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

Fall 2022 Music Season

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

    Staged production
    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person and online
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    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

    Matt Shepard and his story have led me on an inspiring, challenging, and deeply meaningful journey that I continue to this day. In composing Considering Matthew Shepard, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around his life and legacy.

    Craig Hella Johnson, composer

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

    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person
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    Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Sheparda 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

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

    St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person and online
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    Following Friday’s performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, the creative team will take 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 • In-person and online

    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. Join us on October 9 for this free performance!

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

    Tuesdays, October 11-November 22, 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, will take place every Tuesday from October 11 through November 22 and will feature an eclectic mix of brilliant jazz artists in collaboration with JAZZHOUSE@Trinity.

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

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

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

    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

    NOVUS NY: Conor Hanick, piano; Katie Hyun, violin; Melissa Baker, flute

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

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

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

    Avi Stein, organist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Join us for 30 minutes of beautiful, improvised music 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

    Can’t make it? 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 • In-person and online
    Free; reservations not required

    Guest artists ChamberQUEER will present historically underrepresented queer figures in classical music. More details will be announced soon!

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

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

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

    Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76
    Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101

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

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

    November 13, 2022, at 3pm
    Anthems

    Trinity Church • In-person and online

    Works by Undine Smith Moore and David Hurd
    David Lang national anthems

    Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY String Quartet; David Hurd, organ; Stephen Sands, conductor

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

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

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

    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

    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 3pm
    Jazz Icons

    Trinity Church • In-person and online

    Monty Alexander Trio

    Our new Jazz Icons series presents free Sunday afternoon concerts that showcase some of the most prolific and influential artists in jazz history. A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity. 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
    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

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

    Trinity Church • In-person and online

    Handel’s Messiah, which the New York Times once declared, “stands apart as New York’s best,” returns to Trinity. More details will be announced soon.

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra

    December 11, 2022, at 3pm
    Holiday Favorites

    Trinity Church • In-person and online

    Popular choruses from Handel’s Messiah will be presented alongside Christmas carols and other holiday favorites in a special concert, featuring all of Trinity’s ensembles.

    Trinity Youth Chorus; Downtown Voices; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor

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

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

    The Trinity Youth Chorus presents Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, conducted by Melissa Attebury, with Caroline Cole on harp.

    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

    September 27-October 8, 2022
    Tyshawn Sorey Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)

    Park Avenue Armory • In-person only
    Tickets available for purchase here

    Directed by Peter Sellars
    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Tyshawn Sorey, conductor

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street heads to Park Avenue Armory with composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and MacArthur “Genius” Tyshawn Sorey for Monochromatic Light (Afterlife): a tribute to composer Morton Feldman, who wrote music for the opening of the Rothko Chapel in Houston 50 years ago. The resulting score provides the listener with the feeling of being enveloped in sound in much the same way that Mark Rothko’s paintings reveal ever-changing and immersive shades of color and texture.

    October 3, 2022, at 7pm
    Lukas Foss Centennial Celebration

    Carnegie Hall • In-person only
    Tickets are available for free in person at the Carnegie Hall ticket office (up to four per person, first come, first served) • Learn more here

    Lukas Foss Works: Psalms, Symphony No. 1, Renaissance Concerto, Three American Pieces, Ode for Orchestra
    Randall Thompson Alleluia
    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Downtown Voices; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

    Trinity Church Wall Street and Opus 3 Artists co-present a program celebrating the life and works of Lukas Foss, one of the most important composers of the last century and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra‘s former Music Director. A friend of Leonard Bernstein since their student days, Foss was in many ways like his colleague—an astonishing composer, a great conductor, and a brilliant pianist. The orchestra’s music director, JoAnn Falletta, will lead the program, featuring Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Downtown Voices, along with soloists Amy Porter, flute, and Buffalo’s concertmaster Nikki Chooi, violin. Trinity Church Wall Street is offering this admission-free concert as a gift to the community.

    October 30, 2022, at 2:30pm
    Bach in Montreal

    Salle Bourgie • In-person and online

    Tickets available for purchase here

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Avi Stein, bring their esteemed Bach interpretations to Salle Bourgie in Montreal. Together and individually, Bach’s sacred cantatas constitute a tremendous sonic and spiritual universe. The audience will be invited to sing the final chorale from the last cantata, BWV 80.

    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

    November 19, 2022, at 7pm
    NOVUS NY at Carnegie Hall

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

    Bach Brandenburg Concertos 1 & 3, Cantata, BWV 147
    Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
    André Mehmari Portais Brasileiros No. 2 (World Premiere)

    NOVUS NY; João Carlos Martins, conductor

    Sixty years after making his Carnegie Hall debut, Brazilian pianist and conductor João Carlos Martins, a 20th century Bach interpreter, returns to Carnegie Hall. He leads NOVUS NY in a program focusing on the music of Bach, the late pioneering 20th century Brazilian modernist Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Brazilian composer André Mehmari.

    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; Marichka Marczyk, 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.

    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

    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 stunning new opera by Emma O’Halloran titled, Trade, which will feature NOVUS NY.

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