Choir registration for the 2017-2018 season is currently underway! See forms below:
Please contact director Matthew Koraus on ways you can support music at St. Patrick's.
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- Music at Saint Patrick's
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"To the Glory of God Alone"
The Church of St. Patrick, Huntington, NY features one of Long Island's largest Catholic music programs, following the Second Vatican Council's call to encourage the musical participation of the faithful, to promote the growth of choirs, and to preserve traditional forms and instruments of sacred music.
We invite you to browse our many music offerings and to become more involved in our mission of bringing the Good News of Christ to the world.2017-2018 Music Program Offerings
The St. Patrick's Chorale
Membership in the 50-voice St. Patrick's Chorale is open to all ages 16 and older. The Chorale enjoys the reputation of being one of the best choirs in our Diocese, singing music spanning the centuries, from medieval chant through newly composed works. Members are called to attend rehearsals each Thursday at 7:30pm, and to sing at the 11:30am Mass each Sunday, from September to June. The choir also sings the parish’s annual service of Christmas Lessons and Carols in mid-December, as well as a large Spring Concert with professional orchestra. Singers of any skill level are most welcome, and those with prior experience are especially encouraged to participate in this enriching opportunity of service through song.
Please contact Matthew Koraus for more information, or click here to download the registration form.
The parish's Chorale and Youth Choir have just completed a fine CD recording, entitled "A Year in Music." Click here for more information
Listen to the Chorale:
W. A. Mozart: "Kyrie"
W. A. Mozart: "Regina coeli"
|Maurice Duruflé: "Gloria"|
"Jesus Christ is Risen Today," arr. Koraus
|Charles Wood: "Up, Good Christian Folk"||
Matthew Koraus: "Nunc Dimittis"
Maurice Duruflé: "Ubi Caritas"
|W. A. Mozart: "Laudate Dominum"||Robert Pearsall: "In Dulci Jubilo"|
2017-2018 Youth Choir SIGN-UP Form
John Rutter: "Star Carol"
Matthew Koraus: "Ave Maria"
Charles Wood: "Up, Good Christian Folk"
2017-2018 Concerts and Special Events
The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value…to be preserved and fostered with care.”
(Second Vatican Council, The Constitution on Sacred Liturgy)
We are pleased to announce the following music concerts and special events for the 2017-2018 season. We are especially grateful for our program collaborators this year, the Hofstra University Music Department, and the Suffolk Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Please plan on attending what promise to be wonderful events in the life of our parish!
Printer-friendly Concerts Brochure, 2017-2018
Sunday, September 24th, 3:30pm
Sunday, November 5th, 3:30pm
Sunday, December 17th, 3:30pm
Sunday, March 25th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 6th, 3:30pm
Sunday, June 10th, 3pm
The Pipe Organs of St. Patrick’s, Glück Orgelbau, Opus 16 and Opus 17:
Through the goodness of our parishioners, two new pipe organs by the Glück Pipe Organ Company were installed in 2014 to replace a smaller Möller pipe organ that was failing mechanically. The grand scaling of the new instruments, featuring two twin consoles of three manuals each and a combined total of 62 pipe ranks (over 3000 pipes), matches well with the cathedral-like size of the St. Patrick’s Church. The instruments will continue to serve the community in raising the hearts of the faithful to God, and endow each liturgy with a splendor of beauty fitting for the holy sacrifice they celebrate.
For more information, visit http://www.glucknewyork.com/
NEW CD RECORDING: Coming Spring 2018
Matthew Koraus, organist
Slideshow of the Organs' Construction:
Additional audio samples of the Organ:
About the Director
Matthew Koraus is an accomplished composer, organist, and tenor, presently serving as the Director of Music Ministries for the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, NY. He is also an adjunct professor of music at Hofstra University, NY, and Dean of the Suffolk Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Matthew holds the Master of Music degree in Composition from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied composition with Mark Stambaugh, and organ with Walter Hilse. A number of Matthew’s compositions are available through CanticaNOVA Publications. Matthew also holds the Fellowship Certification from the American Guild of Organists, and was the 2013 winner of both the Fellowship Prize and the S. Lewis Elmer Award offered by the Guild. He also holds the Guild’s Choir Master Certification and was the 2015 winner of the Choir Master Prize. Matthew was a finalist in the 2014 National Competition in Organ Improvisation, and won the First Prize of the 2015 University of Michigan Improvisation Competition. He lives on Long Island with his wife and frequent collaborator, Debbie, and their two daughters, Samantha and Jennifer.
Please visit www.matthewkoraus.com for more information and samples of Matthew’s work.
For your Marriage...
Download the Wedding Music Selection Guide
Audio samples for each piece may be found by clicking each title on the list below, or by searching elsewhere online. All of the sample recordings on the list below feature Matthew Koraus, organist. The vocal samples all feature cantors from parish's roster of singers. Some pieces were recorded in their entirety; others, in an abbreviated form. We highly encourage you to listen to every sample and give consideration to each piece before making any decisions on your Selection Guide.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Best wishes, and looking forward to your special day!
recorded live at St. Patrick's, Huntington
NOTE: These recordings are owned by the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington. Any use of these recordings beyond personal review is strictly prohibited.
Matthew Koraus, Director of Music
Church of St. Patrick
400 Main Street,
Huntington NY, 11743
(631) 385-3311, ext. 365