Ballet dancer Abril Anchondo leads the procession of the palms; Roberto Lara's choreography "Via Crucis," based on Mikhail Fokin's "The Dying Swan," combines Fokin's evocation of the death of a swan with elements of the Stations of the Cross.
Each Sunday at 6:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.
The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.
Scandinavian and Mexican dance traditions connect to J.S. Bach at this liturgy, featuring dancers Abril Anchondo (pictured) and Erin Gallagher. Saint Peter's Bach Collegium Orchestra and Saint Peter's Choir directed by Dr. Bálint Karosi.