Last Saturday, I and thousands of neighbors, visitors, and singers got together at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, hundreds of experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams’s holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind. It was magical!!! Biggest choir I ever sung with! You can a taste of what happened at this link: