The Cathedral of St. John The Divine Rings In 2023 with New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
Price: Ranges from $40 – $150
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine closes out the year with celebration and song with the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace on Saturday, December 31 at 7 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).
The New Years Eve Concert for Peace, a NYC tradition founded at the Cathedral by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, is a joyous tradition with music of inspiration and social conscience. After weathering pandemic-related changes to these treasured performances in 2020 and 2021, the Cathedral is delighted to bring the concert back in person this year. Through the generous support of Mount Sinai Health System, the concert will also be available to livestream on the Cathedral’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
This year’s concert will be hosted by renowned journalist Harry Smith and features the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra with vocal soloists Jamet Pittman, Mary Beth Nelson, Peter Stewart, Halley Gilbert, and Paul D’Arcy. The program includes the world premiere of Joseph Turrin’s Lullaby for Vaska, dedicated to the people of Ukraine. The performance encompasses works ranging from Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite and J. S. Bach’s Dona nobis pacem to David Lang’s Make peace and Wang Jie’s The Name That Never Dies. Ending the year on a high note of musical togetherness, the concert concludes with the classic spiritual This Little Light of Mine.
The Cathedral gratefully acknowledges the Mount Sinai Health System for its generous sponsorship of the 2022 New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace. For tickets and more information on the New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace, visit the Cathedral’s website.