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.
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
Tuesday, November 24
Today’s Comfort at One comes from our “Of Time and Place” concert, which features new music by David Little and Ellen Reid. A new album with this music, featuring Trinity ensembles, will be released later this year!
Previous Comfort at One Performances
Monday, November 23
Today for Comfort at One, we continue presenting our past Bach performances. This week features soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Brian Giebler, Timothy Parsons, Sarah Brailey, and Jonathan Woody and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, with guest concertmaster Alexander Woods, performing Wer da gläubet und getauft wird, BWV 37 and Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 44.
Friday, November 20
Today’s Comfort at One brings you a special virtual recording of members of the Trinity Youth Chorus singing Beautiful City, the title piece of their concert this evening at 5pm. Please join us at 5pm TONIGHT at trinitywallstreet.org/youthchorus for a selection of ensemble and solo works that celebrate our beautiful community and the stunning voices of the Trinity Youth Chorus.
Thursday, November 19
Today’s Comfort at One features a Pipes at One recital by Tyrone Whiting, Director of Music at Grace Church, New Jersey.
Wednesday, November 18
Today for Comfort at One, we feature the youngest members of the Trinity Youth Chorus singing Give Us Hope. We hope that these sweet voices give you hope and joy today as we get ready for the holiday season. Please join us this Friday evening at Trinitywallstreet.org/youthchorus for a virtual concert titled Beautiful City brought to you by the Trinity Youth Chorus.
Tuesday, November 17
Today's Comfort at One features a clip from the romantic side of Austrian composer Anton Webern. NOVUS NY performed his Passacaglia as part of our 2018 Time’s Arrow Festival, which juxtaposed early and modern music by pairing Webern’s works and works by later composers he inspired: György Ligeti, Heinz Holliger, Christopher Rouse, Marti Epstein, and more.
Monday, November 16
For today’s Comfort at One, we offer a favorite Bach at One concert from 2015, featuring soloists Melanie Russell, Stephen Sands, and Matt Boehler with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Julian Wachner. Enjoy Bach's Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18; Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht, BWV 52; and Was willst du dich betrüben, BWV 107, here.
Friday, November 13
For today’s Comfort at One, the enthralling and versatile Attacca Quartet featuring Caroline Shaw present an entire concert commissioned by and recorded at Duke University. This program of light and musical healing includes Caroline Shaw’s Plan and Elevation, Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (Grosse Fuge) and Lente Me by Toon Hermans.