Concerts at St. Malachy’s
Since 2009, Concerts at St. Malachy’s has become well-known for its standard of excellence and outreach to the community. As an extension of the daily liturgical ministry and mission of St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel, Concerts at St. Malachy’s is an important part of our spiritual and communal expression – an artistic representation of the sublime and holy in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district. Concerts at St. Malachy’s continues to feature a wide variety of programming, in the vein of Paul Creston and his creed, for the benefit of all parishioners and visitors to be inspired and enriched. The 2013-2014 series includes the ‘Fridays in October post-theatre organ recitals’ at 11:00 PM, ‘Fridays in December pre-theatre recitals’ at 6:30 PM, a series of accompanied silent film, and other collaborative theatrical and educational events. One of the newest 'arms' of Concerts at St. Malachy's is Broadway Chamber Players, comprised wholly of performing pit musicians on Broadway, in residence at St. Malachy's.
Concerts at St. Malachy’s feature instrumental, choral, Broadway, opera, chamber and symphonic performers through diverse programming. Programs have included: The Fairbanks Trio, ‘Love Notes – from Broadway to Opera’ (NY Bar Association), The Three Cantors – from Sanctuary to Stage, The Salvatones, The Orchestra of St. Malachy’s, The New York Boychoir and Keystone State Boychoir, Face the Music, The Auburn University Show Choir, The Virtuosi Quintet, Sweet Plantain String Quartet, the New Jersey and Connecticut Choral Societies, and Creston Celebration concerts and internationally renowned organ recitalists.
The Paul Creston Memorial Pipe Organ, Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 938 (1935) / Peragallo (2012), was completed in 2012. This musical monument has emboldened St. Malachy’s rich tradition and spiritual footing in midtown Manhattan.
'Friends of Music'
St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel is a nonprofit organization and your donation to Concerts at St. Malachy’s relies upon donations and specified memorials to cover related costs. As a relatively small parish in a high traffic and tourist area, there are unique challenges promoting a ‘young’ series.
Donations are tax-deductable and may submitted in cash, check or credit card payment. For the current season, 2013-2014, your name or the name of a loved one (living or deceased) may be listed on all concert programs. Contact Mark Pacoe, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-489-1340 for more information.
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