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  Master Chorale and Cathedral Singers  

The Master Chorale was founded in the Fall of 2013 and is comprised of some of the finest choral singing artists in the New York Area.  The Master Chorale made its debut in June of 2014 performing Brahms’s “A German Requiem” (Ein Deutsches Requiem).  The goal of the group is offer an opportunity for the singers to gather, work on the craft (singing, sighting reading, learn choral techniques from Maestro Bower) network with other professionals in the New York Area, and enjoy each other’s social company!

 Future projects include: performing with the Cathedral Choirs in a Christmas Concert on December 12, a solo debut concert on May 31, and a Concert Tour to Ireland/England.   And a Young Artists Scholarship Program is to be completed.    

The Cathedral Singers was founded on August 21 of 2006. The group is composed of eight gifted singers from the Cathedral Music program which includes the professional cantors and the section leaders from the Cathedral's Choir of Men and Boys and the Cathedral Chorale.

The singers are marvelous soloists who also have a tremendous love for ensemble singing. This new ensemble specializes in a cappella music from the "Golden Age of Renaissance" choral music to 21st Century works. Their repertoire includes the great sacred music of the Church as well as Elizabethan madrigals and stunning arrangements of American and European folk songs.

Members of the Choir have studied and worked with notable ensembles and conductors, including the Tallis Scholars, Chanticleer, Anonymous 4, The Westminster Choir, Robert Shaw, John Rutter, Joseph Flummerfelt, John Scott, Stephen Cleobury, Daniel Moe, and Timothy Brown.

The Cathedral Singers made its debut in 2006 appearing on Telecare (Long Island Diocesan Television Station). They have also performed at a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society at St. Joseph's Church, Garden City, and at the Lynbrook Library Performing Arts Hall.

Each Good Friday, the Cathedral Singers performs the famous Vatican Motet "Miserere Mei" of Allegri and "Hear My Prayer" of Henry Purcell.

Other engagements include the Cathedral Chorale Long Island Festival, September 11 Memorial Concert at Molloy College, St. Rocco's Church Glen Cove, All Souls Mass in the Cathedral, and the Conference of Cathedral Music Directors.

More recently, the ensemble performed with Lutenist Sir Christopher Morrongiello (350th Anniversary of the founding of the Town of Freeport, Long Island), performed at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C., and the 10th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11 at St. Agnes Cathedral.

    The choir is presently directed by Michael L. Bower.    


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