The Program

Across continents and millennia, humans have cried out in despair, feeling abandoned by their creator. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir presents psalms from the proverbial wilderness in Armenian, Russian, Latin, and German translation, including a new commission in Aramaic by Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka.

“Why do You hide Your face,
           forget our affliction, our oppression?”
– from Psalm 44:25 (translation by Robert Alter)


Concert 7: Abandonment

Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Grete Pedersen,

Friday, November 10 New York Society for Ethical Culture

Introduction by Rev. Winnie Varghese, Director of Justice and Reconciliation, Trinity Church Wall Street

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Performance Details

The Psalms Gallery

Stunning images from The New York Times's photo archives, each paired with a psalm. Go to the Gallery >

This concert is approximately one hour long and will be preceded by a brief introduction.

Venue and Accessibility

New York Society for Ethical Culture
Two West 64th St
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