People of many faiths and from various communities will gather together as The Cathedral of St. John the Divine rings in 2018 with the 33rd annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace on Sunday, December 31, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue 112th Street, NYC, NY.
This signature event is one of many comprising the 2017–2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space. This year’s concert begins with Joseph Haydn’s glorious Te Deum. The program continues with the US premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by composer Lucas Wiegerink; the text, written by Shakespeare is an impassioned commentary on immigration and refugees. A series of choral songs about our shared Earth continues the theme of neighborly compassion, inspiring a renewal of hope for the new year.
In addition, there will be performances by Jason Robert Brown and Judy Collins, joined by host Harry Smith, with soloists Jamet Pittman and Arthur Fiacco, this year’s concert will honor the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, who founded it in 1984 and is remembered in excerpts from his Mass. This annual concert bears Bernstein’s imprint and has become one of the Cathedral’s most celebrated events. Fanfare for the Common Man from St. John the Divine, NYC https://youtu.be/pemt2XGJYAk
A limited number of general admission seats are free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served
basis. Ticketed seating is also available, at $40 general admission, $100 preferred seating, and $150 premium seating. http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/4035/new-years-…
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