The Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth ages 5 to 18 from the five boroughs of New York City. Choristers receive individual and group 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, often performing with Trinity’s professional ensembles. Recent highlights include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a fully staged production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, Ellen Reid’s Winter’s Child at the Prototype Festival, Ginastera’s Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall, and Britten’s War Requiem with the Queens College Choral Society. Recording projects include Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 and Lisa Bielawa’s My Outstretched Hand with The San Francisco Girls Chorus and The Knights.
The Trinity Youth Chorus is featured in the films Love is Strange and Doubt, as well as Lisa Bielawa’s made-for-TV opera Vireo; hassung backup for Josh Groban, the Rolling Stones, and Bobby McFerrin; and has been heard on Public Radio International and CBS’s The Early Show.
Chorister Lenten Concert and Compline by Candlelight
Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 7pm, Lenten Concert, 8pm, Compline Service
St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor
The Trinity Youth Chorus presents Pergolesi’s celebrated Stabat Mater, featuring the Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from the choir. Followed by Compline by Candlelight, sung by the Trinity Youth Chorus.
Trinity Youth Chorus and Outreach Choirs Concert
Friday, May 29, 2020, at 5pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Youth Chorus Juniors and Peppercorns; CPC Outreach Choruses; Melissa Attebury and Anne Damassa Graff, conductors
Outreach choirs from the Chinese-American Planning Council sites at Baxter Street, Chrystie Street, and Confucius Plaza join the Trinity Youth Chorus Peppercorn and Junior Choristers for a spring concert of music ranging from classical to contemporary. Families with young children are welcome!
Trinity Youth Chorus Concert
Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 4pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Youth Chorus; NOVUS NY; Melissa Attebury, conductor
Schubert – Mass in G and works by Mendelssohn and Mozart
The Trinity Youth Chorus Senior Choristers perform works written by great choral composers in their own teenage years. Schubert’s Mass in G—composed at age 18—is paired with early compositions of Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Join the Chorus
Peppercorn and Junior Choristers (Grades K-5)
We welcome all young people enrolled in grades K-5, regardless of their musical experience or background, into our Peppercorn (grades K-2) and Junior (grades 3-5) training choirs. We’re looking for mature students with an interest in singing and the commitment to attend weekly rehearsals and sing for the 9:15am service at St. Paul’s Chapel approximately once per month. Please contact Anne Damassa Graff (email@example.com) for information about availability and enrollment.
Senior Choristers (Grades 6-12)
Entrance into Senior Choristers is by audition. At the audition, the director will evaluate each student’s singing ability, understanding of music theory, and sight-singing skills, followed by a written music theory assessment. Students may prepare a short song to present, but it is not a requirement. A weekly music lab is offered for students (those who are accepted to the choir and those who are not) who require additional instruction in sight-singing/music theory. Auditions are offered throughout the year; to make an appointment, please fill out the form below and you’ll be contacted to schedule an audition. If you have questions about Senior Choristers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schola Choristers (Grades 9-12)
Eligible Senior Choristers are invited by the director to audition for Schola Choristers. Choristers must demonstrate advanced vocal technique, theory and sight-singing skills, and a commitment to attending additional rehearsals and performances.
Rehearsal Times for 2019-2020 Season
All rehearsals take place at St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton)
Peppercorns (Grades K-2): Thursdays 3:15-4pm
Junior Choristers (Grades 3-5): Thursdays 4-4:45pm
Senior Choristers (Grades 6-12): Wednesdays 4-6pm
Schola Choristers (Grades 9-12): Thursdays 4:45-6pm
Music Lab (Grades 3-12): Tuesdays between 3-6pm (specific time TBA)
For more information, please email email@example.com.