“Out of the depths I cry to you!” For nearly 3,000 years, humans have reached out to the divine through the Psalms, the Hebrew Bible’s book of hymns revealing the gratitude, fear, and longing of the human heart. In this unprecedented choral project, four world-renowned choirs traverse 1,000 years of music over the course of 12 thematic concerts featuring all 150 psalms by 150 different composers from Bach and Handel to today’s leading artists, including new commissions by Nico Muhly and David Lang, among others.
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All concerts are approximately one hour long and will be preceded by a brief introduction.
The White Light Festival presentation of The Psalms Experience is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
David Rubenstein Atrium
Join WNYC’s John Schaefer ahead of this special concert series to explore the history of the Psalms and their contemporary relevance.
Concert 10: Pilgrimage of Life
Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Grete Pedersen, conductor
Saturday, November 11, 2017
James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir perform works by Palestrina, Brahms, and Arvo Pärt, plus a premiere by Evelin Seppar.
Concert 12: Consequences of Power
Peter Phillips, conductor
With members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Netherlands Chamber Choir, and Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Alice Tully Hall
The Tallis Scholars explore settings by Handel, Gabrieli, and others before joining members of the other choirs for Thomas Tallis’s...