Sergio Sandi – Beethoven Sonatas Recital

Music Director Sergio Sandi will be giving a recital of sonatas by Beethoven next Saturday January 19th at 7:30 pm at the church.  Suggested donation $10.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1 No. 1
– Allegro
– Adagio
– Menuetto: allegretto
– Prestissimo
Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major “Quasi una fantasia“, Op. 27 No. 1
– Andante – Allegro – Andante
– Allegro molto e vivace
– Adagio con espressione
– Allegro vivace
Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78
– Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
– Allegro vivace
Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 – “Waldstein”
– Allegro con brio
– Introduzione: adagio molto

Upcoming Events Jan 14-Feb 3

Media Meeting – Monday, January 14, 7 PM
Please join us for our next meeting on the our efforts to minister to our parishioners that are on the go and have extensive work and family commitments. RSVP to [email protected] if you can participate in person, or can join us remotely via Skype.

Sergio Sandi – Beethoven Sonatas Recital – Saturday, January 19th, 7:30 PM at the church.
Suggested donation $10. See here for more information.

Meet & Greets – Sunday, January 27 after each Mass
Our next Meet & Greets will be on Sunday, January 27. We will be offering coffee and breakfast after the 9 and 11:15 AM Masses, and wine and cheese after the 7 PM Mass. Please join us for hospitality and fellowship!

Bishop’s Visit – Sunday, February 3, 9 AM
*Note the date was incorrect in last week’s email!

Bishop DiMarzio will be visiting St. Charles on Sunday, February 3rd, and will be celebrating the 9 AM Mass that day. Please join us to welcome him together as a parish community that morning. While we will still have the 11:15 AM and 7 PM Masses as usual, it’s also Super Bowl Sunday, so perhaps the 9 AM Mass will best fit your schedule that day.

Fr. John Reception 5/6 after 7 PM Mass

Bishop Di Marzio has assigned Fr John Gribowich to residence at St Charles from April 9th. He previously served in St Nicolas of Tolentine Parish in Jamaica, Queens. Father Gribowich’s day job will be at DeSales Media, the communications ministry of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It includes “The Tablet” our Diocesan Newspaper, “Net TV” our Diocesan Television Station and outreach through social media. He will also be pursing an executive MBA at the
University of California at Berkley.

We will have a wine and cheese reception for Father this Sunday 5/6 after the 7:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited.

Spring Concert – Saturday, April 14

Duo Sandí: Adrian (left) and Sergio Sandí. Photo: Jiyang Chen

On Saturday, April 14 at 7 pm,  Sergio Sandí, Music Director and pianist at St. Charles Borromeo, and Adrian Sandí, NYC Clarinet Solo Recitalist, will perform a concert of classical music by Lutoslawski, Schumann, Castro and Brahms.

During his career Sergio Sandí has participated in numerous concerts, recitals and other presentations at Costa Rica’s principal venues, and also in the U.S.A., Italy, France, Lithuania, and Guatemala. Among his many honors Mr. Sandi was awarded the Costa Rican National Prize in Music as best solo performer, the highest award in Costa Rica, given by the Ministry of Culture. Mr. Sandí serves as director of music at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights, and St. Andrew the Apostle in Bay Ridge.

Adrián Sandí is currently a freelancer in the NYC metro area. An active solo recitalist, Adrián has given numerous chamber music and solo performances throughout his career in Costa Rica, Panama, U.S.A., Canada, China, Mexico and Germany. An avid performer of new music, Adrián is currently a member of Ensemble Signal and Periapsis Music and Dance. He has performed with groups such as Bang on a Can All-Stars, loadbang, New York New Music Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble and Numinous. Adrián has performed as the principal clarinetist of Wichita Symphony Orchestra for their 2011-12 season and with ensembles such as Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific.

Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.


Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Preludia Taneczne / Dance Preludes (1954)
1. Allegro Molto
2. Andantino
3. Allegro giocoso
4. Andante
5. Allegro Molto

Carlos José Castro (1963)
Serenata de la Luna (2013)
1. Enérgico
2. Expresivo
3. Como un aire popular
4. Dramático y temperamental
5. Rapsódico

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke Op. 73 / Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 (1849)
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
2. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
3. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 1 Op. 120 (1894)
1. Allegro appasionato
2. Andante un poco Adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Vivace

Christmas and New Year Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 17: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am (featuring Children’s Pageant), and 7 pm

Sunday, Dec. 24: 4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve
Sunday Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am; Children’s Pageant Mass at 5 pm.
No 7 pm Mass on Dec. 24.

Monday, Dec. 25: Christmas
Mass at Midnight, 9 am, 11:15 am
No 7 pm Mass on Dec. 25

Sunday, Dec. 31: Sunday During Octive of Christmas
Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am, 7 pm

Monday, Jan. 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 9 am and 11:15 am.