Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth, ages 5 to 18, from the five boroughs of New York City. Choristers receive both group and individual training in vocal technique, music theory, sight-reading, and performance skills from a group of dedicated professionals led by Melissa Attebury, Trinity Church Wall Street’s Associate Director of Music.
The choristers provide musical leadership at Sunday services alongside the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and offer concerts throughout the season. The Trinity Youth Chorus has performed Schubert’s Mass in G and Vivaldi’s Gloria, as well as Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Children’s Crusade, The Golden Vanity, Friday Afternoons, and a fully staged production of Noye’s Fludde. Recent events included Ellen Reid’s Winter’s Child with the Prototype Festival, Ginastera’s Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam at Carnegie Hall, and a performance with Bobby McFerrin as part of By the Waters of Babylon, a Trinity Church Wall Street festival celebrating the power of black music in America. In 2017 the choristers will perform and record Symphony No. 5 of Phillip Glass, tour to San Francisco to sing the Vivaldi Gloria in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, and participate in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall.
The chorus was featured in the film Love is Strange and performed as part of Fashion Week 2014. They were also heard in the 2008 film Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffmann. The chorus has sung backup for Josh Groban and The Rolling Stones, and has been heard on Public Radio International, and CBS’s The Early Show.
January 27, 2019 at 3pm
Winter Youth Chorus Concert
Trinity Youth Chorus – Senior Choristers; Melissa Attebury, conductor
New Jersey Youth Chorus – Coriste Chorus; Patricia Joyce, conductor
May 10, 2019 at 5pm
Trinity Youth Chorus Concert
Benjamin Britten Friday Afternoons
Trinity Youth Chorus Junior Choristers; Outreach choruses from Confucius Plaza and Chrystie Street; Melissa Attebury and Anne Damassa Graff, conductors
June 17, 2019 at 5pm
Music Education Outreach Concert
Choruses and instrumental ensembles from Gotham Arts Academy, Pike Street, Chrystie Street , Confucius Plaza, Baxter Street, Grand Street, P.S. 59; Melissa Attebury and Anne Demassa Graff, conductors
Age Groups & Rehearsal times
Peppercorns, K and 1st grade, Thursdays, 3:15-4pm
Junior Choristers, 3rd-5th grade, Thursdays 4-4:45pm
Senior Choristers, 6th-12th grade, Wednesdays 4-6pm
Advanced Choristers, 9th-12th grade, Thursdays 5-6pm
We welcome all young people, regardless of their musical experience or background. We're looking for mature students with an interest in singing and the commitment to attend weekly rehearsals. The director will evaluate each student's conduct, singing ability, and reading skills. There is no preparation required for the audition.
For more information or to make an appointment for an audition, please call 212.602.0798 or email Melissa Attebury, Associate Director of Music and the Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.