New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. This year we begin with the optimism of Haydn through his “Morning” Symphony and continue with the exuberance of Bach’s Gloria/et in terra pax, “And on earth peace,” from the monumental Mass in B Minor. Inspirational American roots are plumbed through the settings of three spirituals by African-American composers as we begin a New Year together, renewed in hope for the world we share.

Jamet Pittman, soprano

This year's New Year's Eve Concert for Peace takes place on Thursday, December 31st at 7 pm. To learn more or purchase a ticket, please click here.

Partner with us to produce this magnificent evening with a donation of $250, and in acknowledgment of your generosity we will provide you with one complimentary preferred-seating pass per donation. If you would like to make such a contribution, please contact Priscilla Bayley at or (212) 316-7570. Your donation will be tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.