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TRINITY CHURCH CHOIR, NEW YORK

Trinity Choir, under the direction of J. Owen Burdick, established itself as one of the pre-eminent professional American vocal ensembles and continues to expand its presence in the community in Lower Manhattan and away. In collaboration with period instrument ensembles, including Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Choir excels in performing major works of the Baroque and Classical eras: Bach, Buxtehude, acclaimed annual presentations of Handel’s Messiah; programmes featuring French, Italian and Latin American Baroque; Purcell operas, Monteverdi and Scarlatti. Varied offerings outside early music have included Swedish choral favourites, Britten, Brahms, Stravinsky’s drama Les Noces, and scenes from Jake Heggie’s acclaimed opera Dead Man Walking, with Heggie as well as Frederica von Stade and Joyce DiDonato. The choir was invited by the Tribeca Film Festival to perform Arvo Pärt’s Passio in a mixed media collaboration with Paolo Cherchi Usai’s film of the same name, and was described by The New York Times as possessing ‘…voices so pure they suggest a seraphic chorus beyond the human sphere’. Trinity Choir has offered New York premières of many works, including Dominick Argento’s The Masque of Angels and William Albright’s oratorio A Song to David. The New York Times music critic Bernard Holland called the Trinity Choir’s Messiah ‘A “Messiah” to beat in a season bursting with them’ and praised the soloists taken from the choir as ‘clearly individual talents…pure, trained voices…a touching effect’.

Although the choir performs concerts regularly in the Gothic setting of Trinity Church, and in the Georgian splendour of St Paul’s Chapel, its focus has always been to provide music for its weekly schedule of choral services. In 2008 the choir began the enriching practice of inviting guest conductors to the podium, including Jane Glover, Stefan Parkman, Simon Carrington, Andrew Megill and Eric Milnes.

For further information please visit Trinity Choir’s website.


Trinity Choir
Trinity Choir and REBEL / Photo by Leo Sorel

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Choir 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CHRISTMAS - A Classic Christmas: Songs of Praise Naxos
8.555292
Choral - Sacred
Christmas at Trinity Naxos
8.555886
Choral - Sacred
Christmas from a Golden Age (1925-1950) Naxos Historical
8.110296
Vocal
HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah (Trinity Choir and Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.554511-12
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses (Complete) (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick, Glover) (8 CD Box set) Naxos
8.508009
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 1 - Stabat Mater (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572121
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 2 - Mass No. 3, "Cacilienmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572122
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 3 - Masses Nos. 6, "Nikolaimesse" and 11, "Nelsonmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572123
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 4 - Masses Nos. 8, "Mariazellermesse" and 10, "Paukenmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572124
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 5 - Masses Nos. 5, "Grosse Orgelsolomesse" and 9, "Heiligmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572125
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 6 - Masses Nos. 2, "Missa brevis" and 14, "Harmoniemesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick, Glover) Naxos
8.572126
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 7 - Masses Nos. 2 (revised) and 13, "Schopfungsmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick, Glover) Naxos
8.572127
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, J.: Masses, Vol. 8 - Masses Nos. 7, "Kleine Orgelsolomesse", 12, "Theresienmesse" (Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Burdick) Naxos
8.572128
Choral - Sacred





 
 
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