Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on New Year’s Eve, 2016 into 2017

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

Saturday, December 31, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Nave

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. This year we begin with the optimism of Haydn through his “Morning” Symphony and continue with the exuberance of Bach’s Gloria/et in terra pax, “And on earth peace,” from the monumental Mass in B Minor. As part of this evening’s concert, Cathedral is pleased to present a new work by composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, “Light Shall Lift Us,” a musical response to the tragedy that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016: the largest mass shooting in U.S history. The inspirational work was premiered in “One Voice Orlando,” a benefit concert Campbell helped organize with Opera Orlando, that sought to reunite and heal the city during a very difficult time. This year’s concert will conclude with settings of three spirituals by African-American composers as we begin a New Year together, renewed in hope for the world we share.

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SOLOIST
Jamet Pittman, soprano

PROGRAM
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 6 in D major, “Le Matin”

Johann Sebastian Bach
From the Mass in B Minor:
Gloria/et in terra pax
Laudamus te
Gratias agimus tibi
Dona nobis pacem

Adolphus Hailstork
Motherless Child

William Dawson
Balm in Gilead

Moses Hogan
Walk together, Children

Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell
Light Shall Lift Us

Traditional Spiritual
This little light of mine

 

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