Tye Austin Performs at United Nations

On October 17, 2017 I was invited to perform for over three-hundred world leaders and delegates at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, NY. This performance took place during a global conference for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, hosted by ATD Fourth World. In addition to my performance of Spanish Romance (anonymous) and Fernando Sor’s Etude No. 5 in the main conference hall, I also performed my arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for voice, guitar, and choir next to a portion of the Berlin Wall in the United Nations Rose Garden. The entire community joined me during the chorus of the song. It was a magical and unforgettable experience. You can watch both performances below.

I’m honored to have joined ATD Fourth World’s global campaign to stop poverty by uniting people through music. I’d like to thank ATD Fourth World for inviting me to perform at the UN for this wonderful event. Together we can end poverty once and for all! To learn more about how to end poverty, visit atd-fourthworld.org

Click here to watch the UN Webcast

Watch both performances on Youtube below: