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.
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 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.
April 6, 2021
Our opening concert in 2019 celebrated Trinity’s legacy of commissioning, premiering and recording new works and showcased Trinity’s commitment to amplifying the voices of female artists. Here is a clip from NOVUS member Jessie Montgomery’s powerful string quartet Source Code.
April 5, 2021
Evocative of his Passion writing style, Bach composed Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6 in Leipzig in 1725 for Easter Monday. For our first Comfort at One this Easter season, we offer a favorite Bach + One concert from 2019 with Bach's BWV 6 and Telemann's Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo, TWV 44:43.
April 1, 2021
Julian Wachner performs the 6th and final Lamentatio improvisation as today's Comfort at One video, pulled from his inspired service preludes and postludes.
March 31, 2021
For this week’s installment of Comfort at One’s Virtual Wednesday, the St. Paul’s Chapel Choir has shared an at-home performance of Litany to the Holy Spirit by Peter Hurford directed by Associate Organist Janet Yieh.
March 30, 2021
Guest artists conductor Benjamin Nicholas and the Choir of Merton College join The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY in the North American Premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
March 29, 2021
Comfort at One today includes Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 in which we hear “teach me to resign my spirit with a well-composed courage,” alongside Telemann’s Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder, TWV 52:e1.
March 26, 2021
Today’s Comfort at One explores darkness and light through a stunning arrangement of Round Midnight and Moonlight Sonata that was written and performed by soprano Molly Netter.