Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic vigor” and “elegantly shaped orchestral sound,” Trinity Church Wall Street’s superb period-instrument ensemble, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, has been heard in collaboration with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street in venues from New York’s Alice Tully Hall to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, performing many of the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire.
After presenting Bach’s entire monumental output of sacred vocal music during a five-year cycle of concerts in Trinity’s popular Bach at One series, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street embarked on the Bach + One series, pairing a Bach cantata with a complementary work by a different composer, as well as The Handel Project, a multi-season initiative presenting Handel’s oratorios. The orchestra is featured annually in Trinity’s critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s Messiah, which The New York Times declares to be “the best Messiah in New York.” The Trinity Baroque Orchestra can be heard alongside The Choir of Trinity Wall Street on their Grammy Award-nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, as well as on J.S. Bach: Complete Motets.
The group boasts a varied roster of North America’s finest period instrument players. Principal concertmaster Robert Mealy is a versatile performer who teaches at both Yale and Juilliard and has been described by The New Yorker as “New York’s world-class early music violinist,” and many of the orchestra’s other members also hold faculty or adjunct faculty positions at distinguished institutions including Yale, Harvard, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program.