During trying times, music stills our souls and provides a healing grace. Weekdays at 1pm, we’ll be sharing Comfort at One performances on Facebook and Twitter and will post the full videos here. Follow us and tune in for encore performances of our favorite concerts professionally filmed in HD, along with current at-home performances from Trinity’s extended family of artists. We hope these performances help you find a daily haven of peace and comfort.
Today's Comfort at One Performance
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.
Previous Comfort at One Performances
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.
Wednesday, May 6
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 22
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 7
Today for Comfort at One, here is a song 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 that we commemorated on Palm Sunday.
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.
Friday, April 3
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 last Sunday morning’s 11:15am service.
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.
Friday, March 27
This Comfort at One features Trinity’s Director of Music Julian Wachner performing Johannes Brahms.
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.