Upcoming Events

Children’s Choir: Fall 2017 Schedule

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SVdP Annual Toy Drive
Location: Parish House

Through Monday, December 11th, please bring new, unwrapped toys or games for boys and girls between the ages of 6–12 to the Parish House.

Thank you for your generosity!

Advent Lectio Divina
Location: Parish Lounge

Sunday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM 

Lectio Divina is an ancient approach to praying with scripture that invites us to hear God’s word with the ear of the heart. 

All are welcome to join us for this prayerful reading and short discussion of the Sunday gospel. 

Registration is not required.

SVdP Advent Food Drive
Location: Parish House

Through Sunday, December 17th, SVdP will be accepting donations of food for the Church of the Ascension.

Thank you for remembering those in need.

Week 1
(November 26th – December 2nd):
pasta and tomato sauce

Week 2
(December 3rd – 9th):
canned fruits & vegetables, tuna fish, soups, and canned meals, such as Chef Boyardee, stews, or hash

Week 3
(December 10th – 17th):
rice, beans, and cereals

Christmas Angel Project

To benefit The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Harlem and St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street

Through Sunday December 10th, participants will be able to select up to three Angel cards from one of the tables that will be placed in the Narthex and Wallace Hall.

Cards will also be available at the Parish House while the supply lasts.

Gifts must be returned to the Parish House no later than Sunday, December 10th.

Ranger Rosary Ministry
Time: Monday, November 27 at 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

Over 17,550 rosaries and counting! That is the number of rosaries that the Rangers have made since August 2009.

Once completed, the rosaries are blessed and sent to chaplains who distribute them to soldiers, sailors, Marines, and Air Force personnel.

Volunteers meet twice monthly on Monday evenings.

Supplies and instructions are provided and new members are always welcome!

SVdP Meeting
Time: Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room

Regularly scheduled meetings combine spiritual readings and reflections with the plans for the projects and programs we offer.

We always welcome new members. We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish House. Come join us!

Breaking Open The Word
Time: Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Parents are invited to an evening of scripture study, conversation and prayer, facilitated by Brian Pinter, Education Associate at Christ Church Methodist. Our focus will be the prophet Isaiah and the message of hope and transformation he proclaims to us in Advent. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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

Christmas Caroling with Boomers & Beyond
Time: Sunday, December 03 at 12:45 pm
Location: Meet at Lott Assisted Living Residence (between 107th and 108th Streets)

Calling one and all for our annual Christmas Caroling event, sponsored by Boomers & Beyond.

You don’t have to be a super soprano or terrific tenor … just someone who wants to join with us in sharing some Christmas joy through song.

Join us for some fun and enjoyment as we bring the Christmas spirit to others!

Date: Sunday, December 3rd  
Time: 12:45 PM
Place: Lott Assisted Living Residence – 5th Avenue
(between 107th and 108th Streets)

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

Our Stories: Being LGBT and Catholic
Time: Thursday, December 07 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Featured presenter: Frank DeBernardo, Executive Director of the New Ways Ministry

About New Ways Ministry
Since 1977, New Ways has been dedicated to…
- Fostering dialogue
- Combating homophobia
- Working for change in attitudes
- Promoting acceptance of LGBT persons as full and equal member of church and society

PLUS 6 members of the LGBT Catholics & Friends ministry will share their personal stories.

Snow Ball Dance
Time: Saturday, December 09 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Snow Ball Dance
Saturday, December 9th
7:00 PM
Wallace Hall

Join us for this adults-only event, featuring an evening of dancing and hors d’oeuvres.

Featuring music by the Morris Brothers

Tickets: $25/person
To RSVP, visit https://donate.stignatiusloyola.org/snowball

Please consider bringing with you an unwrapped toy in support of the toy drive sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Dress: Festive attire

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

The Jesuits & The Arts: Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
Time: Monday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
Location: Wallace Hall

Fr. Thomas Lucas S.J., University Professor of Art at Seattle University, will present an illustrated lecture on Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

In the presentation, Fr. Lucas will sketch out the complicated biography of this enigmatic genius, opening up both the poet’s faith and his profound psychological difficulties with readings of selected poems.

About Fr. Thomas Lucas, S.J.
Fr. Thomas Lucas S.J., is University Professor and rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University. Fr. Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in Jesuit art history and is well known as a liturgical designer and artist with an international portfolio.

More Than A Book Club - December Selection Book Discussion
Time: Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room

December Book Selection: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Tracing three generations of an Irish immigrant family, The Ninth Hour centers on a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.

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

To register for the December 14th book discussion, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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