For ages 6 and up
The Cathedral marks the New Year with the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace: a celebration of music, dance, prayer and words, to the light of thousands of candles held by everyone attending. This is one of the most glorious events at the Cathedral, and, indeed, in the city: the new year, still dark and cold, is welcomed with light and song as the Muses drop in to bind us to each other with beauty.
Guests—this year—include Judy Collins, Harry Smith, soprano Lauren Flanigan, mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel, Tenor Rufus Mueller, Cellist Mihai Marica, Conductor Daniel Spratlan, and the Ubuntu-Shruti Orchestra under the Baton of 2010 Cathedral Conductor in Residence, George Mathew, performing music of all the Abrahamic faiths including Mass in Time of War by Franz Josef Haydn; Lament, a Cello Concerto on Jewish Themes by Mark Kuss; and music from the Sufi tradition.
The New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace was conceived by Leonard Bernstein. On December 31, 1983, he conducted a program starting with Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” reminding us that wars may be dreamed up and promulgated by the rich, but they are fought by the common men and women of this country, and all countries.
General Admission Seats are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Reserved Seats are $60.00. Go to website below to purchase tickets.
Priority Seats (at a Sponsorship Level) can be purchased through contacting Dee Dee Mozeleski at: firstname.lastname@example.org