St. Bartholomew's Choir
William Trafka, Director
St. Bartholomew’s Choir is composed of both professional singers and experienced volunteer singers. The choir sings at the 11 a.m. Sunday service throughout the year, and during special services during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
During the summer, the choir is featured during the Summer Festival of Sacred Music where they perform works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Palestrina, and other composers.
The choir also performs as part of the Great Music concert series including the annual Joyous Christmas Concert where they have performed with the Empire Brass, Sylvia McNair and Jessye Norman.
Rehearsals are held at 1 p.m. on Sundays, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed throughout the year. Candidates should possess outstanding vocal abilities, excellent sight-reading skills and knowledge of the sacred choral repertoire.
St. Bartholemew's Boy & Girl Choristers
Dr. Jason Roberts, Director
St. Bartholomew's Boy & Girl Chorister program offers free professional music training (grades 2-12), touring opportunities, field trips, and other activities. The choir has earned national recognition through performances at Carnegie Hall and Washington's National Cathedral, as well as appearances on NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America and The Early Show. Other recent highlights include two acclaimed recordings and a tour to England.
In addition to singing for the Sunday 11:00 a.m. service, the Choristers perform at many special events at St. Bart's and beyond.
Emphasis is placed on learning to read music in order to perform a wide range of repertoire, from chant to contemporary. Within their leadership role in liturgy, Choristers develop an active awareness of music, art, language, and history. At regular social events (choir camp, BBQs, talent show, pizza lunches), they form new and lasting friendships with other children from a variety of backgrounds, from across New York City and beyond.
For more information, please email Jason or call: 212-378-0220.
St. Bart's Singers
William Trafka, Director
Do you love to sing? Then please consider joining St. Bart’s Singers, our volunteer choir. We rehearse on Wednesday nights, so come for the 6 pm Eucharist and then stick around for rehearsal and fellowship (coffee and cookies during the break!) St. Bart’s Singers lead music for the 9 am service Sunday mornings. We also sing for the annual Advent Lessons and Carols Service and sing jointly throughout the year with St. Bartholomew’s Choir.
To arrange for an audition contact the Music Office at 212-378-0226 or email Bill Trafka, Director of Music.