The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival
Sunday, December 15, 3:30 PM & 6:00 PM, Nave
Celebrate the joy of the sounds of the Christmas Season at Riverside. This annual concert featuring familiar Christmas carols sung by congregation and choirs, as well as Christmas music from around the world – all presented in the beauty and splendor of the candlelit Nave. Tickets on sale now.
Christmas Eve Services of Worship: Worship for
Children & Families
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nave
Lessons and Carols
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Nave
All are invited to join the Riverside Church community on Christmas Eve in this
centuries-old tradition of Lessons and Carols. Choral anthems, Christmas
carols, and scripture readings all weave together.
The Musical Legacy of Andrew Carnegie:A Transatlantic Celebration
Presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie UK Trust, Most Elevating of Voices pairs the Cathedral with Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland in a dual concert miniseries in remembrance of Andrew Carnegie’s generous support of organ and choral music. Carnegie made gifts of more than $6 million to support the purchase of some 7,600 church organs in the United States and United Kingdom. His creation of the Carnegie UK Trust in 1913 made possible the publication of a definitive ten-volume edition of choral works by some of the greatest Tudor composers.
Under the direction of Kent Tritle, the Cathedral’s concert (whose twinned performance took place in Scotland on October 12) will feature music from the pipe organ, which Carnegie called “the most elevating of voices,” as well as choral music particularly associated with the Carnegie UK Trust. The evening will also showcase the Cathedral Choir alongside the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir.
Make Music New York
is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place
each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of
public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for
over 1,000 free concerts.