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.
Sandbox Percussion returns after being the most popular Comfort at One video in 2020! Today’s concert presents “bell patterns,” both composed and video designed by Sandbox member Victor Caccese. Each musician in the quartet is assigned a number— 2, 3, 4, or 5— and this number helps to generate the rhythmic and melodic material that each person plays. Join us in one month on June 18 for our next Comfort at One with Sandbox Percussion— a world premiere video performance of a work by Andy Akiho, co-commissioned by Trinity.
May 17, 2021
In 2013, Trinity presented celebrated favorites and rarely performed works by the versatile and prolific composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. Today’s Comfort at One features former members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, performing Britten’s Who are these children and Folksongs, alongside Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
May 14, 2021
Sandbox Percussion returns after being the most popular Comfort at One video in 2020! Today’s concert presents “bell patterns,” both composed and video designed by Sandbox member Victor Caccese.
May 13, 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 19, 2018 and is performed by Peter Sykes.
May 12, 2021
Today for Comfort at One, we share with you the premiere of a choral meditation: Un Reloj by Jose de Torres featuring members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by associate organist and chorus master Avi Stein.
May 11, 2021
In her Candlelight Baroque recital Comfort from Home, virtuoso violinist Alana Youssefian takes a rare gut string approach to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, which includes the beloved and monumental Chaconne.
May 10, 2021
For today’s Comfort at One, we offer a favorite Bach + One concert from 2018 with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra performing Bach's Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4, and Johann Rudolph Ahle's Magnificat à 8 for choir, cornetto, and three sackbuts.
May 7, 2021
Today’s Comfort at One presents the New York premiere of a new work Invisible Labor by renowned composer and NOVUS NY violist Jessica Meyer. Invisible Labor is a response to the NY Times February feature "The Primal Scream" about the hardships working mothers have faced this past year during the pandemic.
May 6, 2021
Today’s Comfort at One Pipes recital comes from our Time’s Arrow Festival: Susanna that focused on Trinity’s commitment to amplifying the voices of female artists across multiple mediums. This recital presents works by Rachel Laurin, Florence Price, Nadia Boulanger, and others.
May 5, 2021
We hope the sweet talented voices of the Trinity Youth Chorus bring you hope and light from the title song “No One is Alone” from their stunning virtual concert: “No One is Alone: Songs of Love and Compassion.”
May 4, 2021
Comfort at One presents the concert “Lagrime Mie” which explores the female perspective in composition, particularly the raw evocation of emotion heard in the music of the famous Baroque artist, Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), who broke through gender barriers to become the most successful composer of secular vocal music in Venice in her time.