Peerless interpreters of both early and new music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has redefined the realm of 21st-century vocal music, breaking new ground with artistry described as “blazing with vigour…a choir from heaven” (The Times, London). This premier ensemble can be heard live, online, and in recordings in performances described as “thrilling” (The New Yorker), “musically top-notch” (The Wall Street Journal), and “simply superb” (The New York Times).
In addition to leading daily liturgical music at Trinity Church, over the past two years the choir has produced many video performances highlighting Anglican repertoire. These recordings were featured weekly on Trinity’s Comfort at One series and included a partnership with Amplify Female Composers. A typical season for the choir includes performing in Bach + One, Compline by Candlelight, and many other concerts and festivals throughout the year, often with NOVUS NY, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and the Trinity Youth Chorus. The choir anchors Trinity’s critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s Messiah, which The New York Times declares to be “the best Messiah in New York.”
The choir has toured extensively throughout the United States, making appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Shed at Hudson Yards, the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and the Prototype Festival, among others. Increasingly in-demand internationally, the choir has also performed in recent seasons at Montreal’s Salle Bourgie, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Norway’s Stavanger Cathedral, and London’s Barbican Theatre. Performance partners have included Bang on a Can All-Stars, the New York Philharmonic, and the Rolling Stones. The choir was featured in the 150 Psalms Project, performing at the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.
In addition to the Grammy Award-nominated recordings Luna Pearl Woolf: Fire and Flood and Handel’s Israel in Egypt, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has released recordings on Naxos, Musica Omnia, Pentatone, VIA Recordings, ARSIS, Avie Records, Acis, Broadway Records, Cantaloupe Music, Decca Gold, and Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music, which released Trinity’s monumental performance of Glass’s Symphony No. 5. Prominently evidenced by this discography is Trinity’s long-term commitment to new music, which has led to many collaborations with living composers including Ellen Reid, Du Yun, Trevor Weston, Paola Prestini, Luna Pearl Woolf, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Elena Ruehr, and Julia Wolfe, whose 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning and Grammy Award-nominated work Anthracite Fields was recorded with the choir. Along with NOVUS NY and conducted by Wachner, the choir also collaborated on and recorded two Pulitzer Prize-winning operas: Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone and Ellen Reid’s p r i s m.