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Arvo Pärt's Passio, A Concert for Peace and Healing: Conducted by James Blachly with Artefact Ensemble and soloists Enrico Lagasca and Haitham Haidar. Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at 7pm

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About the Event

Arvo Pärt’s Passio

A Concert for Peace and Healing

A co-production of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and Experiential Orchestra, in partnership with LPR Presents

Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2024

Choral Prelude at 7pm
Concert of Passio at 8pm

Music by Arvo Pärt

Enrico Lagasca, Jesus
Haitham Haidar, Pilate

With Evangelist Quartet
Elijah McCormick, soprano
Kate Maroney, alto
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Charles Wesley Evans, bass

Featuring Artefact Ensemble and soloists from Experiential Orchestra:
Henry Wang, violin
Christa Robinson, oboe
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Serafim Smigelskiy, cello
Raymond Nagem, organ

conducted by James Blachly, Experiential Orchestra Music Director
Choral Prelude
conducted by Benedict Sheehan, Artefact Ensemble Artistic Director
Concept developed by Pauline Kim Harris, Experiential Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning

Grammy-Winning Experiential Orchestra and collaborators Artefact Ensemble bring their acclaimed interpretation of the music of Arvo Pärt to New York for the first time since their two sold-out concerts of the music of Arvo Pärt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021.

At 7pm, a choral prelude of Orthodox Chant settings by Benedict Sheehan allows the audience to experience Arvo Pärt's religious and musical world; Passio begins at 8pm.

These concerts will be performed as an offering for peace and healing in the world.

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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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