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Upcoming Music Ministry Events

Music Ministry Orientations | St. William the Abbot

Music Ministry Orientations

September 22 & 24, 2014
7:00pm
The Abbey

Interested in joining our ministry? Want to find out more about what is available from our Music Ministries Office? Interested in supporting the ministry?

Join us for our New Year orientation where we discuss in the ins and outs of the ministry, all of the different opportunities to serve, and how each group works. Adults and children are welcome. Please leave a message at the Music Ministry Office at (516) 781-3253 or email us at stwilliamsmusic@gmail.com to register for the orientation. We will need the name of the person interested, whether they are an adult or a child, what group(s) they are interested in joining, daytime and evening phone numbers, and age if it is a child.

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Twilight Cabaret 2014 | St. William the Abbot

4th Annual Twilight Cabaret

September 27, 2014
8:00pm
The Abbey

Want to spend a night in Las Vegas listening to great music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin… without buying a plane ticket to the desert? St. William’s 3rd Annual Twilight Cabaret will bring that jazz-club evening to Seaford, NY!

Come enjoy a three-course dinner, unlimited wine and beer, an amazing professional 4-piece jazz band and singers performing some great Rat Pack favorites, and raffle and door prizes! Tickets are $45 per person, but if you book a table of 8 people or more, the price drops to $40 per person.

Download our ticket form and return it to The Rectory before September 22, 2014, or call the Music Ministry office for reservations at (516) 781-3253. You must reserve tickets in advance to attend, so buy your tickets now before we sell out!

Photos from the 2013 Twilight Cabaret »

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Advent Night and the Parish Christmas Pageant | St. William the Abbot

Christmas Pageant & Advent Night

December 12, 2014
6:30pm
The School Gym

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Candlelight Carol Sing 2014 | St. William the Abbot

3rd Annual Candlelight Carol Sing

December 17, 2014
7:30pm
The Church

A wonderful event sure to become a holiday family tradition, attendees participate in singing familiar Christmas favorites as well as being entertained with the sounds of beautiful music provided by professional musicians, handbells and a wonderful group of singers. A featured moment of the evening is the singing of the familiar “Silent Night” carol with the church illuminated only by candlelight. Arriving early is recommended. Those arriving early (on or before 7:00pm) will enjoy warm cider or hot chocolate on the front plaza around a fire while a brass quintet serenades them.

Admission is free, although free-will offerings are accepted. Please bring your family and friends for an unforgettable event!

Photos from the 2012 Candlelight Carol Sing »

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Christmas Eve and Day Masses | St. William the Abbot

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Epiphany of our Lord

December 24 & 25, 2014
The Church

St. William’s Music Ministry celebrates the Christmas season with music from local professional musicians who join us for our Masses. Come join the Music Ministry on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Epiphany to celebrate the birth of our Lord!

Christmas Eve

4:00pm The Church Brass, Cantor and Organ
(The Brass will play carols from 3:30pm - 4:00pm)
4:00pm The Gym Pianist, Cantor and Instrumentalist
4:00pm The Abbey Pianist and Cantor
5:30pm The Church Folk Group
8:00pm The Church Cantor and Pianist
11:30pm The Church Brass, Timpani and Choir: Prelude of Carols
Midnight The Church Brass, Timpani and Choir: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

7:45am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm The Church Harp, Trumpet and Cantor

Epiphany of our Lord

Please join our Choirs and Instrumentalists as we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to worship our Lord.

9:15am The Church Children and Youth Choirs, Handbells, Trumpet and Timpani
10:45am The Church Adult Choir and Handbells, Trumpet and Timpani
Coffeehouse | St. William the Abbot

Coffeehouse

February 7, 2015
The Abbey

Take a break from the winter cold. Come inside and join us for delicious flavored coffees, desserts, snacks, and an evening of great entertainment!

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Singers of Long Island | St. William the Abbot

Singers of Long Island

March 4, 2015
The Church

Please join us on the final night of our parish mission as the incomparable Singers of Long Island (S.O.L.I.) provide music for the evening as well as a brief program of select repertoire for your enjoyment immediately following the mission.

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Paschal Triduum and Easter Sunday | St. William the Abbot

Paschal Triduum & Easter Sunday

April 2-5, 2014
The Church

Join our parish choir, Schola Cantorum, and musicians as we commemorate the Lord’s Last Supper, Death on the Cross and as we together await His resurrection. The Paschal Triduum is the most solemn of all times in our Liturgical Calendar. Those days, of course, lead up to the Glory of Easter and the discovery of the empty tomb.

Paschal Triduum

Apr. 2, 2015 — 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Parish Choir
Apr. 3, 2015 — 3:00pm Good Friday (Adoration of the Cross) Schola Cantorum
Apr. 4, 2015 — 8:00pm Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) Schola, Choir, Trumpet & Timpani

Easter Sunday — April 5, 2015

7:45am The Church Harp & Cantor
10:15am The Church Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor
11:30am The Church Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor
12:45pm The Church Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor
Octave of Easter | St. William the Abbot

Octave of Easter

April 12, 2014
The Church

We continue the celebration of Easter on the Eighth day with a solemn Mass at 9:15am with our Children and Youth Choirs, Timpani and Trumpet and our Adult Choir with Timpani and Trumpet at the 10:45am Mass.

Coffeehouse image courtesy of Paul at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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