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Ushering for a musical performance in Scarsdale

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We're looking for ushers to help check in audience members and pass out programs for a musical performance at St. James the Less Church in Scarsdale. For information about the performance, visit our website:

Volunteer ushers will:

  • use their smartphone to check in tickets with QR codes via their web browser and phone camera (this is easy to set up, and our box office manager will show you how);
  • pass out programs to audience members;
  • and show audience members where the restrooms are located.
We ask that volunteer ushers treat everyone who comes in the door with a spirit of hospitality, welcome them to the performance, and direct questions that you can't answer to the box office manager. To thank you for your help, we will offer a free ticket to one of your guests for this performance (7:30 PM on Friday, March 24).

We look forward to meeting you, and we thank you in advance for your help welcoming members of the community to our musical performance.

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Mission Statement

We're working to revive one of humanity’s great art forms present in rituals, in liturgy, and on stage: the sacred drama. We make editions and translations of Italian Baroque oratorios and present performances in the New York Metropolitan area.


While in the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School, Academy of Sacred Drama founder Jeremy Rhizor discovered the sadly neglected world of sacred drama and began to brainstorm how he might be able to champion the revival of the genre.

Of immediate interest was the Baroque oratorio genre that draws its stories from Biblical tales and the lives of the saints. Oratorio libretti tell stories that generally would have been familiar to European contemporaries regardless of their beliefs. Jeremy proposed to create a Baroque-style Academy for the present day that would make it possible for the stories of sacred drama to come alive for audiences of today.

And so the Academy of Sacred Drama was formed. We seek to revive one of humanity’s great art forms present in rituals, in liturgy, and on stage. The New York Times called us "striking" and listed our performance of Antonio Draghi’s late seventeenth century Oratorio di Giuditta as one of the top ten of the week-an honor that we shared for that period with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In the 2022-2023 season, we're performing oratorios by the composer Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747), a contemporary of G.F. Handel, that deal with the theme of "Triumph Over Temptation." Performances are in Scarsdale, NY at St. James the Less Church and in New York City at St. Vincent Ferrer Church.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture


Fri Mar 24, 2023
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


St. James the Less Church10 Church LnScarsdale, NY 10583



  • Music Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • We ask that you arrive by 6:30 PM so that the box office manager can show you how to scan tickets with your smartphone. You can load a webpage in your web browser to do so, and do not need to download an app. The performance runs from 7:30-9:30 PM.
  • We ask that you offer a warm welcome to audience members, scan tickets, hand out programs, direct audience members to the restrooms, and bring a smartphone with an internet connection.

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