Music has long played an important role in the life of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC). Our worship is rich in congregational song in the form of hymns, psalms, responses, and Taizé and Iona chants. Our Church Choir and Children’s Choirs enhance our liturgies with choral music written by composers from the 16th century to the present day, and our services typically begin and end with organ masterworks offered on our magnificent Casavant pipe organ.
Since 1965 MAPC has sponsored a concert series – the Saint Andrew Music Society – which presents concerts in our inviting and acoustically superb sanctuary. Our Sunday afternoon Music on Madison series features a wide range of performers including pianists, chamber ensembles, vocalists and choral groups. MAPC’s very own choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, is the cornerstone of the concert series, performing great sacred choral works with the professional Saint Andrew Orchestra and guest instrumentalists.