The Cecilia Chorus of New York was founded in 1906 as the St. Cecilia Chorus. The Chorus has won recognition as a prominent performing arts organization in New York City and has left its mark on American musical history.

    Music director Mark Shapiro was appointed the seventh music director of the Cecilia Chorus of New York in 2011. He is one of a handful of artistic leaders in North America to have won a prestigious ASCAP Programming Award four times, achieving the unique distinction of winning such an award with more than one ensemble. His work has been praised by The New York Times for its “virtuosity and assurance,” and “uncommon polish,” and characterized by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger as “erudite and far-reaching.” The 2012-13 season is the first maestro Shapiro has helped to plan.