Calling it “An Unprecedented Event in New York” the Soli Deo Gloria Psalms Project, “in November 2014, two of New York City’s (and the world’s) most renowned houses of worship will participate in a unique SDG-sponsored interfaith event. In an unprecedented collaboration, the choirs of Temple Emanu-El and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will join forces to present the world premieres of two SDG Psalms Project commissions.”
I Will Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)
by Paul Moravec
For a cappella chorus
Text based on the King James Version
Listen to an archival recording of the World Premiere.
How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place (Psalm 84)
by Victoria Bond
For chorus and organ
Translation by the composer
Both choral works will be performed by the combined choirs in both Temple Emanu-El and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Each of the services is open to the public and all are welcome.
The Temple performance takes place during the Sabbath Service:
Friday, November 21, 2014
One East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
The Cathedral performance takes place during Evensong:
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
The scope of the Soli Deo Gloria Psalms Project, during the initial three-year pilot, is to create a collection of fifteen contemporary choral works by the world’s foremost composers, expressing the text of the Hebrew Psalter in the Western Art music tradition for a 21st-century audience.