The Chapel, at the corner of Broadway and Vesey Street, was originally built a decade before the American Revolution as a “Chappell of Ease,” for members of Trinity Church (of which parish St. Paul’s is a part), meaning that it was more conveniently located for congregants who lived amid the wheat fields at the town’s then-northern border, near what is now City Hall.
Trinity’s director of music and art, Julian Wachner (center), introduces the new organ at St. Paul’s Chapel to the congregation.
But St. Paul’s newest work of art is its organ, and Trinity is celebrating its debut with a weeklong Inauguration Festival, starting Monday (February 19), when there will be a demonstration performance at 10:00 am, and an opening concert at noon, led by Trinity’s director of music and the arts, Julian Wachner, accompanied by the Trinity Baroque Orchestra and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street.
Pipes being installed in the new organ,which was fabricated off-site and the brought to St. Paul Chapel to be assembled in pieces.
All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please browse TrinityWallStreet.org, or call 212-602-0800.