Trinity's choir and orchestra perform in St. Paul's Chapel

2021-2022 Music Season

In-person performances at Trinity will also be streamed live and available on-demand on our website. To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the performance. To watch on demand, visit our music video portal.  

All events are free unless otherwise noted. Times are Eastern (NYC). Reservations will be required for free performances due to capacity limitations as we continue to seek to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Subscribe to receive music emails from Trinity to be among the first to hear when reservations become available. Reservations are not required for worship services, such as Holy Eucharist and Compline by Candlelight. 

 

Members of Trinity Choir

November 14, 2021, at 3pm
Josquin Concert

Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor

Trinity kicks off its return to in-person concerts with a celebration of the music of Franco-Flemish composer Josquin Des Prez to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. Superb interpreters of early music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs a program that explores the stunning music of this influential composer know as an exemplar of the Golden Age of Counterpoint and the most versatile craftsman of the Renaissance. 

December 19, 2021, at 8pm
Chorister Compline 

Trinity Church • In-person only 
Britten: Ceremony of Carols
Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor  

Continuing the beloved annual tradition, the Trinity Youth Chorus presents Benjamin Britten’s festive A Ceremony of Carols at this December candlelit Compline service. Performed by Trinity’s talented choristers, this popular masterpiece juxtaposes ancient and modern as Renaissance texts and plainchant intersect with Britten’s sonorous and colorful writing in this stunning choral work for treble voices with harp accompaniment.

January 9-17, 2022
Emma O’Halloran Trade 

Prototype Festival • In-person
Ticketed; Tickets go on sale soon
Co-commissioned by Trinity Church Wall Street and Beth Morrison Projects
NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor

Trinity Church Wall Street continues its annual partnership with Prototype Festival in developing major new contemporary operas. This year’s production is a new opera Trade by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran featuring NOVUS NY and Julian Wachner as music director. Trade depicts an encounter between a respectable—yet closeted—middle-aged man and the young man he hires for company; a tense, but delicate, interchange after which everything will be different.

January 30, 2022, at 3pm
Downtown Voices Winter Concert 

Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
Downtown Voices; Stephen Sands, conductor

Trinity’s semi-professional choir, Downtown Voices, made up of high-level volunteers and professionals from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, is thrilled to be performing together in person again and presents Prayers for Mankind by Alexander Levine. Prayers for Mankind portrays the beauty and humanity in the writings of the great martyr Father Alexander Men.

Craig Hella Johnson Considering Matthew Shepard

February 24, 25, 28, and March 1, 2022, at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Chapel
February 26, 2022, at 7pm at St. Paul’s Chapel
 

Staged production
Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
Elliott Forrest and Rodney Caspers, stage directors
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, music director 

Trinity is proud to present five staged performances in St. Paul’s Chapel of the “fusion oratorio” Considering Matthew Shepard, composed by Craig Hella Johnson.  Johnson has said he created the oratorio as “a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around [Shepard’s] life and legacy.” Several LGBTQ+ community and educational events will be scheduled surrounding the performances in collaboration with Trinity’s Pride 365 program, which focuses on LGBTQ+ advocacy throughout the year.

Matt Shepard and his story have led me on an inspiring, challenging, and deeply meaningful journey that I continue to this day. In composing Considering Matthew Shepard, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around his life and legacy.

Craig Hella Johnson, composer

March 13, 2022, at 3pm
Winter Trinity Youth Chorus Concert  

Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor 

Bach St. Matthew Passion

March 29, 2022, at 7:30pm at St. Thomas Church • In-person only
March 31, 2022, at 7:30pm at Trinity Church • Online and in-person 

Ticketed; Tickets go on sale soon 

Thomas Cooley, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Youth Chorus; The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; New York Baroque Inc.; Julian Wachner, conductor 

Trinity ensembles join forces with the Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and New York Baroque Incorporated to present Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, one of the quintessential masterpieces of western classical music. The Passion According to St. Matthew, BWV 244, is a dramatic integration of scripture, new poetry, and great hymns of the Lutheran tradition. Bach's sublime setting creates a portrayal of the Passion that is both profoundly human and divine.

April 24, 2022, at 3pm
Downtown Voices Spring Concert 

Zachary Wadsworth Spire and Shadow
Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
Downtown Voices; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; NOVUS NY; Stephen Sands, conductor 

Spire and Shadow combines colorful and vibrant new music with powerful poems about New York City spanning five centuries. Commissioned by Trinity Church Wall Street in 2016 for the 250th anniversary of St. Paul’s Chapel, this major new work explores the history of the church, the city of New York, and the many residents who have lived, loved, suffered, toiled, and triumphed here. This performance will include the world premiere of an additional movement composed as a reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2022, at 7:30pm
Julia Wolfe Anthracite Fields 

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall • In-person only
Ticketed; tickets go on sale on August 30, 2021
Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields | May 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM | Carnegie Hall
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Bang on a Can All-Stars; Julian Wachner, conductor 

This Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio commemorates the history of coal mining in northeastern Pennsylvania around the turn of the 20th century and utilizes oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in a moving musical tableaux. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the music direction of Julian Wachner performed the piece in Zankel Hall in 2018 and collaborated on the 2015 GRAMMY-nominated recording on the Canteloupe Music label.

May 22, 2022, at 3pm
Spring Trinity Youth Chorus Concert  

Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
Trinity Youth Chorus and Outreach Choirs; Melissa Attebury, conductor 

June 12, 2022, at 3pm
Britten War Requiem 

Trinity Church • Online and in-person
Free; reservations required
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Downtown Voices; Trinity Youth Chorus; NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor