12th Night Festival: Helicon: Inspiring Bach

December 28, 2015

Helicon: Inspiring Bach

Molly Quinn, soprano
Ryland Angel, countertenor
James Taylor, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Robert Mealy and Beth Wenstrom, violins
Theresa Salomon and Jessica Troy, violas
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Avi Stein, organ, harpsichord, and director


Boasting an "engrossing" and "enviable variety of repertory" (The New York Times), Trinity Wall Street's Twelfth Night Festival returns in 2015-16 to celebrate the twelve days of the nativity with a full program of mostly free events—at St. Paul's Chapel and Trinity Church—from December 26 through January 6. As Trinity has become an epicenter for both early and new music, this year's festival, aptly subtitled "Time's Arrow," recovers the past as composers reach for the musical unknown. The juxtaposition of music spanning the past millennium—from Handel's Messiah and Bach cantatas to the premieres of works by Daniel Felsenfeld and David Lang—is sure to have a lasting impact on returning and new concertgoers alike.

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