Compline by Candlelight

Sundays at 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Free

 

Find peace and stillness as you end one week and begin the next. Experience Compline by Candlelight in the tranquility of St. Paul’s Chapel, one of the oldest buildings in New York City. Come as you are, find a seat, and hold a candle. For thirty minutes let mantra-like, chant-based improvised music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street wash over you. There’s nothing to do but listen.

Compline comes from the Latin word complete—and this week-ending service is one of the oldest in the Christian church. Now Compline is more popular than ever as residents search for an oasis of calm amid bustling Lower Manhattan. Compline is open to and appropriate for those of any or no faith background.

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January 6, 2019 at 8pm
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Francis Poulenc Videntes stellam


January 13, 2019 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Adoramus te Christe


January 20, 2019 at 8pm
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Orlando di Lasso Vide Homo


January 27, 2019 at 8pm
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Josef Rheinberger Abendlied


February 3, 2019 at 8pm
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Heinrich Isaac Ecce Panis Angelorum


February 10, 2019 at 8pm
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Anton Bruckner Ave Maria


February 17, 2019 at 8pm
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Josef Rheinberger Ad te levavi


February 24, 2019 at 8pm
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Francisco Guerrero Ave virgo sanctissima


March 3, 2019 at 8pm
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Charles Wood Hail, Gladdening Light


March 10, 2019 at 8pm
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Stephen Paulus Pilgrims’ Hymn


March 17, 2019 at 8pm
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Philippe de Monte Super Flumina Babylonis


March 24, 2019 at 8pm
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Jacobus Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi


March 31, 2019 at 8pm
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Vytautas Miškinis Pater Noster


April 7, 2019 at 8pm
Chorister Prelude 7:15pm; Compline by Candlelight 8pm

Choirster Prelude

Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Jean Langlais Kyrie from Missa Simplicitate

Maurice Duruflé Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa in Cum Jubilo; Pie Jesu from Requiem

Fauré Agnus Dei from Messe Basse; In Paradisum from Requiem

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Duruflé Ubi Caritas


April 14, 2019 at 8pm
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Nicolas Gombert Lugebat David Absalon


April 28, 2019 at 8pm
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Anton Bruckner Os Justi


May 5, 2019 at 8pm
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Herbert Howells Antiphon


May 12, 2019 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Viri Galilei


May 19, 2019 at 8pm
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Nicolas Gombert In illo tempore


May 26, 2019 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Jesu rex admirabilis


June 2, 2019 at 8pm
Chorister Compline

Benjamin Britten Missa Brevis
Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor; Janet Yieh, organ


June 9, 2019 at 8pm
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Josquin des Prez Veni Creator Spiritus


June 16, 2019 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas

 

2018 Performances


September 16, 2018 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Dies sanctificatus
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street


September 23, 2018 at 8pm
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Orlando di Lasso Ad te levavi oculos meos
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street


September 30, 2018 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Loquebantur
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street


October 7, 2018 at 8pm
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Orlando Gibbons O Clap Your Hands


October 14, 2018 at 8pm
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Robert Parsons O Bone Jesu


October 21, 2018 at 8pm
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William Harris Faire is the Heaven


October 28, 2018 at 8pm
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Robert Parsons Ave Maria 


November 4, 2018 at 8pm
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Charles Villiers Stanford Beati quorum via


November 11, 2018 at 8pm
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Sergei Rachmaninoff Otche Nash from Vespers


November 18, 2018 at 8pm
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina O Rex Gloriae


November 25, 2018 at 8pm
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Jean Mouton Nesciens mater


December 2, 2018 at 8pm
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Tomás Luis de Victoria O Magnum Mysterium


December 9, 2018 at 8pm
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Jonathan Dove Seek him that maketh the seven stars


December 16, 2018 at 8pm
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Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols
Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor


December 23, 2018 at 8pm
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Josquin des Prez Praeter rerum seriem


December 30, 2018 at 8pm
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Cristóbal de Morales Puer natus est