Trinity Wall Street will present a special Concert for New York, performing Bach’s Mass in B minor at Trinity Church on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. to benefit New York victims of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The performers are the Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra conducted by Julian Wachner, with the concert free and open to the public. The event will benefit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which is gathering donations to provide essential living supplies to New Yorkers in need – including food, water, blankets, baby supplies and other emergency items. The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and 100 percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations.
Trinity Wall Street Rector, Rev. Dr. James Cooper says: “Trinity Church has served New Yorkers in need for more than three centuries. There is no greater honor or privilege than to stand with our neighbors in this great city and to say, ‘we are here to help.’ I invite all to this concert to be uplifted by the music and by the spirit of your giving.”
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor is widely considered one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all times. Its combination of solemn solidity and celebratory flourishes makes it a perfect work for reflection on life’s inevitable tribulations and the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity.
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:30 pm (Trinity Church, Wall & Broadway, NYC)
Concert for New York: Bach’s Mass in B Minor
Benefiting the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, conductor
Under normal circumstances, Trinity Wall Street musical events are all Webcast via www.trinitywallstreet.org. But Trinity was not unscathed by the effects of Sandy, with its video facilities flooded by the storm. There will be no Webcast of the B Minor Mass performance from the Concert for New York.
Contributions to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
While this concert will be offered free to the public, there will be means available at Trinity Church for concert goers to make donations in support of the Mayor’s Fund and short- and long-term assistance for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Beyond contributing at this free concert, there are four easy ways to donate:
1. Online – visit www.nyc.gov/fund.
2. Mail – checks can be made payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, with “hurricane relief” in the memo line, and sent to: Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City,
253 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
3. Call – donations can be made over the phone at 212-788-7794.
4. Text – text NYCFUND to 50555 to donate $10 to the Mayor’s Fund to support hurricane relief. (Message and data rates may apply.)
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout NYC’s five boroughs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mayor’s Fund is accepting financial contributions from organizations and individuals to meet the short- and long-term recovery needs of New York City and its residents. This includes immediate aid such as the supply and transport of water, food, toiletries, baby supplies, blankets and cleaning materials to distribution sites, as well as longer term restoration and recovery efforts. To volunteer or for in-kind donations, visit www.nycservice.org.
Trinity Wall Street
One of the oldest, largest and most vibrant of all Episcopal parishes, Trinity Wall Street is located in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district, where it has created a dynamic home for great music. Julian Wachner serves as director of Trinity’s Music and the Arts Program, as well as principal conductor of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the period-instrument Trinity Baroque Orchestra and the contemporary-music ensemble-in-residence NOVUS NY. He also oversees all liturgical, professional and community music and arts programming at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel. The music at Trinity ranges from large-scale oratorios to chamber music, from intimate a cappella singing to jazz improvisation.