Venues: Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, Manhattan St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway at Fulton Street, Manhattan
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 pm
Trinity Wall Street Church
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Trinity Wall Street presents its acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah conducted by Julian Wachner, the Director of Music and the Arts.
Messiah and Trinity have a long history – Trinity presented one of the first performances of the work in North America in 1770, and the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra are still widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. The ensemble’s 2012 performance was hailed by Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times “…to experience the full, formidable range of ‘Messiah,’ from the furious flames of the ‘refiner’s fire’ to the delirious party of the finale… let Trinity be your guide.”
Trinity Wall Street Tickets All seats reserved Premium (Center Front) ~ $95 Preferred (Center Rear) ~ $75 Standard (Sides) ~ $45
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street Julian Wachner, conductor
Saturday, December 28 at 6 pm
Nöel et La Vierge Marie: A Franco-Flemish Christmas Celebration Josquin des Pres Missa de Beata Virgine Motets of Binchois, Brumel, Busnois, Dufay, Mouton, Obrecht, and Ockeghem
The GRAMMY® -nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street is the premier vocal ensemble at Trinity Wall Street. Under the direction of Julian Wachner, the Choir leads the liturgical music at Trinity Church during Sunday services, performs in concerts throughout the year, and has made world-class recordings for Naxos and Musica Omnia. It is both a beloved church choir, singing favorite Anglican hymns and historic sacred music, and one of New York City’s most acclaimed professional vocal ensembles. The choir is increasingly in demand around the world, and this season sees the ensemble performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and London’s Barbican Hall. All concerts at Trinity Wall Street are professionally filmed and webcast live at www.trinitywallstreet.org.
Clarion Music Society Steven Fox, artistic director and conductor
Tuesday, December 31 at 5 pm Wednesday, January 1 at 5 pm
Sergei Rachmaninoff Vespers
Created by Steven Fox as the vocal component of New York’s Clarion Music Society, the Clarion Choir has emerged as one of the country’s preeminent choral groups, with members equally at home on the solo stage and in ensemble singing. Today, the Choir’s repertoire reaches far beyond its original Baroque roots. In recent years, the Choir has earned praise not only for its mastery of Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, but also for its performances of Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Tavener, and Morton Feldman. The Clarion Choir has performed in the White Light and Tully Scope Festivals in Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, the Morgan Library, the Aston Magna Festival, and Bargemusic, to widespread critical acclaim.
On this performance, the acclaimed Clarion Choir performs Rachmaninoff's greatest choral masterpiece, the Vespers, a lush, transcendent setting of ancient Russian Orthodox chants.
New York Polyphony
New York Polyphony
Thursday, January 2 at 7 pm
Wondrous birth, O wondrous child
Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (National Public Radio) NEW YORK POLYPHONY is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. The four men “sing with intelligence, subtlety and consummate artistry,” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) applying a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
Saturday, January 4 at 7 pm
Violini a Due: An Italian Journey
Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period, from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the Italian and German seventeenth century to the spectacular chamber music of the High Baroque. Featured at early music series throughout North America, Quicksilver has garnered accolades in the press from coast to coast. The ensemble’s debut recording, “Stile Moderno: new music from the seventeenth century” has been lauded as “technically expert, flexible in phrasing, and stylish in ornamentation, fully aware of this music’s rich sense of theatre” (Fanfare Magazine) and “Breakthrough Album of the Year” (Huffington Post).
Venice, Bologna, Modena, Padua, Verona, Florence, Cremona, Mantua, Naples, Rome. In Violini a Due: An Italian Journey, Quicksilver embarks on a dazzling tour of Italy, exploring sublime and dramatic works spanning the 17th century while illuminating numerous regions and styles. The journey takes you from the birthplace of the virtuoso violin through its rich development, from Castello to Corelli.
Britten Festival: Still Falls the Rain with Nicholas Phan
Saturday, September 21 at 7 pm Saint Paul's Chapel
Acclaimed tenor Nicholas Phan joins Trinity Wall Street's celebration of Benjamin Britten in an evening concert, performing works from his second solo album, Still Falls the Rain (Avie Records 2012). The program includes Britten's The Heart of the Matter; Canticle III: Still falls the rain (text by Edith Stillwell); Canticle V: The Death of Narcissus (text by T. S. Eliot); and selected folk songs.
Nicholas Phan, tenor Myra Huang, piano Sivan Magen, harp Jennifer Montone, french horn
$30 General Admission
$15 student tickets will be available at the door with a valid student ID