Julian Wachner

Julian Wachner 2020

Julian Wachner

Composer, Conductor & Performer


Trinity Wall Street Choir Concert
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
7/8/2020 3:30 PM – 4:40 PM

Post-Concert Lecture
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
7/8/2020 4:50 PM – 5:40 PM


As Director of Music at New York’s historic Trinity Church Wall Street, multi-Grammy-nominated Julian Wachner oversees curating and conducting Trinity’s flagship weekly series, Bach-Plus-One, canvassing the entire choral-orchestral output of J. S. Bach, and Compline-by-Candlelight, Trinity’s innovative fully-improvised variation on an ancient monastic ritual. Wachner also curates the long-standing and cherished series Concerts-at-One, presenting an eclectic program of weekly concerts for Lower Manhattan and beyond via HD live webcasting. Also, at Trinity Wall Street Wachner serves as the Principal Conductor of NOVUS NY (Trinity’s resident contemporary music orchestra), the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

Julian Wachner’s recent compositions include Gaudé: An LB Anniversary for Large Orchestra, a Colorado Music Festival commission; TS Variations, commissioned by the Royal College of Canadian Organists; Psalm 90, composed for The Tallis Scholars, Norwegian Soloists Choir, Netherlands Chamber Choir, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street for Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival; Regina Coeli à 8 for the Ora Singer’s “ORA100” recording project with Harmonia Mundi; Epistle Mass, a collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek for Trinity Wall Street’s Mass Reimaginings project; and a festival setting of I’ll Praise My Maker premiered at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention’s opening ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.

Wachner’s crown achievement is the world premiere of full-length opera, REV. 23, in 2017. Multiple reviewers lauded the new opera as “a magnificent beast of a score!” noting that “Wachner’s endlessly creative score moved with integrity and versatility.” REV. 23 makes its New York City debut at the 2020 Prototype Festival, Gerald Lynch Theater, at John Jay College.

Connect with Julian at julianwachner.com.