SJS Annual Advent and Christmas Concert on December 3 & 4 (Begins at 4PM)

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SJS Annual Advent and Christmas Concert on December 3 & 4 (Begins at 4PM)

4:00 PM Concert | Post-Concert Reception (Hors d'oeuvres) to follow.

When and where


St. Joseph's Seminary 201 Seminary Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Capture the spirit of Advent and Christmas by joining us for an afternoon concert featuring classic Christmas and Advent music sung by the St. Joseph's Seminary Schola Cantorum.

SOLD OUT: Saturday, December 3: 4:00PM

SOLD OUT: Sunday, December 4: 4:00PM

Adults: $35.00

Children 12 & under: $15.00

VIP/Preferred Seating: $50.00

Post-Concert Reception (Hot Buffet) to follow.

Questions, call Danielle Pizzola and Sandra LaBlanc at (914) 968-6200 ext. 8201.

For more information about underwriting opportunities and other ways to support this event, please contact Anthony Piscitiello, Principal Gifts Manager at (914) 968-6200 ext. 8571.

The Schola Cantorum (Latin for “school of singers”) is a choir composed of seminarians from St. Joseph’s Seminary. Our primary mission is to sing praise to the glory of God and for the sanctification and edification of all who hear us in the context of the sacred liturgy (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, ¶112). As part of the formation program at St. Joseph’s Seminary, the work of the schola cantorum directs the talents and energy of its members into prayer and worship, offering to God the best that we can give. Through our work we learn to appreciate the Church’s rich treasury of sacred music. The discipline required in our work also aids in the human formation of the Schola’s members, shaping them into men who will work well with others to serve with pastoral sensitivity and compassionate hearts as priests of Jesus Christ.

Upon completing a successful audition, seminarians are assigned to sing in the Schola Cantorum. We rehearse twice weekly for a total of about two and a half hours. We sing for Masses at the seminary, especially on solemnities and Sundays. On occasion, we also sing for Masses and concerts elsewhere. From our ranks are drawn the student organists and cantors who serve in the liturgies that compose the daily liturgical schedule of the seminary.

Having been served by a distinguished line of conductors, the Schola Cantorum is currently directed by Sarah Jane Starcher Germani. In our work under the guidance of Fr. Matthew Ernest, Director of Sacred Liturgy, we are honored to endeavor to continue the long tradition of excellence in sacred music at Dunwoodie.

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