Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: Fall 2017 Schedule

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Praying with Scripture for Parents
Time: Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Learn how to pray with Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina is the practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer that treats scripture not as texts to be studied but as the living Word of God speaking to our hearts.

The session will be led by Mr. Brian Pinter, Education Associate and Bible scholar-in-residence at Christ Church United Methodist.

To RSVP, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, October 01 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall


The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20’s and 30’s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)”

Meeting Christ in Prayer
Time: Tuesday, October 03
Location: Parish House


Fall Dates
• Tuesday Mornings, October 3rd – November 14th, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (Closing Mass: Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 PM)
• Wednesday Evenings, October 4th – November 15th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Closing Mass: Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 PM)

MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER is an interactive 8-week guided prayer experience for small groups. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, it introduces participants to various ways of praying and provides an opportunity to support one another through faith sharing.

What does it offer?
Weekly meetings are 90 minutes long and include group prayer, guided meditation, small group faith sharing, and an orientation for the following week’s prayer or prayer techniques. The cost of the program is a sliding scale of $30-$50 and covers all materials. Scholarships are available.

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Emmaus Bereavement Support Group
Time: Tuesday, October 03
Location: Parish Lounge

A six-session support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The sessions, both educational and supportive, are run by experienced facilitators.

For information and/or to register, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or leave your name and phone number at the Parish House.

Philippine Madrigal Singers
Time: Friday, October 06 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Under the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio, the Philippine Madrigal Singers are UNESCO Artists for Peace, “putting fame and influence at the service of UNESCO’s ideals and efforts to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace.” The Madz is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won all top prizes in major choral competitions. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007).

Opening up the possibility of a third win, The Madz will compete in the European Grand Prix once again in November 2017. The group sings in a distinctive seated semicircle without a conductor and performs a virtuosic repertoire with a particular focus on Filipino choral works.

Tickets: $35-85

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/philippine-madrigal-singers

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall


The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20s and 30s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)

Guided Tour of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Time: Tuesday, October 17 at 1:58 pm
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Featuring the work of John Singer Sargent, painter of the subject of the More Than A Book Club October book selection, Madame X.

Cost of the Tour: $24/person (Pre-paid reservations only)

Send a check (payable to “Church of St. Ignatius Loyola”, with the memo line note “Met Tour”) to:
More Than A Book Club, c/o St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Checks must be received by noon, Friday, October 6th.

The tour is limited to 25 registrants.

Registrants will meet at the museum at 2:00 PM. Please enter the museum by the East 81st Street entrance (street level). The tour will start at 2:15 PM.

To RSVP for the guided tour and/or the book discussion, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

To view information on the Thursday, October 19th book discussion, click here.

Registration required.

More Than A Book Club - October Selection Book Discussion
Time: Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

October Book Selection: Strapless by Deborah Davis

The subject of John Singer Sargent’s most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the “it girl” of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.

Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau’s portrait generated the attention she craved—but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau’s dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home.

Drawing on documents from private collections and other previously unexamined materials, and featuring a cast of characters including Oscar Wilde and Richard Wagner, Strapless is a tale of art and celebrity, obsession and betrayal.

More Than a Book is also sponsoring a guided tour of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features the work of John Singer Sargent, painter of the subject of the October book selection, Madame X.

For more information on the Tuesday, October 17th tour, click here

Strapless is available for purchase from most book retailers, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Organ Recital: Kent Tritle
Time: Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons and 45 feet high—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. This massive, kingly instrument bellows beneath the massive vaults at St. Ignatius Loyola. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work.

About Kent Tritle
Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus.

As an organ recitalist, Kent Tritle performs regularly in Europe and across the United States; recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, Dresden’s Hofkirche, King’s College at Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. With the Philharmonic he has performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony conducted by Lorin Maazel and Andrew Davis, and recorded Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs. In 2015 he became Chair of the Organ Department of the Manhattan School of Music.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-kent-tritle

Duruflé Requiem
Time: Thursday, November 02 at 7:00 pm
Location: Church

Mass “cum jubilo,” Opus 11
Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, Opus 10
Notre Père (Our Father), Opus 14
Requiem, Opus 9

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
David Enlow, organ
Sara Murphy, mezzo soprano
Sarah Hewitt-Roth, cello

Tickets: $25.00 to $80.00

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/durufle-requiem

Sunday Social
Time: Sunday, November 12 at 8:30 pm
Location: Wallace Hall


The Sunday Socials take place generally twice a month. They are held in Wallace Hall at 8:30 PM, following the 7:30 PM Mass.

They are hosted by the Ignatian Young Adults for those in their 20s and 30s. We look forward to seeing you there!

To receive updates on IYA events and other opportunities, you can follow us on Facebook at “Ignatian Young Adults (NYC)”

Caritas Concert: Pascal & Ami Rogé
Time: Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Held in the intimate Wallace Hall, Caritas Concerts are warm, enjoyable evenings of food, wine, friendship and great music.

Cocktails begin at 7 pm; Music begins at 7:30 pm

Caritas is the Latin word for “charity,” and as the name suggests, all proceeds from these benefit concerts are given directly to charities that address social justice concerns.

100% of all ticket revenues and donations from this evening will go directly to Thrive for Live Prison Project. THRIVE for Life Prison Project builds bridges of trust, healing, and reconciliation between incarcerated/ formerly incarcerated individuals and the community through spiritual and educational programs. Rooted in integrity and vitality, all participants are empowered to THRIVE for life.

Tickets: $40

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/caritas-concert-pascal-and-ami-roge

About the Artists
Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism and has performed in almost every major concert hall in the word, with every major orchestra, and with the most distinguished conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Edo de Waart, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Marek Jankowski, Sir Andrew Davis, Raymond Leppard, and others. He became an exclusive Decca recording artist at the age of seventeen and has won two Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award. Recently, Pascal has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his partner in life and in music Ami Rogé. Together, they have travelled the world and recorded several CDs dedicated to the French two-piano and four-hands repertoire.


Program
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
DREW HEMENGER Four Places in New York
I. The Belltower at Riverside Church
II. Christopher Street
III. Union Square, Sept. 14 (dedicated to the victims of September 11)
IV. The George Washington Bridge
DEBUSSY La Cathédrale engloutie, La fille aux cheveux de lin
RAVEL La Walse

A Chanticleer Christmas: December 1
Time: Friday, December 01 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Christmas is our favorite time of year, when we accompany your holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar. Nanino, Byrd, Praetorious, Gabrieli, Villette and Poulenc are among the composers who wrote of what happened at the manger; Joseph Jennings, Robert Shaw, Alice Parker and Robert de Cormier are among those who have made beloved arrangements of popular carols and songs. Seasonal anthems and carols by Americans from Billings to Ives to Steven Sametz will make for a classically rich and resplendent Chanticleer Christmas.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th season in 2017-18. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Tickets: $35 - $90

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-christmas-new-york-dec-1

A Chanticleer Christmas: December 3
Time: Sunday, December 03 at 4:00 pm
Location: Church

Christmas is our favorite time of year, when we accompany your holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar. Nanino, Byrd, Praetorious, Gabrieli, Villette and Poulenc are among the composers who wrote of what happened at the manger; Joseph Jennings, Robert Shaw, Alice Parker and Robert de Cormier are among those who have made beloved arrangements of popular carols and songs. Seasonal anthems and carols by Americans from Billings to Ives to Steven Sametz will make for a classically rich and resplendent Chanticleer Christmas.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th season in 2017-18. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Tickets: $35 - $90

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-christmas-new-york-dec-3

Love’s Pure Light – Annual Christmas Concert
Time: Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs
K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, Michael Sheetz and Maureen Haley, conductors
Daniel Beckwith, organ

Warmth and joy abound in our beloved annual Christmas concerts, where audience and choirs together join in singing popular carols. Featuring J.S. Bach’s enduring cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, this afternoon resounds with sing-along renditions of “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah and Joy to the World!

All performance dates, artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tickets: $35.00 - $85.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/loves-pure-light-christmas-concert-dec-10

Love’s Pure Light – Annual Christmas Concert
Time: Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs
K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, Michael Sheetz and Maureen Haley, conductors
Daniel Beckwith, organ

Warmth and joy abound in our beloved annual Christmas concerts, where audience and choirs together join in singing popular carols. Featuring J.S. Bach’s enduring cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, this afternoon resounds with sing-along renditions of “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah and Joy to the World!

Tickets: $35.00 - $85.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/loves-pure-light-christmas-concert-dec-17

N.P. Mander Organ Recital: Simon Johnson
Time: Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The magnificent pipe organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, 45 feet high, with 55,000 parts, four keyboards, 5,000 pipes and 68 different stops—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. At a cost of $1.25 million in 1992, its creation by the English organ builder N.P. Mander involved a year of planning and construction in England, and a five-month on-site installation at St. Ignatius Loyola. The N.P. Mander Organ debuted to an audience of 1,800 with a recital by organist David Higgs on April 27, 1993.

All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection so that the audience may see the organist at work.

PROGRAM
Mr. Johnson’s program will include works by Bach, Howells, Franck and Langlais.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-simon-johnson

The King’s Singers - Gold
Time: Sunday, January 21 at 4:00 pm
Location: Church

Fifty years ago in 1968, the original six King’s Singers came together through their shared love of singing and quickly became renowned for their mesmerizing performances and the unique diversity of their music. GOLD charts a journey through the music that has defined the Kings’s Singers over the past 50 years, and moves on to exciting and unexplored musical worlds. An alchemy of ancient and modern, serious and light-hearted, expected and unexpected, GOLD crowns half a century of dedication to music, and looks ahead with unbridled energy to the next 50 years and beyond.

Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. The group tours across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers. Their repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse imaginable with over 200 commissions from leading composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre alongside a significant collection of close harmony arrangements from jazz standards to pop chart hits. Recently voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame and with two Grammy® Awards to their name, rave reviews and sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

Tickets: $35.00 - $90.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/kings-singers-gold

N.P. Mander Organ Recital: Renée Anne Louprette
Time: Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The magnificent pipe organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, 45 feet high, with 55,000 parts, four keyboards, 5,000 pipes and 68 different stops—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. At a cost of $1.25 million in 1992, its creation by the English organ builder N.P. Mander involved a year of planning and construction in England, and a five-month on-site installation at St. Ignatius Loyola. The N.P. Mander Organ debuted to an audience of 1,800 with a recital by organist David Higgs on April 27, 1993.

Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. She is University Organist and Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a former member of the organ faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.

Renée Anne Louprette was appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City in 2015. She has previously served as Director of Music at the Church of Notre Dame, Organist and Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, and Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-renee-anne-louprette

J.S. Bach: Visions of Eternity
Time: Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Timed to celebrate the unique genius of J.S. Bach on his birthday, this program of chorales, motets and arias portrays the complex emotions of a person approaching death, from world weariness to the joyful anticipation of being united at last with God.

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Andrew Henderson, organ

Program:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Overture, Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Chorale-Prelude “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin,” BWV 616
Aria: Ich habe genug (Ich habe genug, BWV 82)
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118
Aria: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, BWV 53 (attrib. J.S. Bach)
Chor: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen (Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil V, BWV 248)
Prelude and Fugue in A Major BWV 536
Sanctus in D, BWV 238
Air, Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Aria: Hochgelobter Gottessohn (Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend werden, BWV 6)
Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147)
Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/js-bach-visions-of-eternity

N.P. Mander Organ Recital: David Higgs
Time: Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

The magnificent pipe organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, 45 feet high, with 55,000 parts, four keyboards, 5,000 pipes and 68 different stops—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. At a cost of $1.25 million in 1992, its creation by the English organ builder N.P. Mander involved a year of planning and construction in England, and a five-month on-site installation at St. Ignatius Loyola. The N.P. Mander Organ debuted to an audience of 1,800 with a recital by organist David Higgs on April 27, 1993.

One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has inaugurated many important new instruments including St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; St. Albans Cathedral, England; St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland; and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. His performances with numerous ensembles have included the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orpheus Ensemble, Chanticleer, and the Empire Brass. For more than twenty years the San Francisco Symphony featured his holiday organ recitals at Davies Symphony Hall, and now the Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl continues that tradition each year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-david-higgs

Chanticleer: Upon this Rock
Time: Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Transcendent prayers of thanksgiving and consolation, psalms of happiness and paeans of praise, music has comforted and confounded saints and sinners alike for as long as spirituality and music have gone together. Chanticleer’s UPON THIS ROCK features works by Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes Morley, Cornelius, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Titov, and Cui, as well as the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s first composition for Chanticleer.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th season in 2017-18. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Tickets: $35.00 - $90.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/chanticleer-upon-this-rock

Poulenc Gloria & Organ Concerto
Time: Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Francis Poulenc (1888-1963)
Mass in G Major, FP 89
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani, FP 93
Gloria, FP 177

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
Wendy Baker, soprano

Tickets: $25.00 - $80.00

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.showclix.com/event/poulenc-gloria-and-organ-concerto