Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Premiere David Briggs’ ‘Stabat Mater’

By Operawire Staff

Continuing its 2022-23 season “Great Music in a Great Space,” The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will give David Briggs’ “Stabat Mater” its world premiere as part of the Cathedral’s “Light of Paradise” concert.

Kent Tritle conducts the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra.

Briggs’s “Stabat Mater” was a co-commission with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, and features the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra conducted by Kent Tritle. The world premiere also includes soloists Halley Gilbert and Andrew Fuchs.

“Light of Paradise” takes place on Mar. 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and will be available to view via livestream on

George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” will open and conclude the concert. Bryan Zaros will direct the combined Cathedral Choristers, Cathedral Choir, and Cathedral Chorale.