The essential function of art is moral. Not aesthetic, not decorative, not pastime and recreation, but moral. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind. The mind follows later, in the wake.
Warmth, richness, intimacy, and excellence have always been the signature of the Concerts at St. Ignatius, a series called "invaluable" by The New York Times. Formerly known as Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, our concerts are held in the opulent Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, an architectural landmark at the intersection of Park Avenue and 84th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
We are committed to presenting the finest sacred choral and organ repertoire spanning over 1,000 years of music history. Known for artistic excellence, the renowned Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola present exhilarating performances of large-scale choral masterpieces as well as more intimate and reflective settings by lesser-known composers. Internationally-acclaimed organists may also frequently be heard on the Church's magnificent N.P. Mander Pipe Organ, the largest tracker organ in New York City.