John Adams’ "El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered," presented by The Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 12/21/23
El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered presented by The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC Featuring AMOC with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Christian Reif
Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
Tickets are "Choose-What-You-Pay" (ranging from $5-125) and are available online at https://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/44877/el-nino-nativity-reconsidered or in person at The Cathedral's box office.
El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered will be conducted by Christian Reif, who created the new arrangement and premiered the initial, distilled arrangement as part of Julia Bullock's residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where The New York Times called it "intimate, affecting and quietly rich with activism."
"When devising this distilled rendering of El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered, it was always with the hopeful intention to bring this music and poetry to as many people as possible. What a gorgeous opportunity to share the magnificence and magic of El Niño with more communities and individuals," said Bullock.
"El Nino is one of my favorite pieces of music," said Bullock. "It's one of John and Peter's greatest collaborations."
"We believe that El Niño is a resonant part of the holiday canon and are thrilled to share it coast to coast, returning home to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine where it will be presented again without the barrier of cost," said Courtenay Casey, Executive Director, American Modern Opera Company.
"The Cathedral has always seen art as human participation in the creative action of God. Our great building itself is a sign of how much we value the human search for beauty. John Adams' El Niño is a contemporary example of art meeting faith. Art doesn't have to have a religious theme to be a window into God's creative life, but it is a happy coincidence when the two so beautifully meet. We hope that El Niño will be a permanent part of The Cathedral's Christmas celebration and a part of how people across the city mark the feast," said The Very Reverend Patrick Malloy, PhD, Dean of The Cathedral.
El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered
- Music by John Adams
- Libretto compilation by Peter Sellars
- Concept and musical selections by Julia Bullock
- Musical Arrangement by Christian Reif
- An American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) production
Visit https://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/44877/el-nino-nativity-reconsidered to purchase tickets.
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