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Tuesday, October 19

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:30 PM - 9 PM


Download the concert program

The Cathedral is pleased to offer a livestream of the concert for all to enjoy. The livestream will appear on this page on the evening of October 19.

This performance is now sold out. Doors will open at 6 pm for the pre-concert talk with David Briggs and Director of Cathedral Music Kent Tritle at 7 pm. Ticketholders should arrive at the Cathedral no later than 7:25 to ensure a seat for the performance. There will be a standby line for patrons without tickets that will be seated after 7:25 pm, so please plan your arrival time accordingly.

Artist in Residence David Briggs, renowned for his organ transcriptions of major orchestral masterpieces, presents the world premiere of his scintillating new arrangement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the “Choral.” David will be joined by twelve singers from the Cathedral Choir, timpani, and percussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Beethoven’s all-embracing and sumptuous score as never before imagined: music mirroring the universality of the human spirit. The concert is a tribute to the NYC medical community and other essential workers.

Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine

Kent Tritle, conductor

David Briggs, organ

Susanna Phillips, soprano

Kirsten Sollek, contralto

Bernard Holcomb, tenor

Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone

Please note, the Cathedral requires proof of vaccination to attend liturgical, non-liturgical, and ticketed events. All attendees and/or ticketholders must be fully vaccinated (received the final dose at least 14 days before the performance date). At check-in, ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NYS Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of the vaccination card and a valid ID).

Learn more about the Cathedral’s COVID-19 policies here.