Playing organ for New York teams is sports heaven for church musician

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April 15, 2015

Organist for New York professional sports teams poses inside coliseum

Paul Cartier, organist for the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders, poses for a photo before a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., March 26. Cartier also plays the organ for Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and at Our Lady of Hope Church in Carle Place, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (CNS) — Paul Cartier, an organist at Our Lady of Hope Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, finds himself in sports heaven at this time of the year.

In addition to his parish duties, Cartier plays the organ for Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders.

With baseball season and hockey’s postseason underway, Cartier is a busy man, driving between his home in South Hempstead and his jobs at Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

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