Avi Stein directs the Choir of Trinity Wall Street on Easter day.

Fall 2022 Music Season

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    December 4, 2022, at 3pm
    Jazz Icons

    Trinity Church • In-person and online

    Monty Alexander Trio

    Jazz Icons presents free Sunday concerts that showcase some of the most prolific and influential artists in jazz history. Join us for a concert led by veteran pianist Monty Alexander, whose sophisticated and dense arrangements are infused with the spirit of calypso and reggae from his native Jamaica. Alexander is often hailed for his work as an accompanist with the likes of Ernest Ranglin, Ray Brown, and Tony Bennett. 

    A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity, these concerts are curated by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Jazz House Artistic Director Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids.

    To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the concert. To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal

    December 4, 2022, at 8pm
    Special Compline by Candlelight: Lessons and Carols

    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person and online
    Free; reservations not required

    A cherished holiday tradition, the service of Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story through readings and musical illuminations and will be conducted by Stephen Sands, Thomas McCargar, and Melissa Attebury.

    Downtown Voices; St. Paul’s Chapel Choir; Trinity Youth Chorus

    To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the concert. To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal.

    December 9-10, 2022, at 7pm
    Handel’s Messiah

    Trinity Church • In-person and online • Sold out  • Join the waitlist or watch online for free

    In a season full of Messiah concerts, Trinity’s is unique—performed in a sacred space, on period instruments, with soloists from the choir chosen to best complement each aria and recitative. Trinity and Messiah have a long history: Trinity presented one of the first performances in North America in 1770, and Trinity’s ensembles are widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. Don’t miss "the best Messiah in New York" (The New York Times), featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra with renowned conductor Andrew Megill at the helm.

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Andrew Megill, conductor

    Friday and Saturday's performances will both be livestreamed on the website. To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the concert. We are also hosting a watch party of Saturday's performance on Facebook Live. To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal.

    December 11, 2022, at 3pm
    Holiday Favorites

    Trinity Church • In-person and online
    Free; reservations not required

    For those who love Handel’s Messiah but missed out on the December 9-10 ticketed performances, on December 11 Trinity is presenting Holiday Favorites with popular choruses from Messiah presented alongside Christmas carols and other festive songs in a special concert. The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Choir joins this epic holiday performance that features all of Trinity’s ensembles; the Trinity Youth Chorus, Downtown Voices, St. Paul’s Chapel Choir, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and NOVUS NY.

    Trinity Youth Chorus; Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Choirs; Downtown Voices; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; St. Paul’s Chapel Choir; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; NOVUS NY; Melissa Attebury, Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, Stephen Sands, Avi Stein, and Thomas McCargar, conductors

    To watch live, go to Trinity’s homepage at the time of the concert. To watch on-demand, visit our music video portal.

    December 18, 2022, at 8pm
    Special Compline by Candlelight: Ceremony of Carols

    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person
    Free; reservations not required

    Chorister Compline at Christmas has become a beloved annual tradition. Under the direction of Melissa Attebury and featuring harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, the Trinity Youth Chorus will present Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. This masterpiece juxtaposes ancient and modern sounds as Renaissance texts and plainchant intersect with Britten’s sonorous and colorful writing in a stunning choral work for treble voices.

    Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor

    Can’t make it? Learn more about our Compline podcasts—a way to incorporate this centering ritual from wherever you are.

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street singing Messiah at Lincoln Center

    Off-Campus Events

    December 4, 2022, at 2pm
    Notes from Ukraine: A 100-Year Celebration of Carol of the Bells

    Carnegie Hall • In-person only
    Tickets can be purchased here

    Works by Lunyov, Shalygin, Bernstein, and others
    World Premiere by Trevor Weston

    Janai Brugger; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America; Ukrainian Children’s Choir Shchedryk; Daniela Candillari, conductor

    Presented by the Ukrainian Institute - Kyiv, Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival, and Razom for Ukraine, this concert will celebrate 100 years since the North American premiere of Mykola Leontovych’s Shchedryk—the original choral work that became the famous “Carol of the Bells.” The performance will highlight works and performers from both Ukraine and the U.S., including a world premiere by Trevor Weston, showing the power of music to connect people across cultures.

    December 21, 2022, at 7:30pm
    El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine • In-person only
    Tickets can be purchased here

    Featuring the American Modern Opera Company with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Christian Reif

    The American Modern Opera Company and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine present John Adams’ "El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered." This chamber work, with libretto by Peter Sellars and concept by Julia Bullock, features Bullock, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bass-baritone Davone Tines, mezzo Rachael Wilson, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Keir GoGwilt, cellist Coleman Itzkoff, bassist Doug Balliett, flutist Emi Ferguson, percussionist Jonny Allen, pianist Conor Hanick, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, with conductor Christian Reif.

    January 2023
    PROTOTYPE Festival

    Baruch Performing Arts Center • In-person only
    More information is here

    Du Yun In Our Daughter’s Eyes
    Emma O’Halloran Trade and Mary Motorhead

    Co-commissioned and co-presented by Trinity Church Wall Street

    NOVUS NY

    In January 2023, Trinity’s long-term relationship with the PROTOTYPE Festival and its groundbreaking co-producer, Beth Morrison Projects, brings us the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun’s latest opera, In Our Daughter’s Eyes, as well as a double bill of two stunning new operas by Emma O’Halloran titled Trade and Mary Motorhead, which will feature NOVUS NY.

    Watch videos of recent performances

      September 15-17, 2022, at 7:30pm
      Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard 

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

      Trinity proudly presents New York’s first fully staged performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Johnson created the oratorio as “a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around [Shepard’s] life and legacy.” LGBTQ+ community and educational events will be scheduled in collaboration with Trinity’s Pride 365 program, which focuses on LGBTQ+ advocacy throughout the year.

      Elliott Forrest and Rod Caspers, Stage Directors
      Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director
      Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Designer
      Ken Billington, Lighting Designer
      Claudia Stefany, Costume Designer
      Dustin Z West, Production Supervisor
      Nate Bertone, Scenic Assistant
      Lauren Page Russell, Props Supervisor

      Brian Giebler as Matthew Shepard
      Nickolas Karageorgiou, Narrator
      The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY

      September 15, 2022, at 6pm
      The Weaponization of Spirituality Panel Discussion

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

      Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, a panel of experts discusses spiritual violence and its connection to physical violence targeting LGBTQ+ people. Queerphobic spiritual violence is so pervasive that it can almost be difficult to see.  Naming this violence and characterizing its impact is an imperative first step toward change and healing.

      Liz Edman, Moderator, Priest, Political Strategist, and author of Queer Virtue
      Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, NYC Anti-Violence Project
      The Rev. Matthew Welsch, Priest and Director, Youth and Community Care, Trinity Church Wall Street
      Tabytha Gonzalez, Associate Human Rights Specialist and Transgender Liaison, NYC Commission on Human Rights

      September 16, 2022, at 9pm
      Considering Matthew Shepard Talkback with the Creative Team

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

      Following Friday’s performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, the creative team takes the stage for a talkback discussion. Stage directors Elliott Forest and Rod Caspers, music director Malcolm J. Merriweather, and producer Melissa Baker will discuss the vision behind Trinity’s rendition of Considering Matthew Shepard, moderated by activist Cathy Renna, who was on the ground in Laramie immediately following the discovery of Matt’s beating and who has worked with the family ever since. Renna currently serves as communications director of the National LGBTQ Task Force.

      Cathy Renna, Moderator
      Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director
      Elliott Forrest and Rod Caspers, Stage Directors
      Melissa Baker, Producer

      October 9, 2022, at 3pm
      Jazz Icons

      Trinity Church • Watch the video

      Dave Holland, bass
      Kevin Eubanks, guitar
      Eric Harland, drums

      Versatile and prolific bassist, composer, and jazz icon Dave Holland performs a power-packed set with an all-star trio of jazz heavyweights featuring guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drummer Eric Harland.

      Our new Jazz Icons series presents free Sunday afternoon concerts that feature brilliant, world-renowned practitioners of the jazz tradition. A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity, these concerts are curated by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Jazz House Artistic Director Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids

      To watch on-demand, click here.

      Tuesdays, October 11-November 29, 2022, at 1pm
      Jazz at One

      St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person and online
      Free; reservations not required

      Trinity’s newest series, Jazz at One, filled St. Paul's Chapel on Tuesdays from October 11 through November 22 and featured an eclectic mix of brilliant jazz artists in collaboration with JAZZHOUSE@Trinity.

      October 12, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: Voice of Crumb Part 1

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch the video

      The “expert and versatile musicians” (The New Yorker) of NOVUS NY celebrate George Crumb in two concerts titled, Voice of Crumb. In Part 1, Crumb’s works are paired with Crumb’s pupil, Jennifer Higdon. Featured NOVUS performers in this concert include violinist Katie Hyun, pianist Conor Hanick, and flutist Melissa Baker.

      Crumb Vox Balanae, Four Nocturnes
      Higdon Little River Songs (NY Premiere) and Nocturne

      NOVUS NY: Conor Hanick, piano; Katie Hyun, violin; Melissa Baker, flute; Pamela Terry, mezzo-soprano; Estelle Choi, cello; and Forrest Eimold, piano

      To watch on-demand, click here.

      October 19, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: Pipes at One

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

      Avi Stein, organist

      To watch on-demand, click here.

      October 26, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: Bach at One

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

      Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40
      Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64
      Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89
      Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

      The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor

      To watch on-demand, click here.

      October 30, 2022, at 8pm
      Special Compline by Candlelight: Chorister Concert

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch podcasts

      Listen to the beautiful music of Vivaldi and Durante sung by the Trinity Youth Chorus and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, accompanied by Trinity Baroque Orchestra with Melissa Attebury, conductor.

      Durante Magnificat
      Vivaldi Gloria

      Trinity Youth Chorus; members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Melissa Attebury, conductor

      Learn more about our Compline podcasts—a way to incorporate this centering ritual from wherever you are.

      November 2, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: ChamberQUEER

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

      Guest artists ChamberQUEER is a multifaceted organization with the mission of presenting and performing queer artists, highlighting historically underrepresented queer figures in classical music, and providing an intersectionally inclusive space within classical music for artists and audience.

      November 9, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: Bach at One

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

      Jesu, der meine Seele, BWV 78
      Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167
      Der Gerechte kommt um, BWV 1149
      Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101

      The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor

      November 13, 2022, at 3pm
      Anthems

      Trinity Church • Watch video

      David Lang national anthems
      Ola Gjeilo Dark and Luminous Night
      Jenni Brandon Tonight a Stolen Moment
      Jessie Montgomery Source Code
      Undine Smith Moore We Shall Walk Through the Valley

      Downtown Voices and the NOVUS NY string quartet present works by Undine Smith Moore, Jessie Montgomery, Jenni Brandon, and David Lang in an array of selections that explore various composers' takes on an “anthem” or a song that represents ideals. Montgomery’s stunning Source Code takes inspiration from spirituals, and Gjeilo’s Dark and Luminous Night portrays the journey of the soul as it is guided out of darkness by the light of love. The centerpiece of the concert is David Lang’s national anthems, a meditative reflection on themes of peace, war, patriotism, pride of place, and what it means to defend freedom that is ultimately fragile and delicate. National anthems culminates in a powerful contemplation of our common fate that despite lines drawn on a map, we are all inextricably linked in our human experiences.

      Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY String Quartet; Stephen Sands, conductor

      November 16, 2022, at 1pm
      Concert at One: Voice of Crumb Part 2

      St. Paul’s Chapel • Watch video

      The “expert and versatile musicians” (The New Yorker) of NOVUS NY celebrate George Crumb in two concerts titled, Voice of Crumb. In Part 2, Crumb’s works are paired with Bartok, who influenced the ground-breaking composer. This performance pairs Crumb’s American Songbook No. 1 with Bartók’s Divertimento. Featured NOVUS performers in this series include concertmaster Katie Hyun, Sandbox Percussion, and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

      Crumb American Songbook No. 1: The River of Life: Songs of Joy and Sorrow
      Bartok Divertimento led by concertmaster Katie Hyun

      NOVUS NY; soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; and Sandbox Percussion

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