Make Music Winter, Thursday, Dec. 21


Headlamp-clad singers walk a route along Riverside Park while singing medieval melodies once sung on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in this case en route to the renowned Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Singers of all skill levels are invited to join, from absolute beginners to early music specialists — no rehearsal necessary.

Presented in association with Symphony Space and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

Gather at 5:30 to prepare at Bar Thalia, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at W 95th Street. The procession will depart at 6:00 PM sharp, making its way up Riverside Park before heading east along W 110th Street to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Please send an email with the subject line “Pilgrimage” to to give us a sense of the total number of participants. Headlamps and scores will be distributed on loan for the first twenty-five singers to arrive. Or feel free to bring your own illumination and printed scores: just click here to download the files!

From the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)

  • Santa Maria, strela do dia” (100) [pdf]
  • Quen a omagen da Virgen” (353) [pdf]

From the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th century)

  • Stella Splendens[pdf]
  • Laudemus Virginem[pdf]
  • Splendens Ceptigera[pdf]

The Coventry Carol (16th century) [pdf]

Illustration by Kyle Lambert of Callout Creative