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The Psalms Experience 

“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.

Past Events

Panel Discussion: Introducing The Psalms Experience

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. Learn More 

Psalms 1: Mortal Leadership, Divine Guidance

Thursday, November 2, 2017

St. Paul's Chapel

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street explores the delicate interplay of love and fear that has long defined our leaders. Learn More 

Psalms 2: Faith

Saturday, November 4, 2017

St. Paul's Chapel

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs music by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Charpentier, and more. Learn More 

Psalms 3: Justice

Saturday, November 4, 2017

St. Paul's Chapel

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs music from the 12th century to the 21st, including a premiere by David Lang. Learn More 

Psalms 4: Powerlessness and Redemption

Sunday, November 5, 2017

St. Paul's Chapel

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs works spanning Josquin des Prez and Rameau to Britten and Ives. Learn More 

Psalms 5: State of Humankind

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New York Society for Ethical Culture

The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs works by Tallis, Bach, Monteverdi, Michael van der Aa, and more. Learn More 

Psalms 6: Gratitude

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New York Society for Ethical Culture

Britain’s Tallis Scholars highlight music by Haydn, and Schubert, plus a premiere by Nico Muhly. Learn More 

Psalms 7: Abandonment

Friday, November 10, 2017

New York Society for Ethical Culture

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir performs psalm settings in Armenian, Latin, and German. Learn More 

Psalms 8: Lamentation

Friday, November 10, 2017

New York Society for Ethical Culture

The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs works from the Dutch Renaissance, Romantic Germany, and England during the First World War. Learn More 

Psalms 9: Security and Trust

Saturday, November 11, 2017

James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary

The Tallis Scholars perform Carl Nielsen’s setting of Psalm 23 alongside a collection of early music. Learn More 

Psalms 10: Pilgrimage of Life

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. Learn More 

Psalms 11: Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 11, 2017

James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary

The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs euphoric settings by Poulenc and Purcell, among others. Learn More 

Psalms 12: Consequences of Power

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... Learn More