Avi Stein directs the Choir of Trinity Wall Street on Easter day.

2022-23 Music Season

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Friday, January 27 at 8pm
Four Last Songs Reimagined

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On January 27, Trinity will showcase its vast community of artists with Four Last Songs Reimagined. NOVUS NY and the Experiential Orchestra present Richard Strauss’s beloved Vier letzte Lieder with Grammy® Award-winning soprano and former Trinity choir member Sarah Brailey, followed by an immersive, reimagined version with prolific cellist Andrew Yee. A member of the Grammy® Award-winning Attacca Quartet, she is also an in-demand soloist and a principal cellist of NOVUS NY.

Through a truly intimate seating arrangement, audience members will become a part of the concert through extreme proximity to the artists, with ticketed seats placed all around and inside the orchestra members’ seating. Between the two iterations, the duo of soloists will perform music from Trinity alumna Caroline Shaw. James Blachly, Grammy® Award-winning Music Director of Experiential Orchestra and former member of the Trinity choir, conducts. Full details and tickets are available at experientialorchestra.com

To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal.

Sunday, February 26 at 8pm
Special Compline by Candlelight: Caroline Shaw’s “To the Hands” with Downtown Voices

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Kicking off the 2023 concert season, Trinity’s semi-professional choir, Downtown Voices, will present a special Compline by Candlelight with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Stephen Sands, conductor. Following the theme of Mahatma Ghandi’s quote, “In the midst of darkness light persists,” during Lent our concerts will explore empathy for others’ suffering and the hope that Easter and Christ’s return bring. In featuring Caroline Shaw’s piece “To the Hands,” we will open our hands and hearts to others and seek healing together.

Caroline Shaw To The Hands
Downtown Voices; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Stephen Sands, conductor

Compline by Candlelight is an ancient rite of prayers to end the day, set in the tranquility of St. Paul’s Chapel, one of the oldest buildings in New York City. Can’t make it? Learn more about our Compline podcasts—a way to incorporate this centering ritual from wherever you are.

To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the concert. To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal.

Sunday, March 12 at 8pm
Special Compline by Candlelight: Chorister Concert

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Trinity Youth Chorus; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Melissa Attebury, conductor

Mondays, March 13, 20, 27, April 17, 24, and May 1 at 1pm
Jazz at One

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 18, 25, and May 2 at 1pm
Pipes at One

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Wednesdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 19, 26, and May 3 at 1pm
Bach at One

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Thursdays, March 16, 23, 30, April 20, 27, and May 4 at 1pm
Concerts at One

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

Palm Sunday, April 2 at 3pm
Last Words

Trinity Church and online • Free, no reservations required

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Downtown Voices; and NOVUS NY

May 21 at 2pm
Still I Rise Chorister Concert

Trinity Church and online • Free, no reservations required

Trinity Youth Chorus and Outreach Choirs; Melissa Attebury, conductor

June 4 at 4pm
Season Ender Concert

St. Paul's Chapel and online • Free, no reservations required

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY

More details coming soon!

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    September 15-17, 2022, at 7:30pm
    Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard 

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

    Trinity proudly presents New York’s first fully staged performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Johnson created the oratorio as “a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around [Shepard’s] life and legacy.” LGBTQ+ community and educational events will be scheduled in collaboration with Trinity’s Pride 365 program, which focuses on LGBTQ+ advocacy throughout the year.

    Elliott Forrest and Rod Caspers, Stage Directors
    Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director
    Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Designer
    Ken Billington, Lighting Designer
    Claudia Stefany, Costume Designer
    Dustin Z West, Production Supervisor
    Nate Bertone, Scenic Assistant
    Lauren Page Russell, Props Supervisor

    Brian Giebler as Matthew Shepard
    Nickolas Karageorgiou, Narrator
    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY

    September 15, 2022, at 6pm
    The Weaponization of Spirituality Panel Discussion

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    Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, a panel of experts discusses spiritual violence and its connection to physical violence targeting LGBTQ+ people. Queerphobic spiritual violence is so pervasive that it can almost be difficult to see.  Naming this violence and characterizing its impact is an imperative first step toward change and healing.

    Liz Edman, Moderator, Priest, Political Strategist, and author of Queer Virtue
    Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, NYC Anti-Violence Project
    The Rev. Matthew Welsch, Priest and Director, Youth and Community Care, Trinity Church Wall Street
    Tabytha Gonzalez, Associate Human Rights Specialist and Transgender Liaison, NYC Commission on Human Rights

    September 16, 2022, at 9pm
    Considering Matthew Shepard Talkback with the Creative Team

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

    Following Friday’s performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, the creative team takes the stage for a talkback discussion. Stage directors Elliott Forest and Rod Caspers, music director Malcolm J. Merriweather, and producer Melissa Baker will discuss the vision behind Trinity’s rendition of Considering Matthew Shepard, moderated by activist Cathy Renna, who was on the ground in Laramie immediately following the discovery of Matt’s beating and who has worked with the family ever since. Renna currently serves as communications director of the National LGBTQ Task Force.

    Cathy Renna, Moderator
    Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director
    Elliott Forrest and Rod Caspers, Stage Directors
    Melissa Baker, Producer

    October 9, 2022, at 3pm
    Jazz Icons

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    Dave Holland, bass
    Kevin Eubanks, guitar
    Eric Harland, drums

    Versatile and prolific bassist, composer, and jazz icon Dave Holland performs a power-packed set with an all-star trio of jazz heavyweights featuring guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drummer Eric Harland.

    Our new Jazz Icons series presents free Sunday afternoon concerts that feature brilliant, world-renowned practitioners of the jazz tradition. A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity, these concerts are curated by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Jazz House Artistic Director Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids

    To watch on-demand, click here.

    Tuesdays, October 11-November 29, 2022, at 1pm
    Jazz at One

    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person and online
    Free; reservations not required

    Trinity’s newest series, Jazz at One, filled St. Paul's Chapel on Tuesdays from October 11 through November 22 and featured an eclectic mix of brilliant jazz artists in collaboration with JAZZHOUSE@Trinity.

    October 12, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: Voice of Crumb Part 1

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    The “expert and versatile musicians” (The New Yorker) of NOVUS NY celebrate George Crumb in two concerts titled, Voice of Crumb. In Part 1, Crumb’s works are paired with Crumb’s pupil, Jennifer Higdon. Featured NOVUS performers in this concert include violinist Katie Hyun, pianist Conor Hanick, and flutist Melissa Baker.

    Crumb Vox Balanae, Four Nocturnes
    Higdon Little River Songs (NY Premiere) and Nocturne

    NOVUS NY: Conor Hanick, piano; Katie Hyun, violin; Melissa Baker, flute; Pamela Terry, mezzo-soprano; Estelle Choi, cello; and Forrest Eimold, piano

    To watch on-demand, click here.

    October 19, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: Pipes at One

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    Avi Stein, organist

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    October 26, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: Bach at One

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

    Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40
    Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64
    Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89
    Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor

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    October 30, 2022, at 8pm
    Special Compline by Candlelight: Chorister Concert

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    Listen to the beautiful music of Vivaldi and Durante sung by the Trinity Youth Chorus and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, accompanied by Trinity Baroque Orchestra with Melissa Attebury, conductor.

    Durante Magnificat
    Vivaldi Gloria

    Trinity Youth Chorus; members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Melissa Attebury, conductor

    Learn more about our Compline podcasts—a way to incorporate this centering ritual from wherever you are.

    November 2, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: ChamberQUEER

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

    Guest artists ChamberQUEER is a multifaceted organization with the mission of presenting and performing queer artists, highlighting historically underrepresented queer figures in classical music, and providing an intersectionally inclusive space within classical music for artists and audience.

    November 9, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: Bach at One

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    Jesu, der meine Seele, BWV 78
    Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167
    Der Gerechte kommt um, BWV 1149
    Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor

    November 13, 2022, at 3pm
    Anthems

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    David Lang national anthems
    Ola Gjeilo Dark and Luminous Night
    Jenni Brandon Tonight a Stolen Moment
    Jessie Montgomery Source Code
    Undine Smith Moore We Shall Walk Through the Valley

    Downtown Voices and the NOVUS NY string quartet present works by Undine Smith Moore, Jessie Montgomery, Jenni Brandon, and David Lang in an array of selections that explore various composers' takes on an “anthem” or a song that represents ideals. Montgomery’s stunning Source Code takes inspiration from spirituals, and Gjeilo’s Dark and Luminous Night portrays the journey of the soul as it is guided out of darkness by the light of love. The centerpiece of the concert is David Lang’s national anthems, a meditative reflection on themes of peace, war, patriotism, pride of place, and what it means to defend freedom that is ultimately fragile and delicate. National anthems culminates in a powerful contemplation of our common fate that despite lines drawn on a map, we are all inextricably linked in our human experiences.

    Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY String Quartet; Stephen Sands, conductor

    November 16, 2022, at 1pm
    Concert at One: Voice of Crumb Part 2

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

    The “expert and versatile musicians” (The New Yorker) of NOVUS NY celebrate George Crumb in two concerts titled, Voice of Crumb. In Part 2, Crumb’s works are paired with Bartok, who influenced the ground-breaking composer. This performance pairs Crumb’s American Songbook No. 1 with Bartók’s Divertimento. Featured NOVUS performers in this series include concertmaster Katie Hyun, Sandbox Percussion, and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

    Crumb American Songbook No. 1: The River of Life: Songs of Joy and Sorrow
    Bartok Divertimento led by concertmaster Katie Hyun

    NOVUS NY; soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; and Sandbox Percussion

    December 4, 2022, at 3pm
    Jazz Icons

    Trinity Church • Watch video

    Jazz Icons presents free Sunday concerts that showcase some of the most prolific and influential artists in jazz history, such as the Monty Alexander Trio. Join us for a concert led by veteran pianist Monty Alexander, whose sophisticated and dense arrangements are infused with the spirit of calypso and reggae from his native Jamaica. Alexander is often hailed for his work as an accompanist with the likes of Ernest Ranglin, Ray Brown, and Tony Bennett. 

    A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity, these concerts are curated by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Jazz House Artistic Director Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids.

    December 4, 2022, at 8pm
    Special Compline by Candlelight: Lessons and Carols

    St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

    A cherished holiday tradition, the service of Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story through readings and musical illuminations and will be conducted by Stephen Sands, Thomas McCargar, and Melissa Attebury.

    Downtown Voices; St. Paul’s Chapel Choir; Trinity Youth Chorus

    December 9-10, 2022, at 7pm
    Handel’s Messiah

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    In a season full of Messiah concerts, Trinity’s is unique—performed in a sacred space, on period instruments, with soloists from the choir chosen to best complement each aria and recitative. Trinity and Messiah have a long history: Trinity presented one of the first performances in North America in 1770, and Trinity’s ensembles are widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. Don’t miss "the best Messiah in New York" (The New York Times), featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra with renowned conductor Andrew Megill at the helm.

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Andrew Megill, conductor

    December 11, 2022, at 3pm
    Holiday Favorites

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    For those who love Handel’s Messiah but missed out on the December 9-10 ticketed performances, on December 11 Trinity is presenting Holiday Favorites with popular choruses from Messiah presented alongside Christmas carols and other festive songs in a special concert. The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Choir joins this epic holiday performance that features all of Trinity’s ensembles; the Trinity Youth Chorus, Downtown Voices, St. Paul’s Chapel Choir, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and NOVUS NY.

    Trinity Youth Chorus; Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Choirs; Downtown Voices; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; St. Paul’s Chapel Choir; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; NOVUS NY; Melissa Attebury, Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, Stephen Sands, Avi Stein, and Thomas McCargar, conductors

    December 18, 2022, at 8pm
    Special Compline by Candlelight: Ceremony of Carols

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    Chorister Compline at Christmas has become a beloved annual tradition. Under the direction of Melissa Attebury and featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, the Trinity Youth Chorus will present Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. This masterpiece juxtaposes ancient and modern sounds as Renaissance texts and plainchant intersect with Britten’s sonorous and colorful writing in a stunning choral work for treble voices.

    Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor

    Learn more about our Compline podcasts—a way to incorporate this centering ritual from wherever you are.

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