The mission of the New York Catholic Chorale is to sing the music of the Church,
in the Church, for the Church.
Founded by Thomas F. Savoy (SavoyMusic.net) fifteen years ago, the Chorale is a chamber choir of approximately twenty singers. Led most recently by
Dr. Muriel Maharidge, and now under the direction of Christian Ritter, the Chorale offers the finest sacred music to the Roman Catholic Church and the religious
community at large.
As ministers of evangelization to a society hungry for beauty and the sacred, the Chorale preserves and fosters the living tradition (“traditio vivens”) of sacred
music as an inspiration for worship.
Whether at Mass, Vespers, Stations of the Cross or Hours of Devotion, the Chorale presents the music of the Church in the settings for which it was intended.
The greater part of the Chorale’s repertoire is a capella sacred polyphony from the Renaissance, but it truly runs the gamut from the Medieval to the Classical, the Romantic and the Modern. A smaller group, the Chorale’s Schola Collegium, specializes in Gregorian Chant.