Sat, December 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Handel’s Messiah

Trinity Wall Street

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, whose annual "revivifying holiday performances of Handel's 'Messiah' ... set the New York standard" (New York Times) - reprises its critically acclaimed, historically informed, period-instrument rendition of Handel's most beloved oratorio under the direction of Julian Wachner. 

"The holiday season inevitably brings a cascade of performances of Handel's 'Messiah,' and it's rare to come across one that makes you hear this well-worn piece anew. The Trinity Wall Street version, featuring the superb Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Julian Wachner, did just that...The Trinity 'Messiah' demonstrated why historically informed performance makes a difference. It's more than the gut strings and the old-style instruments—it's the whole range of attitudes that go into phrasing and musical gesture and create a performance that's actually about something deeply meaningful." - Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Location

Trinity Wall Street

Broadway and Wall Street
New York, NY

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Featured Recordings

  • Israel In Egypt
  • J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Motets
  • Christmas with The Washington Chorus
  • The Snow Lay on the Ground

Related Press

  • Compelling ‘Messiah’ from a chorus of soloists–The San Francisco Chronicle

    The choral singing sounded robust and finely detailed. The orchestral playing was a blend of seamless ensemble work and a…read more

  • Trinity Wall Street’s ‘Messiah’ heads to Alice Tully Hall–Downtown Express

    Trinity Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner gave dazzling performances of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” with two concerts…read more

  • Varieties of ‘Messiah’–The New York Times

    Trinity’s [Messiah], largely on the strength of its extraordinary choir, pierced the heart.

    Dense yet light, with biting diction and…read more

  • Grammy Nominee and Conductor Julian Wachner–Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

    The choir and baroque orchestra of Trinity Wall Street have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance…read more

  • Exploring The Classical Field Nominees–Grammy.org

    Best Choral Performance:  The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Israel in Egypt by George Frederic Handel,…read more

  • Tracing the Gospel With Renewed Vigor and Drama–The Wall Street Journal

    The holiday season inevitably brings a cascade of performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” and it’s rare to come across one that…read more