About the Choir

The Choir of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Pascual, is comprised of nearly 60 singers, both professional and volunteer. Every Sunday morning at 10:15, the Choir can be heard at the Cathedral’s Solemn Pontifical Mass.

In addition to its weekly Mass schedule, the Cathedral Choir participates in numerous other events: Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve (which has been broadcast since 1939), a full schedule of Holy Week services, choral Masses for a variety of special occasions including St. Patrick’s Day and Columbus Day, and a concert series that features full-length works with orchestra along with annual performances of the Irish Heritage Concert and A City Singing at Christmas.

The Cathedral Choir has performed with guest soloists ranging from Ronan Tynan and Perry Como to Renêe Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti, and Placido Domingo, and for conductors including Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta. The Choir has sung at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and the White House.

The Cathedral Choir has been honored with an invitation to Rome to represent the United States at the International “Festival di Musica e Arte Sacra” in October 2010. While maintaining its full liturgical schedule, the Choir is currently engaged in fund-raising efforts in order to participate in this extraordinary pilgrimage.