Comfort at One

During trying times, music stills our souls and provides a healing grace. Each Monday-Thursday at 1pm, we share new and archived performances on Facebook and Twitter and will post the most recent videos below. For past Concert at One performances, browse our music video portal. We hope these performances help you find a daily haven of peace and comfort.

The theme of the fall 2020 season is “Passing Through,” which includes performances ranging from John Adams’s Road Movies, depicting a passage through landscapes, to Trinity’s “Time’s Arrow” concerts, which explore the passage of musical styles through time from early music to world premieres. Guest artists from NOVUS NY (Katie Hyun, Conor Hanick, Stuart Breczinski, and Charity Wicks), Attacca Quartet, House of Time, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra will present musical reflections recorded from home. Our fall theme represents a message of hope for the current worldwide predicament: “this too shall pass.”
 

Today's Comfort at One Performance


Thursday, September 24

 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital from Trinity’s Music Scholar Forrest Eimold and trumpeter Eric Berlin.
 

Previous Comfort at One Performances


Wednesday, September 23

 
 

This end-of-year online concert by one of the ukulele classes at the Chrystie Street School-age Center was led by teaching artist Zac Selissen. Enjoy today's Comfort at One concert.
 


Tuesday, September 22

 
 

For today’s Comfort at One, we present the Kyrie from Julian Wachner’s Epistle Mass. Watch the entire concert, featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, with premieres by Nico Muhly and Daniel Schlosberg
 


Monday, September 21

 
 

Today we present Bach at One: Comfort, a 2017 collaboration with New York Baroque Incorporated, featuring comforting works like the stunning Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (translation: "I have enough"). Featured soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street include Luthien Brackett, Scott Mello, Christopher Dylan Herbert, and Megan Chartrand.
 


Friday, September 18

 
 

We open our “Passing Through” season of at-home, Comfort at One performances with John Adams’ Road Movies, performed by two of our core NOVUS NY musicians, concertmaster Katie Hyun and pianist Conor Hanick. Recorded at Yamaha Studios, this performance is a musical exploration of passing through landscapes, and reminds us that even during this great pause, we are all on a journey that can often be as beautiful as this music.
 


Thursday, September 17

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One offers a beautiful concert from Pipes at One recitalist and renowned organist Kent Tritle.
 


Wednesday, September 16

In March 2020, Trinity’s Director of Music Julian Wachner performed a beautiful interpretation of one of the stunning Intermezzi by Johannes Brahms. Enjoy it here for Comfort at One.

Watch this video on Facebook.
 


Tuesday, September 15

 
 

On Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birthday, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra gave a special performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, a monumental 90-minute masterpiece involving a ten-part chorus, seven soloists, and orchestra.
 


Monday, September 14

 
 

Our featured concert today is the only Bach + One performance from 2020. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street shares Herbert Howells’ Take Him, Earth for Cherishing, joined by Trinity Baroque Orchestra for Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12. The text of this beautiful cantata is incredibly timely—from the opening chorus, “Weeping, lamentation, worry, despair, anguish and trouble are the Christian’s bread of tears, that bear the marks of Jesus,” to the aria, “Be faithful, all pain will yet be only a little thing. After the rain, blessing blossoms, all storms pass away. Be faithful!” May it bring you comfort today.
 


Friday, September 11

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One is a special presentation of musical offerings from past 9/11 services.
 


Thursday, September 10

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital from Trinity’s Associate Organist and Chorusmaster Avi Stein.
 


Wednesday, September 9

 
 

For the first installment of Comfort at One’s Virtual Wednesday, the St. Paul’s Chapel Choir has shared an at-home performance of Keep Watch, O Lord, a collect for evening, composed and directed by Associate Organist Janet Yieh.
 


Tuesday, September 8

 
 

This Comfort at One video is from the first installment of Trinity’s Evening Concert Series, in which The Choir of Trinity Wall Street explored its heritage with Anglican favorites.
 


Monday, September 7

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, this Bach performance features members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Molly Netter, Clifton Massey, Brian Giebler, and Jonathan Woody, alongside Trinity Baroque Orchestra with J.S. Bach’s Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10, and Johann Freidrich Fasch's Concerto in D for Trumpet, Two Oboes and Strings, FaWV L:D1.
 


Thursday, September 3

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital from our Conservatory Series in 2019. Students of Thomas Murray from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Matthew Daley and Grant Wareham, perform Mendelssohn and more.
 


Wednesday, September 2

 
 

In July 2020, members of the Trinity Youth Chorus recorded the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, with descant arranged by Julian Wachner. We're delighted to share it with you today for Comfort at One, featuring instrumentalists Lucy Attebury, oboe; Aaron Nichols, cello; Gabe Nichols, violin; and Genevieve Roy, cello.
 


Tuesday, September 1

 
 

Our 2016 J.S. Bach: Heaven and Earth concert was directed by Associate Organist Avi Stein and presented some of Bach's most beloved masterpieces, from the coffeehouse to the church.
 


Monday, August 31

 
 

For today’s Comfort at One, we offer a favorite Bach + One concert from 2018 featuring soloists Molly Netter, Clifton Massey, Melissa Attebury, Scott Mello, Megan Chartrand, Brain Giebler and Jonathan Woody with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, chorusmaster and continuo; Robert Mealy, concertmaster; and Julian Wachner, conductor, performing Bach's Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4, and Johann Rudolph's Ahle Magnificat à 8 for choir, cornetto and three sackbuts.
 


Thursday, August 27

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by James Kennerley, Director of Music at Saint Paul’s Church and Choir School in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA.
 


Wednesday, August 26

 
 

This Comfort at One features one of our very first “at home” performances from this past March, with Trinity’s Director of Music Julian Wachner performing Johannes Brahms.
 


Tuesday, August 25

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One concert features the Trinity Youth Chorus in collaboration with the NJ Youth Chorus performing Morten Laurdisen’s Sure on this Shining Night.
 


Monday, August 24

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us BWV 8 Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? and BWV 113 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut. This performance features Madeline Healey, Molly Netter, Melissa Attebury, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Paul An, and Jonathan Woody with Julian Wachner, conductor.
 


Thursday, August 20

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Nathaniel Gumbs, Director of Chapel Music, Yale University, Connecticut.
 


Wednesday, August 19

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, the members of the Trinity Youth Chorus have created a recording of the familiar and beloved hymn Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicea) with descant arranged by Julian Wachner and featuring instrumentalists Lucy Attebury, oboe, Aaron Nichols, cello, Gabe Nichols, violin, and Genevieve Roy, cello. This spring, the youth chorus and music outreach programs met weekly online, and our teaching artists implemented remote learning curricula so that all 400+ children in our programs had continuity in their music education.
 


Tuesday, August 18

 
 

In celebration of Lou Harrison’s centennial, NOVUS NY presented his rarely performed work Solstice alongside compositions by core NOVUS NY members Doug and Brad Balliett. Video provided with kind permission of Peer International Corp., publisher and copyright holder.
 


Monday, August 17

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Luthien Brackett, Andrew Fuchs, and Jonathan Woody, alongside New York Baroque Incorporated, bring us works by Bach, Telemann, and a special arrangement of Stairway to Heaven by Julian Wachner.
 


Thursday, August 13

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Chelsea Chen, organ, with Joseph Lee, cello.
 


Wednesday, August 12

 
 

This season, our music education teaching artists quickly shifted to online learning for more than 350 students enrolled in our outreach programs. Today's Comfort at One video features the end of year online concert by one of the ukulele classes at the Chrystie Street School-age Center, led by teaching artist Zac Selissen.
 


Tuesday, August 11

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, instead of an “at home” offering, we present “at church:” from the Feb. 23, 2020 11:15am Holy Eucharist. Soloist Aundi Marie Moore sings with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street on the spiritual, "Ride On King Jesus," a song praising the majesty of Jesus and with biblical imagery surrounding Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
 


Monday, August 10

 
 

Today's Comfort at One offering is a Bach at One concert from 2018 with Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Madeline Healey, Luthien Brackett, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Jesse Blumberg, Jonathan Woody, and Thomas McCargar, with Julian Wachner conducting. Enjoy Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21; and Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196.
 


Thursday, August 6

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One Conservatory Series recital with Jordan Prescott and Paul Byssainthe, Jr., students of Daniel Aune and John Walker at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Enjoy works by Tournemire, Howells, Brahms, de Grigny, and Vierne.
 


Wednesday, August 5

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Trinity’s associate organist Janet Yieh playing Schumann’s Impromptu No. 3, Opus 90 from home in New York City, and the prelude to the Sunday 11:15am service from March 29.
 


Tuesday, August 4

 
 

Messiah and Trinity have a long history—Trinity presented one of the first performances in North America in 1770, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra are still widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. Today's Comfort at One features a performance from this past December.
 


Monday, August 3

 
 

For today’s Comfort at One, we offer a favorite Bach + One concert from one year ago with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra performing Bach's Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, and Telemann's Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo, TWV 44:43.
 


Thursday, July 30

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Associate Organist Avi Stein and Mezzo-Soprano and Associate Director of Music Melissa Attebury. They perform works by Janáček, Alain, Hindesmith, Boulanger, and Messiaen.
 


Wednesday, July 29

 
 

In Trinity’s 2019 installment of The Handel Project, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Julian Wachner, presented Handel's Susanna with Lauren Snouffer as Susanna and John Holiday as Joacim. See the full cast and program for Susanna, Part the First, and you can continue watching Susanna, Part the Second and Susanna, Part the Third, too!
 


Tuesday, July 28

 
 

See what some of our Trinity Baroque Orchestra musicians have been up to in today’s epic Comfort at One video, featuring House of Time. Tatiana Daubek and Gonzalo X. Ruiz perform their arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon, with a special guest appearance by their daughter.
 


Monday, July 27

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street (Molly Netter, Melissa Attebury, Tim Keeler, Brian Giebler and Jonathan Woody), alongside New York Baroque Incorporated and organist Avi Stein, bring us works by Bach, Buxtehude and Heinichen in Bach at One: Law.
 


Thursday, July 23

 
 

Today's Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by our Associate Organist Janet Yieh and cellist Benjamin Larsen. This performance includes works by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Josef Rheinberger, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Robert A. Hobby.
 


Wednesday, July 22

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Duruflé’s Messe cum Jubilo from the St. Paul’s Chapel Organ Inauguration Opening Concert with the NYC American Guild of Organists. Installed in 2017, the Noack is the 6th organ to resound in St. Paul's, NY's oldest public building and is housed in the city’s oldest organ case.
 


Tuesday, July 21

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features an at-home improvisation of audience-chosen hymns by our Director of Music, Julian Wachner.
 


Monday, July 20

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us cantatas BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeitand BWV 152 Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, and feature soloists Megan Chartrand, Luthien Brackett, Scott Mello and Edmund Milly, led by Associate Organist Avi Stein.
 


Thursday, July 16

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital from 2019 by Director of Music Julian Wachner. Our Pipes at One concerts feature leading organists and rising stars from around the country on our celebrated three-manual Noack organ in St. Paul's Chapel.
 


Wednesday, July 15

 
 

Today’s at-home Comfort at One performance features members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the direction of bass-baritone Jonathan Woody. Madeline Healey, Clifton Massey, Nick Karageorgiou, Steven Hrycelak, and Jonathan perform Josquin des Prez Nymphes des Bois. “Skilled singers of every nation, Turn your voices so clear and high…”
 


Monday, July 13

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have a Bach at One concert from 2016 for you. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us cantatas Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161, and Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177.
 


Thursday, July 9

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by David Hurd.
 


Tuesday, July 7

 
 

For today’s Comfort at One, we have Trinity’s director of music Julian Wachner performing an improvisation on In Christ There Is No East or West, the prelude from Pride Sunday, June 28, 2020.
 


Monday, July 6

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8, and Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113.
 


Thursday, July 2

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Martin Jones and Ben Kerswell, students of Ken Cowan from Rice University in Houston, TX, as a part of Trinity’s Conservatory Series. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Basil Harwood, Antonio Vivaldi, Louis Vierne, and George Baker. Download the program.
 


Tuesday, June 30

 
 

This Comfort at One of Masterworks for Double Choir was performed by Downtown Voices with Stephen Sands conducting, and includes Herbert Howell’s Requiem. Howells, a master of introspective, healing Anglican music, shows his compositional mastery in this great work.
 


Monday, June 29

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street soloists Elena Williamson, Clifton Massey, Nick Karageorgiou, and Paul An alongside the Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us cantata Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5, and Handel’s Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 5, HWV 316.
 


Thursday, June 25

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Tyrone Whiting, Director of Music, Grace Church, New Jersey.
 


Wednesday, June 24

 
 

Messiah and Trinity have a long history—Trinity presented one of the first performances in North America in 1770, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra are still widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. Watch this performance from December of last year.
 


Tuesday, June 23

 
 

"Revolutionaries: The Late Works of Beethoven and Ginastera" was presented by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Youth Chorus, Downtown Voices, NOVUS NY and 1B1 in 2016, and offers a stunning rendition of Ginastera's Psalm 150 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
 


Monday, June 22

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week, members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street Molly Netter, Luthien Brackett, Andrew Fuchs and Jonathan Woody alongside New York Baroque Incorporated bring us works by Bach, Telemann and a special arrangement of Stairway to Heaven by Julian Wachner.
 


Friday, June 19

 
 

For the past few months, Trinity’s semi-professional choir, Downtown Voices has moved online and has continued to thrive while making music as a virtual singing community. Today’s Comfort at One is a special online collaboration, directed by Stephen Sands and edited by Farrah Dupoux. Love to sing? New members can now join from anywhere! Learn more about online auditions: trinitywallstreet.org/downtownvoices
 


Thursday, June 18

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One is a Pipes at One recital by George Fergus from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. This program includes Stanford's Voluntary in D minor, Op. 105, as well as works by Felix Mendelssohn, John Stanley, Edward Elgar, and C. Hubert H. Parry.
 


Wednesday, June 17

 
 

Today's Comfort at One features NOVUS NY’s finale during the Total Embrace Bernstein Festival. Watch the full concert, which includes Julian Wachner’s Gaudé: an LB Anniversary for Large Orchestra, Copland’s Connotations, and Mahler’s heavenly Symphony No. 4.
 


Tuesday, June 16

 
 

This Comfort at One clip is from the first installment of Trinity’s Evening Concert Series. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street explored its heritage with Anglican favorites, including the featured work here, Stanford’s Beati Quorum.
 


Monday, June 15

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have another Bach concert for you. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us cantatas, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12 and Herbert Howells's Take him, Earth for Cherishing.
 


Friday, June 12

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features an at-home performance from one of our NOVUS NY core members, cellist Andrew Yee, in concert with... themself! Andrew is also a member of the Attacca Quartet, a GRAMMY award-winning string quartet. In this clip, Andrew shares their incredible talents as a chamber musician in an all-cello version of Ego Flos Campi by Jacob Clemens non Papa.
 


Thursday, June 11

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital from 2019 by Annie Laver, Assistant Professor of Organ and University Organist at Syracuse University.
 


Wednesday, June 10

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features our Director of Music Julian Wachner performing variations on We Shall Overcome, performed as the Postlude from this past Sunday’s service.
 


Tuesday, June 9

 
 

Bach's St. Matthew Passion is revered as one of the quintessential masterpieces of western classical music. BWV 244 is a dramatic integration of scripture, new poetry, and great hymns of the Lutheran tradition, and it portrays the Passion as both profoundly human and divine.
 


Monday, June 8

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting past Bach performances: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138, and Es wartet alles auf dich, BWV 187, with Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata in A Major, op. 65, no. 3 as the service prelude.
 


Thursday, June 4

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One concert features a Pipes at One recital with Michael Hey on the organ, and Christiana Liberis on violin.
 


Wednesday, June 3

 
 

We hope you enjoy today’s Comfort at One audio clip: In Paradisum from Fauré Requiem performed by the Trinity Youth Chorus and Avi Stein, organ, with Melissa Attebury, conductor.
 


Tuesday, June 2

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One clip is a reshare of a clip from the finale concert of our By the Waters of Babylon festival. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Bobby McFerrin’s arrangement of Psalm 23 with McFerrin conducting.
 


Monday, June 1

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have selected a 2016 Bach at One concert for you. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us two cantatas: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226, and Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198.
 


Friday, May 29

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features an “at home” performance of a hymn from New York Polyphony tenor and former member of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Steven Caldicott Wilson.
 


Thursday, May 28

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Jason Roberts, Director of Music, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, NYC.
 


Wednesday, May 27

 
 

Today's Comfort at One encore concert is The Choir of Trinity Wall Street’s last performance together before social distancing on March 9, including Herbert Howell’s Take him, Earth, for Cherishing.
 


Tuesday, May 26

 
 

Trinity celebrated the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in a season-long festival with works by Bernstein as well as those by other NYC notables, such as Bernstein’s idol Gustav Mahler. This clip is from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and features NOVUS NY and soloists Melissa Attebury and Paul An, conducted by Daniela Candillari.
 


Monday, May 25

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue sharing our past Bach performances. Here, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra present Bach's Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 and Heinichen's Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore, S. 228, featuring Gonzalo Ruiz.
 


Friday, May 22

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features an amazing premiere video from our principal percussionists in NOVUS NY: Sandbox Percussion. The score for Jason Treuting's extremes leaves a lot up to the performers—it calls for a high sound, a low sound, a sound that keeps a steady pulse, and some kind of pitched instrument. Extremes is one of the first pieces that Sandbox learned as a group back in 2011, and this version is a re-imagination using sounds they could find at home. This recording was created entirely with 4 iPhones, Logic Pro, Adobe Premiere, and a bunch of free time. You can also join Sandbox Percussion and Jason Treuting for a live chat this Sunday, May 25 at 3pm on their YouTube.
 


Thursday, May 21

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One concert features a Pipes at One recital by Associate Organist Janet Yieh, featuring soloist Melissa Attebury and flutist Melissa Baker. This performance is from last year’s Time’s Arrow festival, celebrating Trinity’s commitment to amplifying the voices of female artists across multiple mediums.
 


Wednesday, May 20

 
 

Alongside a steady stream of Sunday cantatas, Bach composed expanded choral works to highlight the liturgical year, such as the Passions for Lent, and oratorios for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension. The joyful opening chorus of Bach’s Ascension Oratorio: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, first performed on May 19, 1735, is scored in this 2019 recording, with a festive addition of three trumpets and timpani to amplify the text, “Praise God in his Realms.”
 


Tuesday, May 19

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One clip features Downtown Voices performing “Mu isamaa on minu arm” (My Fatherland is My Love) by Gustav Ernesaks. This unofficial Estonian National Anthem, sung at their major song festival every five years, was sung in 2018 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Estonia. Those standing in the audience are Estonians.
 


Monday, May 18

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra brings us a performance of Bach’s Orchestral Suites, recorded in December 2014.
 


Friday, May 15

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, the members of the Trinity Youth Chorus Schola have created another virtual performance of The Pilgrim’s Hymn by Stephen Paulus, which was edited and mixed by chorister Aaron Nichols, sophomore, and then paired with an image from St. Paul's Chapel by Trinity staff. During this time, the youth chorus and music outreach programs continue to meet weekly online, and our teaching artists have implemented remote learning curricula so that all 400+ children in our programs have continuity in their music education.
 


Thursday, May 14

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Pipes at One: The Modernist Organ. This concert is from our Webern Festival with Associate Organist Avi Stein performing music from the 1920's and 1930's, including works by Janáček, Alain, Hindemith, Boulanger, and Messiaen.
 


Wednesday, May 13

 
 

This Comfort at One clip features choir member Molly Netter in a Time’s Arrow concert, Lagrime Mie, that explored the female perspective in composition, particularly the raw evocation of emotion heard in the music of famous baroque artist Barbara Strozzi, who broke through gender barriers to become the most successful composer of secular vocal music in Venice in her time.
 


Tuesday, May 12

 
 

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Downtown Voices performed his tranquil yet dramatic Mass in C in addition to Brahms’ earliest accompanied choral works, Geistliches Lied and Zwei Motetten, Op. 74. Enjoy it here for Comfort at One.
 


Monday, May 11

 
 

Today we continue our Comfort at One encore concerts with Bach performances. Here, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11 paired with Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets, Timpani and Strings, TWV 54:D4.
 


Friday, May 8

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Alana Youssefian performing Bach’s beloved Chaconne from her Candlelight Baroque: Comfort from Home performance on April 24th.
 


Thursday, May 7

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Trinity's Director of Music Julian Wachner, including Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and more.
 


Tuesday, May 5

 
 

Enjoy today’s Comfort at One video from the finale concert of our By the Waters of Babylon festival celebrating the power of black music in America. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Bobby McFerrin’s arrangement of Psalm 23 with McFerrin conducting.
 


Monday, May 4

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have another Bach at One concert for you. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (BWV 2) and Christoph Graupner’s Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein.
 


Friday, May 1

 
 

Today’s at Comfort at One video features Associate Organist and Chorusmaster Avi Stein performing his “at home” version of Bach’s Sarabande from the Partita in C Minor.
 


Thursday, April 30

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by former Trinity organist Renée Anne Louprette from Rutgers University and Bard College. In this concert, she performs pieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Duron, Correa de Arauxo, and Marais. Read the program.
 


Wednesday, April 29

 
 

Enjoy today’s Comfort at One concert of NOVUS NY performing Brahms' masterpiece, Serenade No. 2. Brahms’ Serenades are often referred to as studies in orchestral writing, predecessors to his symphonies.
 


Tuesday, April 28

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Clytus Gottwald’s 16-voice arrangement of Mahler’s beloved melody from the Rückert Lieder and Symphony No. 5 (starting 1 hour in), as well as Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir and Der Abend by Richard Strauss.
 


Monday, April 27

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have a Bach at One concert for you. Performing on period instruments, Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street bring us Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, and Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131.
 


Friday, April 24

 
 

We hope this music brings you some light today. Our Comfort at One concert features Senior Artistic Administrator and NOVUS NY flutist Mel Baker playing Bach's Partita for Flute Alone.
 


Thursday, April 23

 
 

Today’s concert features students from The Juilliard School from our Pipes at One Conservatory Series.
 


Tuesday, April 21

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features the Trinity Youth Chorus in a performance ​of Malcom Bruno’s SSAA arrangement of Vivaldi’s Gloria. Next season, the choristers will present this work again in the full SATB version with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra.
 


Monday, April 20

 
 

Today's Comfort at One offering is a Bach at One concert with Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Madeline Healey, Luthien Brackett, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Jesse Blumberg, Jonathan Woody, and Thomas McCargar, plus Julian Wachner as conductor. Enjoy Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21; and Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196.
 


Friday, April 17

 
 

Currently at various locations throughout the ​country, the dedicated members of the Trinity Youth Chorus Schola have created a virtual performance of Max Miller’s “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” During this time, the youth chorus and music outreach programs continue to “meet” weekly, and our teaching artists have implemented remote learning ​curricula so that all 400+ children in our programs have continuity in their music education. Learn more about the Trinity Youth Chorus.
 


Thursday, April 16

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features Nathan Laube of the Eastman School of Music. His Pipes at One recital took place during the St. Paul’s Chapel organ festival celebrating the newly installed Noack three-manual pipe organ in February 2018.
 


Wednesday, April 15

 
 

Julian Wachner's All Creatures of Our God and King is one of several pieces performed at our season opener last fall, which featured all of Trinity's choirs in an interactive performance. Feel free to sing along!
 


Tuesday, April 14

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features associate organist Janet Yieh performing at home one of the hymns from our all choirs “Singing Our Song” concert last fall.
 


Monday, April 13

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we have another Bach + One concert for you. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us J.S. Bach's Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4; and Johann Rudolph's Ahle Magnificat à 8 for choir, cornetto and three sackbuts.
 


Friday, April 10

 
 

This performance of Bach’s St. John Passion, a work written for a Good Friday Vespers service in 1724 in Leipzig, features members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street with New York Baroque Incorporated performing on period instruments.
 


Thursday, April 9

 
 

David Enlow performed at Pipes at One on December 7, 2018. Enjoy this encore performance as part of Comfort at One, a way to calm our souls in these trying times.
 


Wednesday, April 8

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One concert is from our 2018 Tenebrae service that will be streamed today at 6pm on Facebook and our website. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished while a series of readings and psalms are recited and chanted, followed by meditative musical responses with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. See our full Holy Week schedule at trinitywallstreet.org/holyweek.
 


Monday, April 6

 
 

When the St. Paul’s Chapel Noack three-manual pipe organ was inaugurated in 2018, that week's Bach at One concert included Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80, a concert we can still enjoy today as part of Comfort at One. Watch it here. Learn more about Bach + One.
 


Thursday, April 2

 
 

This Pipes at One concert is from the fall of 2018, when Chelsea Chen, organist, and Joseph Lee, cellist, joined us in St. Paul's Chapel. Learn more about our Pipes at One program.
 


Wednesday, April 1

 
 

Originally intended as a staged work, Carl Orff’s epic masterpiece, Carmina Burana, contains timely themes that follow the fickleness of fortune and joy as spring returns. Enjoy this performance from Downtown Voices, Trinity Youth Chorus, and NOVUS NY with Stephen Sands as conductor. Learn more about Downtown Voices.
 


Tuesday, March 31

 
 

Our season opener concert this year celebrated Trinity’s commitment to new works and to amplifying the voices of female artists. This concert features NOVUS NY member Jessie Montgomery’s string quartet, Source Code. Learn more about NOVUS NY.
 


Monday, March 30

 
 

Bach + One features a Bach cantata paired with a complementary work from early to modern composers. For this Comfort at One, we offer a favorite Bach + One concert from one year ago with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, chorusmaster and continuo; Robert Mealy, concertmaster; and Julian Wachner, conductor, performing Bach's Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, and& Telemann's Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo, TWV 44:43. Learn more about Bach + One.
 


Thursday, March 26

 
 

In lieu of a new Pipes at One, please enjoy this concert by Trinity's Avi Stein from October 2018. Pipes at One in St. Paul's Chapel features the celebrated three-manual Noack organ and leading organists from around the country. Learn more about Pipes at One.
 


Wednesday, March 25

 
 

In what is known as Poulenc’s most challenging choral work, Figure Humaine embodies great suffering and oppression, juxtaposed with the hope for freedom from tyranny. Performing this masterpiece with only 12 voices brought a new intimacy to the music and presented a unique opportunity for The Choir of Trinity Wall Street artists to connect and grow as an ensemble.
 


Tuesday, March 24

 
 

After his Requiem premiered in 1868, Brahms added a movement for solo soprano, “I will comfort you as one whom his own mother comforteth.” This epic work that is now known as a piece of hope and solace was performed  by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, and NOVUS NY on the finale of the Time’s Arrow Festival in 2018. Trinity presented the complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern along with composers who influenced him such as Schütz and Brahms.
 


Monday. March 23

 
 

In lieu of Bach + One, we present this lovely Bach concert from 2016 as the first of our Comfort at One series, featuring:

- BWV 228 Fürchte dich nicht
- BWV 230 Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
- BWV 4 Christ lag in Todes Banden

The ensembles, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, perform these works with period instruments, providing a historically informed experience of some of Bach’s most awe-inspiring sacred works.  Trinity’s presentation of Bach’s entire monumental output of vocal sacred music has been praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic vigor.” Learn more about Bach + One.