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Trinity Wall Street Remembers 9/11 with All-Day Choral Marathon on September 9

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
After September 11, 2001, it was in Trinity Wall Street and its St. Paul’s Chapel – just a stone’s throw from Ground Zero – that many sought spiritual refuge.  Now, ten years on, the 300-year-old Episcopal parish presents a wealth of musical offerings – all free, and open to the public – in its weeklong observance of the tenth anniversary of the attacks (Sept 4–12).  The week builds to a climax on Friday, September 9, with an all-day music marathon featuring celebrated choirs from New York City, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and Boston – regions inextricably linked by the tragic events of 9/11.  After taking turns to give hourly performances throughout the day, the six choirs come together for a final, stirring concert at 8:30pm, with guest star appearances by Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham and singers Angela Meade, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Anthony Roth Costanzo, a 2009 winner of the same competition, and Luca Pisaroni, recently back from Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms. Details about the day’s events are below.
 
Opening on September 4, when Trinity Wall Street’s Director of Music and the Arts Julian Wachner leads the resident Trinity Choir in an all-Fauré program, the week’s highlights also include a recital by the Chiara String Quartet and six performances by Wachner, the Trinity Choir, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in their popular “Bach at One” series, showcasing Bach’s motets. Details about the week’s other events will follow separately.
 
LISTINGS INFORMATION
 
Date:   Friday, September 9: see times and programs below
Venue:             Except where noted, concerts are at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall St) or St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton St) 
Artists:             Trinity Choir; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor
                      Gil Shaham, violinist; Angela Meade, soprano; Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone; Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Dashon Burton, baritone; Melanie DeMore, singer-songwriter (Meade & Pisaroni appear by courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera)
New York City Master Chorale / Thea Kano; Young People’s Chorus of New York City / Francisco J. Núñez; The Washington Chorus/Julian Wachner; Bach Choir of Bethlehem/ Greg Funfgeld (Pennsylvania); Copley Singers / Brian Jones(Boston)
Tickets: all concerts are free & open to the public: general seating on first come first served basis  
 
Times, venues, programs:     
 
8:30pm: Choral concert: (Trinity)
Trinity Choir / Julian Wachner; NYC Master Chorale / Thea Kano; Young People’s Chorus of New York City / Francisco J. Núñez; Washington Chorus / Julian Wachner; Bach Choir of Bethlehem / Greg Funfgeld; Copley Singers / Brian Jones
With Gil Shaham, violin; Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Angela Meade & Jolle Greenleaf, sopranos; Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone; & Dashon Burton, baritone
Brahms: Ein Deutsche Requiem (selected movements); Duruflé: Ubi Caritas; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; Randall Thompson: Last Words of David; Spiritual: “Soon I Will Be Done”; Lukas Foss: Psalm 23; Anthony Furnivall: “Amazing Grace”; Marjorie Merryman; Windhover Fantasy; Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; J.S. Bach: “Dona nobis pacem” from Mass in B minor
 
Earlier in the day:
11am: Choral concert(Trinity): Washington Chorus / Julian Wachner
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers
 
12pm: Choral concert(St. Paul’s): Bach Choir of Bethlehem / Greg Funfgeld
Stephen Paulus: A Dream of Time
 
12:05pm: Eucharist(Trinity): Trinity Choir / Julian Wachner
Spiritual: “Soon I Will Be Done”; Anthony Furnivall: “Amazing Grace”
 
1pm: Choral Concert(Trinity): Washington Chorus / Julian Wachner
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
 
2pm: Choral Concert(St. Paul’s):  NYC Master Chorale / Thea Kano,
Paul Leavitt: Requiem
 
3pm: Choral Concert(Trinity): Copley Singers / Brian Jones
Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas; Geraint Lewis: Souls of the Righteous; Spiritual: “Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray”; Andrew Lloyd Webber: “Pie Jesu” from Requiem; Leo Sowerby: Psalm 122, “I Was Glad”; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Spiritual: “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”; Franz Schubert: Litanei; Stephen Paulus: Pilgrims’ Hymn; John Taverner: Song for Athene
 
4pm: Choral Concert(St. Paul’s): Young People’s Chorus of NYC / Francisco J. Núñez
Chant: Ubi Caritas; Tomas Luis Victoria: Vere Languores Nostros; Francisco Núñez: Criomé Mi Madre; Núñez: selections from Misa Pequena Para Ninos; Rufus Wainwright: “Bloom: One Self I Sing,” “Unseen Buds,” and “Lux Eterna”; John Corigliano: One Sweet Morning; Nico Muhly: I Drink the Air Before Me; American folk song: “Beautiful Dreamer”; Derek Bermel Born: Small Red Tree; Gabriella Lena Frank: Picaflor Esmeralda; John Legend: “If You’re Out There”; Jim Papoulis, arr. F. Núñez: Give Us Hope
 
5pm: Choral concert(Trinity): Bach Choir of Bethlehem / Greg Funfgeld
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme
 
5pm: Live music(Charlotte’s Place, 109 Greenwich Street)
 
6pm: Choral concert(St. Paul’s): Trinity Choir, members of NOVUS NY / Julian Wachner
György Ligeti: Lux aeterna; Herbert Howells: Take Him Earth for Cherishing; Robert Kyr: Selections from Songs of the Souls Martin Amlin; Time’s Caravan; Julian Wachner: Four Scenes from the Rubbayat
 
7pm: Choral concert prelude(Trinity): Melanie DeMore, singer-songwriter
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