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. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat; soloist Sidney Outlaw joins the choir for Robert Convery’s powerful setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a dream; and the choir performs make peace by David Lang and offers up the New York premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Alleluia. There is also music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, and special guests throughout the evening. And of course, the Cathedral Choir’s own Jamet Pittman leads the audience and invites them to join in with This little light of mine as we light candles to welcome the new year with hope, joy, and affirmation.

William Boyce
Symphony No. 1 in B-flat

Robert Convery
I have a dream

David Lang
make peace

Wayne Oquin
Alleluia (NY Premiere)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 29 in A

Johann Sebastian Bach
Dona nobis pacem

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