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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – Free Admission!

October 19, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Free admission offered for all! 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.



October 19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States