As you prepare for your wedding liturgy,
the music staff of Saint Agnes Cathedral stands ready to help
make your celebration a joyful and prayer filled experience.
Please contact Michael Wustrow, Co-Director of Music at the
music office (516-764-9578 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions
about the information presented here.
At each wedding liturgy there are two musicians: a cathedral
organist and a cathedral cantor. The music stipend is
given to the cathedral priest who is arranging your wedding
along with the check for the cathedral one month prior to the
wedding. Checks should be made payable to “The Music
Department.” Additional musicians for the wedding liturgy
(brass, strings, choirs) are also available and should be
arranged through the music office. Permission for a guest
organist or cantor must be obtained from the Cathedral Music
Office. When permission is granted, the music fee must still be
provided by the couple. All arrangements should be completed one
month prior to the date of the wedding.
It is important to realize that, amidst all the preparations for
your wedding day, your marriage liturgy is unique among the many
events of the day. The church speaks of marriage in ways
different from a civil ceremony or even from your reception. In
the liturgical celebration of Christian marriage we recognize
that it is Christ who “unites man and woman in an unbreakable
bond of love and peace,” and that this union reflects the union
which exists between Christ and the Church.
The wedding liturgy joins your families and friends together in
one place. But it is more than a simple social gathering. It is
a celebration of three-dimensional love: the love shared by you,
the bride and groom; the love present in the gathered assembly;
and the all encompassing love of God for all people.
links can assist the bride and groom in selecting music for
their wedding at St. Agnes Cathedral. Each of the sections
below provide audio samples performed in the Cathedral by
representatives of the St. Agnes Cathedral Music Ministry.
These samples are also available for downloading.
Wedding Music Form to identify your selections.
Please Note that all selections should reach the Music Office
one month prior to the wedding. You may call Michael
Wustrow at the music office (516-764-9578), fax them to the
cathedral at 516-763-0745 or send them by email to
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