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Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Salvatore Basile

Abstract

Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral has been considered the gold standard of liturgical music—an example of artistic excellence that has garnered worldwide renown. Yet behind this stately facade lies an intriguing mix of New York history, star secrets, and high-level office politics that has made the choir not only a source of prime musical entertainment but also fodder for tabloids and periodicals across the United States. As the city's preeminent Catholic institution, St. Patrick's Cathedr ... More

Keywords: Cathedral Choir, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, history, star secrets, office politics, Catholic, dynamic, diverse community, century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231874
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231874.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Salvatore Basile, author
Cathedral Music Historian, St. Patrick's Cathedral