6. SECOND MEDITATION
7. SANCTUS / BENEDICTUS
8. AGNUS DEI
Premiered by the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and written in collaboration with noted American poet Victoria Chang, Mass was commissioned as part of Trinity Church’s long-term project Mass Reimaginings, a series celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Bernstein Mass, as well as Bernstein’s 100th birthday, with five 21st-century takes on the traditional mass.
Mass premiered as part of Trinity Wall Street’s Total Embrace Festival. For more about the work’s creation, watch the pre-concert discussion about the piece with Newman, Chang, and Trinity Wall Street’s Director of Music and the Arts Julian Wachner…or enjoy a video of the premiere performance below!
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Trinity Wall Street Church
May 17, 2018
St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Wall Street Church, New York, NY
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & NOVUS NY
Julian Wachner, conductor
This week, the winsome “Arias and Barcarolles” shares a program with a new Mass by Jonathan Newman, who, like Bernstein, distills the strains of pop, blues, and jazz into classical structures.
— The New Yorker
- May 17, 2018 - Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Novus NY at St. Paul's Chapel at Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY. Conducted by Julian Wachner. World Premiere