Sean was born and raised in Ireland and received his B.A. in English and History from University College Dublin. He spent over 25 years in the corporate environment before joining the Oratory. He and his wife live on Long Island and have three children.
Conductor and singer Benjamin Niemczyk has performed with Anthony Newman, Hélène Grimaud, Ennio Morricone at Radio City Music Hall and the United Nations General Assembly, John Nelson, Marin Alsop, Harold Rosenbaum, Amy Kaiser, Frank Nemhauser, the Orchestra of St Lukes, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.He has held administrative positions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Orchestra, New Westchester Symphony, Canticum Novum Singers, New York Virtuoso Singers and C4. He is a founding member of C4. He served on the original jury for the composition competition of the New York Virtuoso Singers. He is the co-founder of the New Westchester Symphony Orchestra and founded New York Session Symphony. In addition to his work at St Boniface, he is conductor of New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, New York Session Symphony, Westchester Oratorio Society and the Chrysalis Consort. Also an amateur violist, he is a member of the New York Late Starters Orchestra. He studied at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and DePaul University School of Music. His principal conducting teachers are Cliff Colnot and Harold Rosenbaum.
Born in Brooklyn, married at the Oratory in 1998 by Father Mark, and a member of the Community since 1997, Christina holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University and joined the pastroral staff at the Oratory in 2015. Besides her work in the Christian formation of young people, Christina homeschools two of her four children and teaches Latin to homeschooling groups. She lives in Richmond Hill, Queens with her husband and children.
Tucker joined the Oratory music staff in 2015. Tucker is the associate director of the NYU Alumni Choir, and has served as the music director of the choirs at Friends Seminary NYC, Camp Encore/Coda in Maine, and the Lower East Side Prep School. As an organist, Tucker has played for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Inwood, the Musica Viva Orchestra, the NYU University Singers, and has given solo recitals in NYC, Virginia, and Italy. He currently sings with the Oratorio Society of New York, and the Chamber and Symphonic Choirs at the Manhattan School of Music. Tucker is featured on recordings of the American Boychoir, the New York Philharmonic, and on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's platinum record, The Lost Christmas Eve. Tucker is a proud graduate of NYU, and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music, studying choral conducting and organ with Kent Tritle.
Holding academic degrees in psychology, music and organ performance, Esther comes to her work at Assumption with a keen interest in all forms of musical leadership. She has conducted both small and larger orchestral ensembles in the US, the UK and around the world. While continuing to pursue conducting and other performance opportunities locally she also takes primary responsibility for playing the organ at both weekend Masses at Assumption.