During trying times, music stills our souls and provides a healing grace. Throughout the spring, Comfort at One presents performances that are inspired by the Gandhi quote: “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” These concerts include light-inspired Bach cantatas, Pipes at One, choral meditations from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, new performances from Downtown Voices, the Trinity Youth Chorus, and St. Paul’s Chapel Choir, and new virtual content on Fridays from our extended family of artists.
Each Monday-Friday at 1pm, we share new and archived performances on Facebook and Twitter and will post the most recent videos below. For past performances, browse the list below or visit our music video portal. We hope these performances help you find a daily haven of peace and comfort.
What is known as Poulenc’s most challenging choral work, Figure Humaine embodies great suffering and oppression, juxtaposed with the hope for freedom from tyranny. Performing this masterpiece with only 12 voices brought a new intimacy to the music and presented a unique opportunity for the artists to connect and grow as an ensemble. Poulenc was artistic directed and conducted by associate director of music Melissa Attebury. This clip contains Movement 16: Le jour m’étonne et la nuit me fait peur.
April 20, 2021
What is known as Poulenc’s most challenging choral work, Figure Humaine embodies great suffering and oppression, juxtaposed with the hope for freedom from tyranny. This clip contains Movement 16: Le jour m’étonne et la nuit me fait peur.
April 19, 2021
In 2018, Bach at One welcomed the addition of the Noack organ in St. Paul’s Chapel by pairing favorite cantatas with Bach’s magnificent Preludes and Fugues and Leipzig Chorales. The concert features Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 and Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113.
April 16, 2021
Today’s at-home performance of Comfort At One comes from versatile and stunning tenor, and Trinity's Downtown Voices Director, Stephen Sands. As a part of Music in the Somerset Hills where he is the Artistic Director, Stephen performs The Last Rose of Summer by Benjamin Britten.
April 15, 2021
Pipes at One returns to Comfort at One Thursdays with today's stunning 2018 performance by Trinity associate organist Janet Yieh. She plays the music of Guilmant, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Bach, Thalben-Ball and Reger.
April 14, 2021
Enjoy this stunning choral meditation for today’s Comfort at One: Ola Gjelio’s Ubi Caritas led by associate director of music Melissa Attebury and accompanied by Farrah Dupoux.
April 13, 2021
After his Requiem was premiered in 1868, Brahms later added a movement for solo soprano “I will comfort you as one whom his own mother comforteth.” This epic work that is now known as piece of hope and solace was performed on the finale of the Time’s Arrow Festival: Webern.
April 12, 2021
This may be Bach’s most quintessentially Trinitarian cantatas. With references to the Trinity throughout the form, rhythm, structure, and text, Bach's Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 is performed alongside Heinichen’s Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore, S. 228, featuring Gonzalo Ruiz.
April 9, 2021
"Early in the pandemic I woke up and emotionally recorded ‘Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus’ from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. When I was asked to make a video for this series, I knew I wanted to compose something new and include a nod to that piece," says cellist Andrew Yee.
April 8, 2021
Comfort at One brings back our Thursday Pipes at One series from the inauguration of the Noack organ at St Paul’s Chapel in 2018. Today’s organ recital is from February 21, 2018 and is performed by Nathan Laube, Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music.
April 7, 2021
Today for Comfort at One, we share with you a choral meditation: The Call by Gail Randall featuring soprano Margaret Haight and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by associate organist Janet Yieh.