Readers living in or near New York City are reminded that the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral (263 Mulberry Street, Manhattan) will celebrate its bicentennial with votive Vespers (Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair on Sunday, February 22nd, at 4:00 pm. The music dates from approximately 200 years before the basilica was founded; composers include Viadana, Anerio, and other great innovators who enriched the western Church with artistic output fitting the reforms of the Council of Trent. The schola will be supported by continuo played on organ and theorbo, making for a unique and gorgeous sound. Father Peter Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., will be the celebrant. More details are provided HERE.