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Fifth Avenue FamousThe Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral$
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Salvatore Basile

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231874

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823231874.001.0001

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The Trash Twin of Fifth Avenue (1990–97)

The Trash Twin of Fifth Avenue (1990–97)

(p.250) Chapter 7 The Trash Twin of Fifth Avenue (1990–97)
Fifth Avenue Famous

Salvatore Basile

Fordham University Press

Almost as quickly as the news of John Grady's death was spreading through the ranks of choir members by phone, Monsignor Dalla Villa was sitting down to an emergency meeting with Donald Dumler to make the necessary arrangements—not only for Grady's funeral, but for some sort of stop-gap measures to continue the work of the music department. Due to this, the Archdiocesan Music Commissioner, John-Michael Caprio, had been asked to take part. Caprio would eventually become more important in the New York area than he had been. They also made his schedule a nightmare. Still, Caprio wanted a venue for high-powered choral work, and his new church could be used as a base of operations. For additional vocal strength, he hit upon the idea of combining the forces of Rye's three major churches—Resurrection, the Anglican outlet Christ's Church, and Rye Presbyterian—to give joint holiday concerts. Caprio's position, combined with his talent for schmoozing the media, meant that his opinions on liturgical music regularly made it into print. This chapter looks at the legacy of Caprio as music director of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the changes he introduced to the choir.

Keywords:   John Grady, liturgical music, St. Patrick's Cathedral, John-Michael Caprio, Monsignor Dalla Villa, choir, music director

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