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
80 minutes | Image by Nalena Kumar