Sun., Dec 22, 2019

3:00pm  |  90min.

Star of Wonder: Dec. 22

 Christmas ConcertsThe trees are lit along Park Avenue. A fresh dusting of snow has turned the avenue momentarily white. Come hear the melodies of the season echoing beneath the church’s graceful baroque arches.   |   Main Sanctuary

Today’s concert is sold out. Patrons will turn in tickets that they are not going to use as they arrive. When we open the doors for the concert at 2:15 pm, the box office will begin a list of people wanting to buy tickets and people wanting to upgrade their tickets. We will then help people on a first-come first-served basis as tickets are turned in at the door. If necessary, we will also sell up to 30 standing room tickets.

If you would like to take advantage of this, please arrive to the church lobby any time 2:15 or thereafter. There will probably be a line on the front steps of the church starting at around 2 pm, if you want to get to the very top of the list. We will take names for the list from anyone in line on the front steps when we open the doors at 2:15, and continue from there.

Combined Choirs & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, principal conductor

“Part of the essence of Christmas in New York” The New York Times

In our most popular concert year after year, raise your voice with the Choirs and Orchestra in traditional carols and a thundering “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along. Over 100 musicians deliver the heart-warming melodies of Christmas.

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General concert and ticket information

Doors open at 2:15pm.

Late seating is at the discretion of the House Management. Latecomers may be asked to remain in the back of the church until there is a break in the program, so as not to disturb the performance or other audience members.

Will call is available when the doors open at 2:15pm.

Children seated on an adult’s lap do not need a ticket. Children seated in a chair or pew do need a ticket.

We no longer offer tickets for sale or any ticket pickup at the Parish House Reception desk.

Audio and/or video recording and flash photography are not permitted during performances.

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


The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is wheelchair/walker accessible via the ramp entrance on 84th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues).

An accessible restroom is located just inside the Parish House on the ground floor. The Parish House is located closer to 83rd Street on Park Avenue. PLEASE NOTE the Parish House accessible restroom is not in the same building as the main church where the concert is located.

For reserved seating concerts, there is available seating for wheelchairs and companions. Please look for the Wheelchair and Wheelchair Companion tickets when purchasing. For general seating concerts, follow the directions of the ushers. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.


Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are a number of parking garages nearby. There are garages on 83rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) and 84th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), as well as near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


There are a number of fine and casual eating establishments located nearby on Madison Avenue (one block west of the church), Lexington Avenue (one block east of the church), Third Avenue (two blocks east of the church) and Second Avenue (three blocks east of the church).


The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is easily reached via the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines (86th Street station), or buses on Madison, Lexington and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street. View a map with interactive driving and transit directions.