Comfort at One

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

Today's Comfort at One Performance


Monday, January 25

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances on Mondays. This week, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra bring us Johann David Heinichen Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore, S. 228 featuring Gonzalo Ruiz and Johann Sebastian Bach Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 featuring Molly Quinn, Timothy Parsons, Steven Caldicott Wilson, Jonathan Woody and concertmaster Robert Mealy.
 

Previous Comfort at One Performances


Friday, January 22

 
 

In 2013, Trinity presented celebrated favorites and rarely-performed works by the versatile and prolific composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. As part of the global celebration “britten100” coordinated by the Britten-Pears Foundation, works of Britten were weaved into liturgical services, Bach and Concerts at One, and special evening concert events throughout the entire fall season. To complete our Britten rebroadcasts, we present a special concert by NOVUS NY featuring stunning vocalists Vale Rideout and Sarah Brailey that includes Britten’s Les Illuminations and Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.
 


Thursday, January 21

 
 

As part of the global celebration “britten100,” Trinity presented celebrated favorites and rarely-performed works by the versatile and prolific composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday in 2013. Today’s Comfort at One presents a recital from versatile and elegant soprano Jessica Muirhead with Director of Music Julian Wachner at the piano. This special concert juxtaposes a variety of operatic works that include Britten’s On this Island and The Poet’s Echo, Berg’s Seven Early Songs, and Im Volkston by Dvořák.
 


Wednesday, January 20

 
 

Today’s Comfort at One features the talented artists from the Trinity Youth Chorus performing “Moonrise Kingdom:” a concert of Britten’s works including Children’s Crusade, Friday Afternoons and Missa Brevis in D major Op. 63. In 2013, Trinity presented celebrated favorites and rarely-performed works by the versatile and prolific composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. As part of the global celebration “britten100” coordinated by the Britten-Pears Foundation, works of Britten were weaved into liturgical services, Bach and Concerts at One, and special evening concert events throughout the entire fall season.
 


Tuesday, January 19

 
 

As we continue weave Britten’s works throughout our programming this week, today’s Comfort at One presents a beautiful performance by Downtown Voices of Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia alongside rarely performed works by Dvořák and Janáček. The centerpiece of this concert is Dvořák’s stunning hidden gem Mass in D Major, performed according to the original arrangement for organ and mixed choir. The mass and the Britten are complemented by Janáček’s Otče náš, a choral setting of the Lord’s Prayer.
 


Monday, January 18

 
 

In 2013, Trinity presented celebrated favorites and rarely-performed works by the versatile and prolific composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. As part of the global celebration “britten100” coordinated by the Britten-Pears Foundation, works of Britten were weaved into liturgical services, Bach and Concerts at One, and special evening concert events throughout the entire fall season. To kick-off our Britten rebroadcasts, today’s Comfort at One features former members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, and pianist Timothy Long, performing Britten’s Who are these children and Folksongs alongside Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
 


Friday, January 15

 
 

On the eve of MLK weekend, we pay homage to one of the greatest voices in jazz, the “mother of Bebop,” Mary Lou Williams. On February 19, pioneering jazz pianist Chris Pattishall releases his stunning debut album, a phantasmagorical interpretation of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite. Today’s Comfort at One presents Pattishall’s concert of Zodiac Suite from our Concerts at One series in 2015 as part of our By the Waters of Babylon Festival celebrating the power of Black Music in America. Join us as Pattishall and his quintet continue William’s legacy of leading the audience to reimagine their sonic understanding of jazz. For more information on the album, visit www.chrispattishall.com/zodiac.
 


Thursday, January 14

 
 

Please enjoy this Comfort at One clip from the finale concert of our By the Waters of Babylon festival celebrating the power of black music in America. January 31, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the momentous decision to abolish slavery in the United States. To commemorate the historic sesquicentennial, Trinity Wall Street honored black music in America and its power to transcend and transform. In this clip, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Bobby McFerrin’s beautiful arrangement of Psalm 23 with McFerrin conducting. Watch the full concert.
 


Wednesday, January 13

 
 

For today’s Comfort at One, Director of Music Julian Wachner performs a heartfelt improvisation on “America.” We hope that this inspired performance brings you solace during these trying times.
 


Tuesday, January 12

 
 

Today for Comfort at One, the members of the Trinity Youth Chorus have created a virtual recording of “Balulalow” from their favorited holiday concert: Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Next week on Comfort at One we will look back at Trinity’s Britten100 Festival celebrating the composer’s centennial. Today’s virtual performance was directed by Melissa Attebury and Anne Damassa and video and audio editing done by Farrah Dupoux. Click here to view the entire concert. 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 continue to thrive in their music education.
 


Monday, January 11

 
 

Our featured concert this week is the only Bach + One performance from 2020. This musically stunning performance features The Choir of Trinity Wall Street in Herbert Howells’ Take Him, Earth for Cherishing, joined by Trinity Baroque Orchestra for BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen. Although programmed months ahead of time, 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!”
 


Friday, January 8

 
 

As Trinity became an epicenter for both early and new music, the 2016 12th Night festival was aptly subtitled "Time's Arrow." Today’s Comfort at One presents the “Fire” concert from 2016: a collaboration between Trinity and New York Baroque Incorporated that features musicians on both modern and historic instruments. Works span from Bach (Fire Cantata featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street) and Handel (Fireworks) to Haydn (Fire Symphony) and Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto Fire and Blood featuring former NOVUS NY concertmaster Owen Dalby.
 

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