Steven Morris

Steven Morris is a graduate of Fordham University and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with a major in songwriting. Current projects include music supervising, arranging and orchestrating Nikki Sixx’s Heroin Diaries (upcoming North American tour), composing and producing the theme music for Let’s Get After It with Chris Cuomo (SiriusXM Satellite Radio), writing music, lyrics, arrangements and orchestrations for the new musical Everyone Comes To Elaine’s (based on the book Everyone Comes To Elaine’s by A. E. Hotchner about the world renowned Upper East Side restaurant Elaine’s). Recording bass tracks for legendary guitarist, arranger and producer, David Spinozza’s Beatles Big Band project. Ongoing collaboration as a recording artist and songwriter with Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Paul Boutin (Morris Brothers). Composing and producing the theme song for The Richie Byrne Comedy Special (Network Pending). Steven has also contributed music, lyrics and orchestrations for the musicals Duck Commander Musical (Las Vegas), White Noise (Chicago, New Orleans), Once Around The Sun (Off Broadway), Rock Star (Off Off Broadway), and What You Will (Philadelphia). His recording artist releases, as one half of the Morris Brothers, include Stand Out, Pop The Trunk and One Less Dream.

He has written for, and with, major label and independent artists, and his songs have been featured on network and cable television. As a bass player he has recorded and performed everywhere and beyond, with numerous artists some of whom are; Stevie Wonder, Sting, Darius Rucker, Natalie Cole, Robin Thicke, Kristen Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Allan Toussaint, Arturo Sandovar, and in the orchestras of numerous Broadway shows (Hairspray, Hot Feet, Baby It’s You, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, It Should Have Been You, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Bronx Tale, School Of Rock, Waitress, Summer, Bat Out Of Hell). He was nominated for Chicago’s prestigious Jeff Award in the category of Outstanding New Work-Musical or Revue for the Royal George Theater production of White Noise (Whoopi Goldberg Executive Producer), and has also composed sacred music for, and performs with, the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Wallace Hall Choir. For a time, he and his twin brother could be seen as the Mad Cloning Scientists on The Late Show With David Letterman. He is a client of the WME agency, a writer/publisher affiliate at SESAC and a member of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children.

Rev. Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J.

Father Dennis Yesalonia is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. He entered the Society of Jesus in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976 and was ordained a priest at St. Joseph Chapel at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1985.

No stranger to New York City, Father Yesalonia is a 1967 graduate of Xavier High School. He journeyed to New England to attend the College of the Holy Cross and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1971. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School where he distinguished himself as a Concannon Scholar. Father Yesalonia has been a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1975 and of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1988. After entering the Society of Jesus, Father Yesalonia earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University, a bachelor of sacred theology degree from Regis College in Toronto, and a master of divinity degree from the University of Toronto.

Following his ordination to the priesthood, Father Yesalonia served as legal counsel to Boston College for thirteen years and taught a seminar on estate planning at its law school. After an interim period in private practice, he returned to academia as legal counsel to the College of the Holy Cross until 2003. In 2002, Father Yesalonia was named treasurer of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. After a term of eleven years as treasurer, he served as chief operating officer of the Health Sciences Division of Loyola University Chicago before briefly returning to the provincial staff of the New England Province until the summer of 2015. Throughout his many years in legal and financial administration at Jesuit institutions, Father Yesalonia regularly served on weekends as an Assisting Priest at parishes in the archdioceses of Boston and Chicago and the diocese of Worcester.

Father Yesalonia joined the parish staff in September 2015. He became Pastor in June 2016.

Nick Lowe

Nick first started cantoring in fourth grade at St. Bernadette Church in Cleveland, OH and hasn’t stopped since. From his high school years at St. Ignatius Loyola in Cleveland to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to St. Ignatius here in NYC (and a ton of weddings around the country along the way), Nick has loved leading congregations in song. When Nick isn’t singing here at Ignatius he’s editing Spider-Man comics and chasing his three crazy kids with his amazing wife Emily.

Joseph Tompkins

Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, among many others. He has played in twenty-three productions on Broadway, and has recorded soundtracks for a number of major films. For seven years he was a member of the percussion trio Timetable, a group committed to commissioning and performing new works for percussion. Tompkins has composed a number of internationally recognized works for snare drum, and has been commissioned as a composer by the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Atlanta Symphony percussion sections. He has given masterclasses throughout the United States and across Europe

Rev. Mark Hallinan, S.J.

After having served at St. Ignatius 17 years ago when I was first ordained a priest, I have returned to join the parish staff. In those 17 years, I have served as an animator for social justice ministry for the then New York Province of the Society of Jesus, a pastor of a bi-lingual parish on Staten Island, and a pastor of two churches in Kingston, Jamaica. It is a great privilege to be back at St. Ignatius Loyola and to see the remarkable growth that the parish has experienced.

Philip Anderson

Philip Anderson is an active and busy tenor in New York City. He is a member of three early music ensembles; ARTEK, My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, and TENET. He has been a soloist in Carnegie Hall singing Handel’s Messiah with the Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra. In 2007 he appeared on Broadway in Coram Boy. He is a frequent guest artist with Chatham Baroque, Piffaro, and The Queen’s Chamber Band. He has been a soloist with the Metropolis Ensemble, Orchestra of St. Lukes, and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. He has toured with Mark Morris Dance Group, the Waverly Consort, and New York’s Ensemble for Early Music singing the title role in The Play of Daniel. In 2012 Philip toured the U.S. and Europe with the Philip Glass Ensemble in Einstein on the Beach. Most weekends he can be heard singing hymns at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he is the Parish cantor. His many recordings include the Grammy Award-nominated O Magnum Mysterium with The Tiffany Consort. When not singing he can be found in his vegetable garden in North Salem, NY.

Bruce Rameker

Bruce Rameker performs as both a baritone and a countertenor and has appeared as a soloist on the stages of Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Town Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Spoleto Festival in a diverse repertoire that spans from ancient music with the Waverly Consort to tangos of Piazzola. He has sung with Chicago Opera Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre, New York City Opera, and Anchorage Opera. Recordings include Just Another Hour with the Trillium Ensemble featuring the music of Richard Pearson Thomas and One Body which was written for him by John Kennedy to feature both vocal ranges. Born in Wisconsin, he is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

José Manuel Pietri-Coimbre

Puerto-Rican born baritone, violinist, and violist José Pietri-Coimbre has appeared as a soloist and ensemble performer in all instruments. He has presented solo art song recitals in the United States and Europe and has appeared as soloist with the S.E.M. Ensemble, Early Music New York, Music at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian, and Master Voices with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, among others. In addition to opera credits, he was a member of the Puerto Rico Opera Chorus and was a frequent oratorio soloist in the Island. Mr. Pietri-Coimbre also sings regularly with Musica Sacra and Bard Festival Singers, among others. He also keeps a busy schedule as a freelance violinist and violist in the New York Metro area, and additionally as a passionate educator and visual artist.

Neil Netherly

Neil Netherly, Bass-Baritone, has appeared as a soloist in various performance venues around the NYC area and abroad. Most notable of his solo concert appearances in the NYC area include Christus in Bach’s Saint John Passion, The Duruflé Requiem, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and most recently, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse. Mr. Netherly has also had the honor of performing with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth and is a former Extra Chorus member of the Metropolitan Opera.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Netherly studied Vocal Performance under the artistic direction of world-renowned Soprano Martina Arroyo and did his post-graduate studies at Indiana University under the tutelage of world-renowned Bass-Baritone Giorgio Tozzi.

Tim Krol

Tim Krol’s repertoire spans from early music to modern classical and more. For nine years, Tim performed and toured worldwide with Chanticleer, known as “America’s Orchestra of Voices.” His discography includes over a dozen Chanticleer recordings, including the Grammy-winning album, Colors of Love. Tim can also be heard on two Grammy-nominated albums with Clarion Music Society: Steinberg’s Passion Week, and Kastalsky’s Memory Eternal. Numerous solo recordings of Tim can be found by searching his name on YouTube.