Chanticleer - Washing of the Water

Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
All Ages
$35.00 - $85.00
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$35.00 - $85.00
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“River, River carry me on,” the repeated plea in Peter Gabriel’s song “The Washing of the Water,” evokes the symbolic power of flowing water to cleanse, redeem and restore, extolled by composers since music began. The Biblical Israelites sang of their grief beside the waters of Babylon; modern souls yearn for a bridge over troubled water. Washing of the Water will feature music of spiritual intensity by Palestrina, Gibbons, Tomkins, Cardoso, Bryars, Gabriel, Simon, & Cohen.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 39th season in 2016-17. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and won two GRAMMY® awards. Chanticleer’s recordings are distributed by Chanticleer Records, Naxos, ArkivMusic, Amazon, and iTunes among others.

Complete concert repertoire below.

All artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.




O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song     Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom     Tomkins


Sicut cervus     Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 - 1594)

Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire     Claude Goudimel (c. 1514 - 1572)

Sitivit anima mea     Manuel Cardoso (c. 1566 - 1650)


Deep River     arr. Moses Hogan

Super flumina Babylonis     Orlando di Lasso (c. 1530 - 1594)

Super flumina Babylonis     Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)

Shenandoah     arr. James Erb



Draw On, Sweet Night     John Wilbye (1574 - 1638)

Hard by the Crystal Fountain     Thomas Morley (1558 - 1603)


Washing of the Water     Peter Gabriel (b. 1950), arr. Mason Bates 

Suzanne     Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), arr. Vince Peterson

How I Got Over     Clara Ward (1924-1973)

Bridge Over Troubled Waters     Paul Simon (b. 1941), arr. Brian Hinman

Hallelujah     Cohen, arr. Peterson

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah     Traditional Appalachian Chant


All performance dates, artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • DOORS OPEN for at 3:15 PM for a 4 PM concert start time.

  • LATE SEATING is at the discretion of the House Management. Latecomers may be asked to remain in the back of the church until there is a break in the program, so as not to disturb the performance or other audience members.

  • WILL CALL is available when the doors open at 6:15 PM inside the main doors of the church.

  • CHILDREN seated on an adult's lap do not need a ticket. Children seated in a chair or pew do need a ticket.

  • We no longer offer tickets for sale or any ticket pickup at the Parish House Reception desk.

  • Audio and/or video recording and flash photography are not permitted during performances.


  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is wheelchair/walker accessible via the ramp entrance on 84th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues).

  • The restrooms are NOT easily accessible by wheelchair. The most easily accessible restrooms are in the Parish House (980 Park Avenue). There are two steps down from the street level into the Parish House and there is a restroom on that ground floor.

  • For reserved seating concerts, there is available seating for wheelchairs and companions. Please look for the Wheelchair and Wheelchair Companion tickets when purchasing. For general seating concerts, follow the directions of the ushers. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.


  • Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are a number of parking garages nearby. There are garages on 83rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) and 84th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), as well as near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • There are a number of fine and casual eating establishments located nearby on Madison Avenue (one block west of the church), Lexington Avenue (one block east of the church), Third Avenue (two blocks east of the church) and Second Avenue (three blocks east of the church).


  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is easily reached via the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines (86th Street station), or buses on Madison, Lexington and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street.

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Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028