Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm


Carnegie Hall


Due to COVID-19–related challenges with a large orchestra and chorus on stage, our performance of Sergei Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm—originally scheduled for Friday, January 28 at 8 PM—has been postponed. The program will be performed at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at a later date, details will be announced soon.

Ticket holders will receive automatic refunds to their original form of payment. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please email feedback@carnegiehall.org or call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

The ASO returns to Carnegie Hall for its Vanguard Series with the U.S. Premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of WWI, this large-scale cantata for full orchestra, double chorus, and vocal soloists showcases the dramatic effect of Taneyev’s contrapuntal mastery.

Ticket holders will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 using a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter the building. Masks must be worn at all times.





8 PM
Carnegie Hall


Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
At the Reading of a Psalm (1915)

First Movement
i. Chorus (Allegro tempestoso)
ii. Double Chorus (Andante sostenuto)
iii. Chorus. Triple Fugue (Fuga a tre soggetti, Andante – Allegro molto)

Second Movement
iv. Chorus (Allegro moderato) – Fuga. (Allegro tenebroso)
v. Quartet (Andante)
vi. Quartet and Chorus (Adagio ma non troppo)

Third Movement
vii. Interlude (Allegro appassionato)
viii. Aria (Alto Solo) (Adagio piu tosto largo)
ix. Double Chorus (Finale) (Adagio pietoso e molto cantabile – Allegro moderato – Allegro molto)



Wendy Bryn Harmer, Soprano

Gigliotti Headshot

Eve Gigliotti, Mezzo-soprano

04 Joshua Blue photo credit Caitlin Odham

Joshua Blue, Tenor


Harold Wilson, Bass

Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Harold Wilson, bass