Notes & Reviews:
Trevor Weston's music has been called a "gently syncopated marriage of intellect and feeling." (Detroit Free Press) Weston's honors include the George Ladd Prix de Paris from the University of California, Berkeley, a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony. As peerless interpreters of both early and new music, the GRAMMY®- nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street has changed the realm of 21st-century vocal music, breaking new ground with its artistry described as "blazing with vigour... a choir from heaven" (The Times, London). This premiere ensemble, under the direction of Julian Wachner, can be heard in New York City and around the world in performances alternately described as "thrilling" (The New Yorker), "musically top-notch" (The Wall Street Journal), and "simply superb" (The New York Times). As Director of Music and the Arts at New York's historic Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner oversees an annual season of hundreds of events, with duties including conducting Trinity's flagship weekly series, Bach-at-One, canvassing the entire choral-orchestral output of J. S. Bach, and leading Compline-by-candlelight, Trinity's innovative fully improvised variation on an ancient monastic ritual. NOVUS NY is Trinity Wall Street's contemporary music orchestra. Hailed by The New Yorker as "expert and versatile musicians," NOVUS conquers a variety of new music repertoire meeting "every challenge with an impressive combination of discipline and imagination" (New York Classical Review). NOVUS NY recently made its milestone Carnegie Hall debut alongside The Washington Chorus and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street with Charles Ives' Symphony No.4 and Ginastera's Turbae Passionem ad Gregorionam. The Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth ages 5 - 18 from the five boroughs of New York City. 2015 events have included the Prototype Festival, Ginastera's Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam at Carnegie Hall, and a performance with Bobby McFerrin. The chorus was featured in the films Love is Strange and Doubt and performed as part of Fashion Week 2014. The Trinity Youth Chorus also sang backup for Josh Groban and The Rolling Stones, and has appeared on CBS's The Early Show and Public Radio International.