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World Pemiere of Arvo Pärt's O Holy Father Nicholas at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nov. 01, 2021

World Pemiere of Arvo Pärt's <em>O Holy Father Nicholas</em> at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Arvo Pärt's new a cappella choral work, O Holy Father Nicholas, was commissioned by Nektarios S. Antoniou for The Schola Cantorum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the rededication of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at Ground Zero, New York, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

O Holy Father Nicholas was premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 31and November 1 by Artefact Ensemble, under the direction of Benedict Sheehan. Other highlights from the program included performances of Arvo Pärt's The Deer’s Cry, Salve ReginaDa Pacem Domine, and Vater Unser, featuring countertenor Eric S. Brenner.

Listen to Arvo Pärt's The Deer's Cry (2007):

(The Deer's Cry/Arvo Pärt/VOCES8)

To learn more about Arvo Pärt, visit:

Arvo Pärt
O Holy Father Nicholas (2021)
for mixed choir a cappella