Premieres | Concert

of time and place

January 8 at 6PM at St. Paul's Chapel

Trinity premieres two commissions by leading composers Ellen Reid and David T. Little. Their works explore what has been lost for the sake of progress within the vernacular of specific times and places. Ellen Reid’s dreams of the new world (libretto by Sarah LaBrie) portrays little-known, interview-based stories about the pursuit of the American dream in Memphis (1890), Houston (1970), and Los Angeles (2018). Am I Born by David T. Little with libretto by Royce Vavrek explores lost histories, altered places, and the spiritual bleed at the intersection of modernity and antiquity. Works are performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY with Julian Wachner conducting.


Am I Born will be the world premiere of the Trinity commissioned SATB version of the work.


dreams of the new world is co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.


Produced by Trinity Church Wall Street


of time and place is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


80 minutes | Image by Nalena Kumar

$25 with PROTO Pack

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Student Tickets Students and teachers can get a free rush ticket to any PROTOTYPE show upon presenting valid ID. There is a limit of 1 ticket per person, and the ticket will be given out just before the House closes and the show begins. Entirely subject to availability.

St. Paul’s Chapel

209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007


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Ellen Reid

Sarah LaBrie

Sayd Randle

David T. Little

Royce Vavrek