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Great Music in a Great Space: New Year's Eve Concert for Peace (Ensemble)

  • The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat. Soloist Malcolm Merriweather joins the choir for Robert Convery’s powerful setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a dream, followed by the New York premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Allelulia. There is also music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, and special guests throughout the evening. And of course, the Cathedral Choir’s own Jamet Pittman leads the audience and invites them to join in with This little light of mineas we light candles to welcome the new year with hope, joy, and affirmation.

General admission seats are free and open to the public on the night of the show. Reserved seats are on sale now.

William Boyce
Symphony No. 1 in B-flat

Robert Convery
I have a dream

Wayne Oquin
Alleluia (NY Premiere)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 29 in A

Johann Sebastian Bach 
Dona nobis pacem