2019 | 2020 SEASON
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.
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.
November 03, 2019
Written in memory of his father and premiered on November 2, 1947, Duruflé’s Requiem is based entirely on the Gregorian chants from the Mass for the Dead. The French composer and organist was notoriously self-critical and spent much of his life reworking his relatively small, yet highly finessed compositional output. The Choirs of Trinity Church will offer Duruflé’s Requiem during a Eucharist service commemorating All Souls. Admission is free; an offering will be collected.
VIVALDI | Gloria in D Major
HANDEL | Messiah, Part the First & "Hallelujah Chorus"
A beloved Boston tradition since 1909, Candlelight Carols celebrates the birth of Christ through carols, anthems, and candlelight offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church.
April 10, 2020
In observance of Good Friday, on April 10 at 5:30 p.m., the La Farge Ensemble (composed of a select group of professional and amateur singers from the Trinity Choirs) and instrumentalists perform Dietrich Buxtehude’s rarely-heard 1680 oratorio Membra Jesu nostri patientis sanctissima (The Most Holy Limbs of Our Suffering Jesus. Composed of seven brief cantatas, the hour-long work integrates vivid texts dedicated to the wounded limbs of the crucified Christ: feet, knees, hands, sides, breast, heart, and face. The overall effect is a moving meditation serving to evoke empathy, compassion, and, finally, comfort.
May 15, 2020
On Friday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m., the Trinity Choirs and orchestra present one of the most famous choral works in the classical canon, known both for its music and mystery—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death in 1791, the dramatically powerful masterpiece captures both the anguish of death and a glimpse into the eternal. Complementing the Mozart for this program is Justorum animae, a brief work for chorus and orchestra by the composer’s contemporary and fabled rival, Antonio Salieri.