Michele Scarpelli Nigro
Making Music For 30 Years
The TreasureHouse Chorale is comprised of choristers from parishes and churches throughout Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties, including Saint John and Saint Mary, Chappaqua, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, St. Bernard, White Plains, Saint Lucy’s, Bronx, Saint Paul, Greenwich, Saint Cecilia’s, Stamford, St. Denis, Hopewell Junction, and Saint Augustine’s, New City.
Under the direction of Mr. Joseph Nigro, it consists of professional and semi-professional SATB voices from among various parish choirs in the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Bridgeport. The Chorale has performed at St. Bernard’s Church, White Plains, Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining, Our Lady of Loreto Church, Cold Spring, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak, St. Paul’s Church, Greenwich, Annunciation Church, Crestwood, Saint James, Carmel, and St. John & St. Mary Church, Chappaqua.
Their 1995 Advent-Christmas Concert held in Stamford was attended by then-Bishop of Bridgeport Cardinal Egan. They have appeared on The Sunday Mass, produced by Passionist Communications of Pelham, NY. On their compact disc recording Rejoice, Greatly, they perform many of the masterpieces of sacred music by Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Palestrina and Holst, accompanied by organist Lana Kollath, Chamber Orchestra, and featuring Metropolitan Opera Dramatic Soprano Janet Hopkins.
They have performed Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Mass in B Flat Major, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and many other works from the sacred repertory. News 12 Westchester has been present for their Advent-Christmas Concerts, and noted “ …The sweet sounds of the TreasureHouse Chorale…”. Their concerts have been televised throughout Westchester County on many cable channels.
The Chorale has performed in the Vatican at St. Peter’s Basilica on three occasions and made a fourth choir pilgrimage abroad to Austria and Germany in October 2003.