The Trinity Choir Presents Handel's Israel in Egypt; Debut of Trinity’s New Principal Conductor, Julian Wachner
Date: October 1, 2010
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
New York - Julian Wachner's debut as principal conductor of the Trinity Choir will be Handel's Israel in Egypt, an oratorio of Jewish bondage and escape drawn from Psalms and the Book of Exodus. Israel in Egypt comprises no less than twenty-eight massive double choruses, linked together by a few bars of recitative, with five arias and three duets interspersed among them.
A rising star on national and international stages, Wachner has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Pops Orchestra. He currently serves as Music Director of the GRAMMY® award-winning Washington Chorus, at the Kennedy Center, and is also associate professor of music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. An award-winning organist and improvisateur, Wachner's improvised finale at the Spoleto Festival USA at his solo recital led one reviewer to report that "this stupefying wizardry was the hit of the recital, and it had to be heard to be believed."
Wachner brings this high level of creativity and precision to the Choir's new season.
"Trinity Wall Street is committed to making its sacred space a major center for music in New York City," said Wachner. "This season is about reaching the community in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond. We're pulling out all the stops, saying that world-class music-making is here."
The concert will be available for viewing via live webcast at www.trinitywallstreet.org.
Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street, NYC
$20.00 General Admission;
$10.00 Student/Senior (available only at the door)
Tickets may be purchased by visiting http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/ticketsor at the Trinity Church gift shop located on Broadway at Wall Street.
Call 212-602-0800 or visit www.trinitywallstreet.org for further information
Additional Trinity Choir Performances:
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3pm
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:30pm
Messiah– George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Julian Wachner
With the Trinity Baroque Orchestra
The perennial favorite that always sells out, this incredibly rich oratorio features an elaborate mix of chorus, soloists, and orchestra that must be heard live… and what better place than Trinity Church where it received its New World premiere in 1770.
ABOUT THE TRINITY CHOIR
The Trinity Choir has established itself as one of the preeminent professional vocal ensembles in America. Presenting an annual concert series at Trinity Church, the Choir’s performances have featured a mixture of early music, contemporary a cappella repertoire, and much in between. The Choir also serves Trinity’s weekly schedule of choral services.
ABOUT TRINITY WALL STREET
Located at the head of Wall Street, Trinity Church has been part of New York City’s and our nation’s history since its charter in 1697. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $72 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; St. Margaret’s House, providing subsidized housing to the elderly and disabled; Trinity Preschool; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts @ One, the Trinity Choir, and the Trinity Youth Chorus; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan.