New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Convert 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 Haydn’s glorious Te Deum and continue with the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by composer Lucas Wiegerink. A series of songs about our shared Earth continues the theme of neighborly compassion and the renewal of hope for the coming year. Wrapping up this year’s performance, we celebrate the concert’s founder by performing chorales from Leonard Bernstein’s own Mass.

Jamet Pittman, Soprano
Arthur Fiacco, Cello

Joseph Haydn
Te Deum

Lucas Wiegerink
See the Wretched Strangers (U.S. premiere)

Rupert Lang
Earth Teach Me

Frank Ticheli
Earth Song

Leonard Bernstein
Chorales from Mass

This year's New Year's Eve Concert for Peace takes place on Sunday, 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.