150 psalms. 150 composers. 12 concerts.
“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.
Join WNYC’s John Schaefer ahead of this special concert series to explore the history of the Psalms and their contemporary relevance.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street explores the delicate interplay of love and fear that has long defined our leaders.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs music by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Charpentier, and more.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs music from the 12th century to the 21st, including a premiere by David Lang.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs works spanning Josquin des Prez and Rameau to Britten and Ives.
The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs works by Tallis, Bach, Purcell, Monteverdi, Michael van der Aa, and more.
Britain’s Tallis Scholars highlight music by Byrd, Haydn, and Schubert, plus a premiere by Nico Muhly.
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir performs psalm settings in Armenian, Russian, Latin, German, and Aramaic.
The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs works from the Dutch Renaissance, Romantic Germany, and 20th-century America.
The Tallis Scholars perform Carl Nielsen’s setting of Psalm 23 alongside a collection of early music.
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir perform works by Palestrina, Brahms, and Arvo Pärt, plus a premiere by Evelin Seppar.
The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs euphoric settings by Poulenc and Virgil Thomson, among others.
The Tallis Scholars explore settings by Handel, Gabrieli, and others before joining the other choirs for Thomas Tallis’s Spem in alium.