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Ministry of Music

Sacred music proclaims the Word of God and gives us glimpses of God’s beauty. The voices of the Chancel Choir lead us each Sunday in prayer and praise, and our Worship & Arts series presents special musical events throughout the season. Music at Brick is led by Minister of Music Raymond Nagem

Our congregation loves to sing, and we lift our voices in worship to sing what we believe. The words and music of our hymns, drawn from the early days of the Church all the way to the 21st century, bind us together as a community and teach the central ideas of our faith. To learn more about A Legacy of Sacred Songs, a collection of Brick Church’s favorite hymns, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • Organ Recital: Raymond Nagem
    Organ Recital: Raymond Nagem
    Tue, Mar 05
    The Sanctuary
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Sanctuary, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Sanctuary, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Minister of Music Raymond Nagem performs the complete organ sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn in a single concert on Brick Church’s magnificent Casavant organ. Tickets $30 / $10 Student
  • Cantata Sunday: Hear My Words
    Cantata Sunday: Hear My Words
    Sun, Mar 10
    The Brick Presbyterian Church
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Brick Presbyterian Church, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Brick Presbyterian Church, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    C. Hubert H. Parry’s festival anthem Hear My Words, Ye People resounds with grand writing for choir, a majestic bass solo, and a brilliant organ accompaniment.
  • John Stainer's The Crucifixion | Celebrating 100 years
    John Stainer's The Crucifixion | Celebrating 100 years
    Fri, Mar 29
    The Sanctuary
    Mar 29, 2024, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Sanctuary, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Mar 29, 2024, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Sanctuary, 1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Join us to celebrate the 100th performance of The Crucifixion at Brick, featuring full orchestra with the Chancel Choir and soloists Jeffrey Taveras and Malcolm Merriweather.
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Chancel Choir

The professional singers of the Chancel Choir include some of New York City’s finest choral musicians, who are also extraordinary soloists in their own right. The choir sings each week during Sunday worship, as well as at special services for Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter. The Chancel Choir also includes volunteer choristers with excellent sight-reading and musicianship skills. To arrange an audition, contact Raymond Nagem.

Youth Choir

Brick Church offers children exceptional opportunities to lead worship through music. Led by Julianna Grabowski, the Youth Choirs learn a wide variety of music, grow in faith, and develop vocal skills for a lifetime of joyful music making. The choirs rehearse on Wednesday afternoons, and sing regularly on Sundays, as well as at signature events such as the Park Avenue Tree Lighting.

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Worship & Arts

Brick Church opens its doors and welcomes all to experience the joyous, uplifting power of the performing arts. Music, dance, and drama can comfort, inspire, challenge, and bring us closer to the divine, showing us God’s glory reflected in all beautiful things. In addition to incorporating music and the arts into our regular worship services, we host multiple special events throughout the year.  Click below for this season's flyer.

Our Instruments

Brick Church has two world-class pipe organs: the Sanctuary organ built by Casavant Frères (2005) and the Chapel organ built by Guilbault-Thérien (1996). Also in the Sanctuary is a fully restored 1898 Steinway “C” grand piano.

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Dr. Raymond Nagem

Minister of Music and 

Organist

rnagem@brickchurch.org

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Julianna Grabowski

Director of Children’s Music Ministries

jgrabowski@brickchurch.org

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Daniel Jacky

Wilson Family Sacred Music

Intern

daniel.jacky@yale.edu

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