Sacred Music & Chants for Peace and Healing

Sacred Music Sacred Dance

Sacred Music & Chants for Peace and Healing

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Strings Music Pavilion - 900 Strings Rd.
The Drepung Loseling monks perform multiphonic chanting and music performed for thousands of years in Tibet.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available for purchase from Strings Music Festival at the button above.

The Sacred Music & Chants for Peace and Healing performance comprises selections believed to generate energies conducive to world healing. The Drepung Loseling monks are particularly renowned for their multiphonic chanting known as zokkay (complete chord). The performance features multiphonic singing, wherein the monks simultaneously intone three notes of a chord. They also utilize traditional instruments such as 10-foot long dung-chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets.

The famed multiphonic singers of Drepung Loseling monastery have taken the world by storm.  Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art, they have performed in many of America's greatest theaters and music halls. On past tours they have performed with Kitaro, Paul Simon, Philip Glass, Eddie Brickell, Natalie Merchant, Patti Smith, the Beastie Boys, and the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, to name but a few. Their most recent recording, Compassion, pairs them with the Abbey of Gethsemani Schola in an encounter of Gregorian chant with Tibetan multiphonic singing. Their music was featured on the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack of the film Seven Years in Tibet starring Brad Pitt, and they performed with Philip Glass in Lincoln Center in the live presentation of his award-winning score to the Martin Scorsese film Kundun.

Tickets for the monks' performance start at $30, $20 with a valid college ID and $10 for children ages 6 and up. No children under 6 are admitted to this Strings performance.

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