Blessed with a rich musical heritage, Trinity Church is proud to offer an extensive series of concerts and special services in the glorious surroundings of H.H. Richardson’s architectural masterpiece. Join us for an exciting season of choral masterpieces, weekly organ recitals, and Candlelight Carols, a beloved Boston tradition in the heart of Copley Square.
List of events with links to descriptions below:
Silent Film: Phantom of the Opera (1925) | Jonathan Ortloff, organ
Maurice Duruflé | Requiem, Op. 9
G.F. Handel | Messiah
Benjamin Britten | Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Boston Camerata | The Play of Daniel
J.S. Bach | Mass in b minor, BWV 232
Past Events in the
2015-2016 Trinity Concert Series:
Saturday, October 3
All Saint’s Church, Ashmont
Sunday, October 4
Boston Camerata returns to Trinity with an eclectic concert of music from the New World. We have heard the history of the Spanish exploration, tyrannical rule, and greed as the they colonized the Americas. Natives and slaves suffered at the hands of their conquerors, but they were able to keep their own traditions alive through music. Spanish, Native American, and African musical styles intersected in the church and everyday life, and the music of Nueva España was born. This energetic and thoughtful program includes performers from all over Boston, including members of the Trinity Choristers and Boston City Singers.
Tickets: $10-$55; www.bostoncamerata.com/tickets
Saturday, October 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Church
1545 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Sergei Rachmaninoff's transcendent All-Night Vigil, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, returns by popular demand. The Trinity Choirs perform the Vigil together with a composition by Rachmaninoff's musical predecessor and influence, Tchaikovsky. Presented by the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $35 for premium reserved seating
Requiem for All Souls
Sunday, November 1
The La Farge Ensemble sings Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa pro defunctis (Requiem) during the evening Eucharist on All Souls Day.
Tickets: No tickets required.
G.F. Handel: Messiah
J.S. Bach: Cantata 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Sunday, December 6
Come hear the annual Messiah concert — the only performance of Handel’s masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs and orchestra will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus); and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. This Bach work includes the original version of the famous “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,” which will be an audience sing-along.
Tickets: $10-$50; trinitychurchboston.tix.com
Saturday, December 19
4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 20
One of Boston's most beloved events of the season. For more information, click here.
Parish Dinner, Cabaret, and Silent Auction
Fri., Jan. 22
Undercroft & Church
Join the Trinity music staff for a night of food, drink, and great music! Staff Singer Sonja Tengblad, who brought you last year’s Broadway extravaganza, will again put together a raucous program of musical favorites!
Tickets: $30; trinitychurchboston.tix.com
World Music Workshop
Fri., Feb. 26
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27
Led by Trinity Choir's section leader Sophie Michaux and the Cherry Street Quartet, this workshop will explore some of the thrilling harmony singing repertoire from community traditions around the world: over the weekend, we'll learn songs from South Africa, Corsica, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the Republic of Georgia, as well as American shape note tunes, and spirituals. The workshop will culminate in a performance of the Cherry Street Quartet, during which participants of the workshop will also participate.
Workshop Registration: $40
Concert Tickets: $10 suggested donation
Good Friday Concert with Blue Heron
Fri., Mar. 25
Hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations, critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble Blue Heron offers a moving concert of 15th and 16th century Spanish masterpieces for Passiontide.
Tickets: $20 suggested donation
A Festival of Hymns
Sun., Apr. 10
Come sing along with the Trinity Choirs and Brass Ensemble in a festival of hymns for the church year. The choir will also perform music from their upcoming August tour to Westminster Abbey and Winchester Cathedral.
Tickets: Adults $20, Children 13 and under FREE; trinitychurchboston.tix.com
Benjamin Britten: The Company of Heaven
Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings
Fri., May 13
Sat., May 14
Noye’s Fludde director Kirsten Cairns returns to lead a production of Britten’s The Company of Heaven, an exciting semi-staged work telling the story of angels through poetry, scripture, and music; with the Trinity Choirs and orchestra. Combined with this work will be the Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings, with soloist Colin Lynch.
Tickets: $10-$50; trinitychurchboston.tix.com
Join us on Friday afternoons at 12:15 p.m. for this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. All performances take place in the Church.
Spring 2016 Recitals
January 8 – Alexander Pattavina
January 15 – Fred Jodry
January 22 – Jonathan Wessler
January 29 – Rosalind Mohnsen
February 5 – Margaret Harper
Feburary 12 – Harvard Organ Society
Febrary 19 – Aaron Comins
February 26 – Tim Pyper
March 4 – Thomas Gaynor
March 11 – Adam Detzner
March 18 – Bryan Dunnewald
March 25 – No Recital
April 1 – Jacob Street
April 8 – Richard Gray
April 15 – Julie Vidrick Evans
April 22 – Gary Desmond
April 29 – Amanda Mole
May 6 – Peter Krasinski
May 13 – Enrico Zanovello
May 20 – Kristiaan Seynhave
May 27 – Gail Archer
June 3 – Ian Tomesch
Fall 2015 Recitals
September 11: Jennifer McPherson
September 18: Heinrich Christensen
September 25: John Robinson
October 2: Alcee Chriss
October 9: Hans Hielscher
October 16: Michael-Thomas Gilman
October 23: Brian Jones
October 30: Ulrike Northoff
November 6: Andrew Sheranian
November 13: Angela Kraft Cross
November 20: Simon Richard Jacobs
November 27: No Recital
December 4: Karl Robson
December 11: Steven Patchel
December 18: Monica Czausz
We do not offer refunds for any purchased tickets. If you wish to release the tickets to be re-sold, please contact Janet Stone, 617-536-0944 x212.
Doors generally open 30 minutes before show-time.
GA stands for General Admission. Many concerts are general admission by section, meaning that you purchase a ticket for a section of seating (denoted by color). You may sit where you like within your section.
Seated tickets are labeled as P#-Letter (Ex. P34-A). The “P#” stands for the pew number. Numbering can be found on the brass plates located on the outside arm of each pew. Lettering runs from the outside in. Therefore, seat P34-A means you are in pew 34, closest to the aisle. Ushers will always be available at concerts for any needed assistance.
We would love to have you. Please contact Janet Stone, 617-536-0944 x212.