Sun., Sep 15, 2019


The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

 Featured GuestsWe are deeply honored when distinguished artists from around the world visit Park Avenue to perform their unparalleled music in our historic landmark sanctuary. Whether Grammy-winning classical vocal and instrumental ensembles, contemporary jazz and classical fusion, or luminaries of world music, the great variety of musical expression is a blessing.   |   Main Sanctuary

Stephen Layton, Director of Music

“Unsurpassed excellence … Performances in a class of their own.” Gramophone
“A heavenly experience.” The New York Times


Byrd: Sing joyfully
Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth
Tallis: Salvator mundi
Purcell: Thou knowest, Lord
Selection for pipe organ
Pärt: Bogoróditse Djévo
Tavener: Mother of God, here I stand
Kalinnikov : Bogoróditse Dévo
Parsons: Ave Maria


Ešenvalds: The Heavens’ Flock
Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Mäntyjärvi: Stuttgarter Psalmen, III. Richte mich, Gott
Selection for pipe organ
Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing
Howells: Nunc Dimittis (St Paul’s)



Voted the fifth best choir in the world in Gramophone magazine’s ‘20 Greatest Choirs’, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge comprises around thirty Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars, all of whom are ordinarily students at the University. The College’s choral tradition dates back to the all-male choir of the fourteenth century, when former Chapel Royal choristers studied in King’s Hall which later became part of Trinity College. Directors of Music have included Charles Villiers Stanford, Alan Gray, Raymond Leppard and Richard Marlow. Female voices were introduced in the 1980s by Richard Marlow, in a new departure for Cambridge choral music. Stephen Layton has been Director of Music since 2006.

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General concert and ticket information

Doors open at 3:15pm.

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 3:15pm.

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.