sacra Maine

Earlier, from 2015 to 2019

September 27, 2019 – “The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education and the Development of the Spiritual Lives of Children,” Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

October 24, 2019 –  “Why Does the Church Spend So Much money on Beautiful Art, Architecture and Music? Shouldn’t It Be Spent on the Poor?” Lecture in series “Catholic Answers to Today’s Questions: ‘Giving Reason for Our Hope’ (1 Pt 3:15),” St. Patrick’s Church, Huntington, New York

August 9, 2019 – Musica Sacra Maine

Summer 2019 Courses at St. Joseph’s Seminary

  • Principles of Sacred Music (June 3-July 30, 2019)
  • Principles of Chant (July 31-August 3, 2019)
  • Teaching Gregorian Chant to Children (July 22-26, 2019)

July 1-6, 2019 – CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Chant Fundamentals Choir for Men and Women
  • Breakout sessions on Spanish-language resources and an introduction to chironomy (chant conducting).
  • Panel discussion “Chant on Tap”

April 27, 2019 – Gregorian Chant Workshop, St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls, New York

March 22–23, 2019 – Scholar in Residence, Walsh University’s Great Ideas Symposium, Canton, Ohio

March 16, 2019 – Sacred Music Study Day, Cathedral of Saint Agnes, Rockville Centre, New York – co-sponsored by the Cathedral of Saint Agnes, the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

Spring Semester, beginning January 19 – Saturdays, 9:30-11:30, Class at St. Joseph’s Seminary – “Introduction to Music Reading, Music Theory, and Ear Training for Parish Musicians”

March 2, 2019 – Choral workshop at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, Shrub Oak, New York

March 11, 2019 – Webinar for Pueri Cantores and National Catholic Education Association, “Teaching and Conducting a Chant Mass”

Third Season of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

February 23, 2019 – Workshop with Liturgy Office of the Archdiocese of New York – Singing at Mass for Deacons – St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

January 26, 2019 – Children’s Choir Sacred Music Workshop – Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead, New York

January 2019 – Workshops in Gregorian chant, Priorij Nazareth Tegelen, Tegelen, Netherlands

December 24, 2018 – Broadcast on Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel of “Advent and Christmas Concert” with St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

December 5, 2018 – Talk, “The Sacred Music and Liturgies of the Advent Season,” Egan Pavilion, Riverdale, New York

November 30, 2018 – December 2, 2018 – Advent and Christmas Concert, St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

Third Season of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

September 27–29, 2018 – Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, Miami, Florida

September 22, 2018 – Music Reading 101: Workshop with Liturgy Office of the Archdiocese of New York – Launch of the Vocalist Training Program – St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

September 15, 2018 – Everyone Can Sing: Tips and Tricks for Helping ‘Non-Singers’ Learn to Sing the Sacred Liturgy Workshop with Liturgy Office of the Archdiocese of New York – Launch of the Vocalist Training Program – St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

September 5, 2018 – Fall Courses of the St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians, Poughkeepsie, New York

October 3, 2018 – Young Adults Mass with St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York

August 16, 2018 – Chant Camp, St. John the Baptist Church, Allentown, New Jersey

July 23–28, 2018 – Summer Courses of the St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians, Yonkers, New York

July 18, 2018 – Notre Dame Center for Liturgy’s 2018 Symposium on Liturgical Music, South Bend, Indiana

July 8–13, 2018 – Workshops in Gregorian chant, Silverstream Priory, Stamullen, Ireland

July 1–7, 2018 – Workshops in Gregorian chant, Priorij Nazareth Tegelen, Tegelen, Netherlands

June 25–30, 2018 – Sacred Music Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America, Chicago, Illinois

Second Season of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

  • Friday, April 20th, Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport (Long Island), New York
    • Vierne’s Messe Solennelle, motets by Pitoni and Gibbons, chanted propers, hymnody
  • Tuesday, May 1st, Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn
    • Padilla’s Missa Ioseph Fili David

February 17, 2018 – Introduction to Gregorian Chant, workshop, Church of St. Christopher, Baldwin, New York

February 3, 2018 – Gregorian Chant Workshop, Boston Byzantine Music Festival, Hellenic College of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts

January 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – “Introduction to Singing and Conducting Gregorian Chant,” Webinar for Pueri Cantores USA and National Catholic Educational Association

December 1–3, 2017 – Advent & Christmas Fundraising Concerts with the St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

  • December 1, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York
  • December 2, 7:30 p.m., Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford, Connecticut
  • December 3, 4:00 p.m., St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

November 18, 2017 – Workshop, “Everyone Can Sing: Tips and Tricks for Helping ‘Non-Singers’ Learn to Sing the Sacred Liturgy,” Archdiocese of New York Liturgy Office, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

October 28, 2017 – “50 Years of Musicam Sacram: Understanding the Church’s Celebration of the Sung Liturgy from Antiquity to Today,” Lecture sponsored by the sacred music and theology departments, Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia

October 4, 2017 – Young Adults Mass with St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York

September 28–30, 2017 – Annual conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 8–10, 2017 – Chant Camp with Colm Cille Club, Westchester County, New York

July 24–August 2, 2017 – Tour in northern France with St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

  • July 27 – Concert at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
  • July 28 – Concert at Cathédrale primatiale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen
  • July 31 – Concert at Notre Dame, Paris
  • August 1 – Concert at La Madeleine, Paris
  • Complete schedule available here

July 5–8, 2017 – “Teaching Gregorian Chant to Children” – 4-day intensive course, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

June 26–30, 2017 – Church Music Association of America Chant Intensive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Instructor

June 19–25, 2017 – Church Music Association of America Colloquium, St. Paul, Minnesota

June 6–9, 2017 – Sacra Liturgia Milano, Milan, Italy

Spring 2017 – Inaugural Season of the Metropolitan Catholic Chorale

  • Mass for the Feast of St. Mark – 8:00 p.m., Church of St. Rocco, Glen Cove, NY (Gregorian propers, Missa che fa oggi il mio sole by Allegri)
  • Marian Votive Mass – 7:00 p.m., Church of St. Barnabas, Bronx, NY (Gregorian and English propers, hymnody, and Missa tertii toni by Rodrigo de Ceballos)

May 8, 2017 – Inter-religious Cantillation Symposium – Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

April 1, 2017 – “Renewing and Unifying: Sacred Music in the Pastoral Plan,” Lenten Sacred Music Workshop – Church of St. Rocco, Glen Cove, NY

March 10 & 11, 2017 – “Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education Today” – national conference at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York – “Sacred Music Renewal Fifty Years after Musicam Sacram

December 10, 2016 – Catholic Artists Society, New York – “The Sacred Liturgy as Primary Source for the Artist’s Imagination”

December 1–4, 2016 – Advent & Christmas Fundraising Concert with the St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum

  • December 1, 2016 – St. Aidan’s, Williston Park
  • December 2, 2016 – St. Sebastian’s, Woodside
  • December 3, 2016 – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan
  • December 4, 2016 – The series will close with a concert at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, with Cardinal Dolan attending and a light reception to follow.

November 19, 2016 – Sacred Music Workshop, Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, New York

September 29–October 1, 2016 – Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, Los Angeles, California

July 22–23, 2016 – Clinician and Lecturer, Southeastern Sacred Music Summer Sacred Music Workshop, Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 6, 2016 – “Origins and Effects of the Missa Lecta: Priestly Musical Formation in a Low Mass Culture,” Lecture, Sacra Liturgia UK, London, UK

June 11, 2016 – “Building up the Church through Sacred Music,” Workshop, Our Holy Redeemer Church, Freeport, New York

June 2, 2016 – “Sacred Music and the New Evangelization,” Lecture, Our Holy Redeemer Church, Freeport, New York

March 4, 2016 – “The Music of Holy Week,” Workshop, Sponsored by Archdiocese of New York Liturgy Office, Yonkers, New York

January 19, 2016 – “A Treasure of Inestimable Value,” Lecture, Holy Rosary Church, Bronx, New York

December 8, 2015 – “Alma Redemptoris Mater: Music for Advent,” with the St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum, Mariological Academic Symposium, Huntington, New York

November 21, 2015 – “Sacred Music Workshop,” Our Holy Redeemer Church, Freeport, New York

November 17, 2015 – “A Treasure of Inestimable Value,” Lecture, St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, New York

November 14, 2015 – “A Treasure of Inestimable Value,” Lecture, Our Holy Redeemer Church, Freeport, New York

October 10, 2015 – “Singing the Mass,” Workshop for Priests, Sponsored by Archdiocese of New York Liturgy Office, Yonkers, New York

October 2, 2015 – “Tone Deaf Priests: A Figment of the Imagination? A Guide to Achieving a  Fully-Sung Liturgy in the Parish,” Pastoral Track Session, Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, Sheen Center, New York, New York

September 14, 2015 – “The Divine Office and Monastic Horarium,” Guest Lecture, Yale University, Class of Prof. Ron Jenkins in the Institute for Sacred Music, New Haven, Connecticut

July 1–4, 2015 – Faculty Lectures, XXV Sacred Music Colloquium, Church Music Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Clergy and Seminarian Training I
  • Clergy and Seminarian Training II
  • Banished Repertoire: Sequences, Tropes, and Other Pre-Tridentine Chants

June 12-13, 2015 – Gregorian Chant Workshop, Holy Name Church, Denver, Colorado

June 11, 2015 – “A Treasure of Inestimable Value,” Holy Name Church, Denver, Colorado

June 1-4, 2015 – Paper, Conference Organizer, Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 – “Addressing the Triumph of Bad Taste: Church Patronage of Art, Architecture, and Music,” New York, New York

March 2-3, 2015 – Paper, “The Sound of Mystêrion: What Olivier Messiaen Can Teach Us about the Metaphysical Limits of Music and its Ability to Convey Divine Mysteries,” Pontifical University of Santa Croce, Rome

February 7, 2015 – Workshop, “Introduction to Gregorian Chant: Spirituality, History, and the Basics of Reading,” sponsored by NY Archdiocesan Office of Liturgy, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York