Compline by Candlelight

Sundays at 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel (unless otherwise noted)
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Compline by Candlelight provides peace and stillness as one week ends and another begins. Set in the tranquility of St. Paul’s Chapel, one of the oldest buildings in New York City, guests find a seat and hold a candle, while 30 minutes of mantra-like, chant-based improvised music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street fill the space. There’s nothing to do but listen.

Listen to Compline podcasts or watch our video podcasts.


A Reflective Ritual


Choir member Jonathan Woody takes you inside Compline by Candlelight.



Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled. Read more about why.

Bo Holten – In nomine

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7pm, Lenten Concert, 8pm, Compline Service - Canceled
Chorister Lenten Concert and Compline by Candlelight

Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

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.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Josquin Des pres – Qui habitat

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Gabriel Jackson – Hymn to St. Margaret of Scotland

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Antoine Busnois – Gaude caelestis Domina

Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

William Byrd – Tribulatio Proxima Est

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Bent Sorensen – In Paradisum

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

John Dunstable – Veni Sancte Spiritus

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

John Taverner – Dum transisset Sabbatum

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9: Prelude and Fugue

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Tarik O’Regan – I Sleep, But My Heart Waketh

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Richard Strauss – Der Abend

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Repertoire to be decided

Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 8pm - Canceled

Johannes Ockeghem – Deo Gratia a 36
Thomas Tallis – Spem in alium


Past Performances

Sunday, July 28, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, August 4, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, August 11, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, August 18, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, August 25, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, September 1, 2019Watch Video


Sunday, September 15, 2019Watch Video

Heinrich Schütz – Verleih uns Frieden

Sunday, September 22, 2019Watch Video

Heinrich Schütz – So far ich hin

Sunday, September 29, 2019Watch Video
Chapel of All Saints, Trinity Church


Sunday, October 6, 2019Watch Video

Maurice Duruflé – Ubi Caritas

Sunday, October 13, 2019Watch Video

Charles Villiers Stanford – Beati Quorum Via

Sunday, October 20, 2019Watch Video

Julian Wachner – Seek the Lord

Sunday, October 27, 2019Watch Video

William Byrd – Ave verum corpus

Sunday, November 3, 2019Watch Video

William Harris – Faire is the heaven

Sunday, November 10, 2019Watch Video

Stephen Paulus – Pilgrim’s Hymn

Sunday, November 17, 2019Watch Video

Josquin des Pres – Ave Maria

Sunday, November 24, 2019Watch Video

Thomas Tallis – If Ye Love Me

Sunday, December 1, 2019Watch Video

Palestrina – An Advent Responsory

Sunday, December 8, 2019Watch Video

Benjamin Britten – Hymn to the Virgin

Sunday, December 15, 2019Watch Video

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Bogoroditsye Dyevo

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Chorister Compline by CandlelightWatch Video

Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, conductor
Benjamin Britten – Ceremony of Carols

Sunday, December 29, 2019Watch Video

Francis Poulenc – O magnum mysterium

Sunday, January 5, 2020Watch Video

J. S. Bach – Komm, Jesu komm

Sunday, January 12, 2020Watch Video

William Harris – Faire is the heaven

Sunday, January 19, 2020Watch Video

Julian Wachner – Regina Coeli

Sunday, January 26, 2020Watch Video

Charles Wood – Hail gladdening light

Sunday, February 2, 2020Watch Video

Edward Naylor – Vox dicentes: clama!

Sunday, February 9, 2020Watch Video

Julian Wachner – Hospital Anthem

Sunday, February 16, 2020Watch Video

Arnold Bax – Lord, thou hast told us

Sunday, February 23, 2020Watch Video

Trevor Weston – Given Sound

Sunday, March 1, 2020Watch Video

John Shepherd – Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria

Sunday, March 8, 2020Watch Video

William Byrd – Domine, Exaudi Orationem Meam, Inclina


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