John Luther Adams & Simon Halsey
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John Luther Adams & Simon Halsey
Photos by Kris Serafin (l) and Matthias Heyde (r)

Venue Information: 

-Capacity in the cathedral is limited and admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

-Please note that comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended as we invite the audience to wander through the space during the performance and the cathedral is not air conditioned. Water bottles are allowed in the venue.

-If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

-For your comfort and safety, security measures will be in place. We recommend that you arrive early to ensure that you enter the cathedral before the performance begins. Free admission to the cathedral starts at 2:00 pm.

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Join together with hundreds of neighbors, visitors, and singers for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams's holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind. Celebrate our planet and community through an enveloping sound world created by 360-degree singing.

The Program

“One of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.”
– New Yorker on John Luther Adams

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Venue and Accessibility

1047 Amsterdam Ave

This performance is an aural presentation occurring in various locations throughout the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. There is no stage or seating area. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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In the Name of the Earth

(World premiere)

North, South, East, and West choruses
Simon Halsey, conductor

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Due to inclement weather, this performance has been relocated to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (112th Street & Amsterdam Avenue). See below for more details.
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North, South, East, and West choruses

Simon Halsey, conductor

John Luther Adams, composer

CHORUS INFORMATION

NORTH CHORUS Patrick Gardner, conductor with Alex Canovas

WEST CHORUS Malcolm Merriweather, conductor with Greg Dlugos

EAST CHORUS Ronnie Oliver Jr., conductor with Rebecca Hof

SOUTH CHORUS Deborah Simpkin King, conductor with Anthony Blake Clark

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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The 2018 presentation of In the Name of the Earth is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Rita E. and Gustave M. hauser, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation.