Free Fall Concerts at Trinity Church: Subway Series and Bach at One

This Fall at Concerts at One: Subway Series

As part of its ongoing effort to support the arts at every level, Trinity’s new Subway Series will feature talented NYC subway musicians at a series of concerts throughout October and November. Each concert will feature three of the best acts from the city subways selected by Julian Wachner with help from the Trinity community. Come in person or tune in via webcast to be treated to the original voices of local singer/songwriters, bluegrass bands that put their own twist on the genre, a beatboxer with a surprising array of talents, and more.

Third Thursdays

Every Third Thursday during the music season, NOVUS NY, Trinity’s contemporary music orchestra, performs at Concerts at One. This fall, in keeping with the subway theme, , NOVUS NY Trinity’s contemporary music orchestra, will perform Aaron Copland’s Quiet City and Steve Reich’s City Life on October 20. The latter is a composition that incorporates actual subway sounds among other city audio samples. On November 17, NOVUS NY will feature percussionist Andy Akiho, who used to play steel drum in the subways and is now in high demand as a new music composer.

Bach At One

Last season, Trinity completed its five-year presentation of Bach’s complete sacred choral music. This year Bach at One continues in the fall with the six motets, BWV 225-30, with which the cycle began, as well as other favorite cantatas, performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. The ensembles perform these works with period instruments, providing a historically informed experience of some of Bach’s most awe-inspiring sacred works.

In the spring, Bach at One will feature music of Bach and his contemporaries. Along with Bach’s cantatas and St. John Passion, the program will delve into instrumental and vocal works of Buxtehude, Krieger, Heinichen, and Tunder. The series will move to Mondays in March 2017 and will feature instrumentalists from New York Baroque Inc.

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