Messiah Trinity Choir
Messiah Trinity Choir

Dec 12, 2012

Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah

The Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra return to Alice Tully Hall for a performance of George Frideric Handel’s legendary oratorio, Messiah conducted by Julian Wachner, the Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street. Handel’s incredibly rich oratorio, one of the world’s most beloved and popular musical works, features an elaborate mix of chorus, soloists, and orchestra that together tell the story of Jesus’ nativity, passion, resurrection, and ascension.


Messiah and Trinity have a long history – Trinity presented the first performance of the work in North America in 1770, and the Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra are still widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. The ensemble’s 2011 performance, which marked their Lincoln Center debut, was hailed by Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times as, “dense yet light, with biting diction and dynamic shadings, the Trinity choir was particularly revelatory...” Woolfe also noted that the performance, “largely on the strength of its extraordinary choir, pierced the heart.” Trinity’s performances of Messiah are a cherished holiday tradition for many New Yorkers and always sell out, so buy your tickets early!