Music That Rises Above the City's Roar

New York Times, August 20, 2010

Music That Rises Above the City’s Roar

In the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Patrick Allen, the organist at Grace Church near Union Square, decided to play for the people gathering in the church's pews, filling the silence with the music of...

The Choir Experience at Grace Church....

The Choir Experience at Grace Church…

“Third Story. Last I want to tell you about a part of Grace that we certainly never expected to get to know: The Choir. Everyone knows that Grace started out as a choristers’ school, but most people also know the only thing they think...

Best (only) reason to go to church - 2006

The Village Voice
Best of Award 2006

Best (only) reason to go to church - 2006

Bach at Noon

Being raised in a born-again Christian household left a bad taste in my mouth: One Good Friday, when I was 10 years old, my mother forced a heaping tablespoonful of horseradish...

Overheard in the aisles of Grace Church

Overheard in the aisles following offerings by Patrick Allen

The program today was like little pictures, perfectly balanced offered gently with a good natured spirit.

The Bach was offered with elegant fluidity. Pure virtuosity fused with humility.

I would come every day if I could.

The Howells sounded like Howells,...