Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 - 8:54 am

NOVUS NY is Trinity Church Wall Street’s contemporary music orchestra. Hailed by The New Yorker as “expert and versatile musicians,” NOVUS NY conquers a variety of new music repertoire, meeting “every challenge with an impressive combination of discipline and imagination” (New York Classical Review).

In its first season, NOVUS NY was featured in “Remember to Love,” Trinity’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Of the week-long tribute, The New York Times wrote: “If there is such a thing as a musical blessing, Trinity Church conferred it on a neighborhood and a city still in need of one.” The orchestra is an integral part of Trinity’s musical outreach, which has included such critically acclaimed series as Twelve in ’12The Stravinsky FestivalCelebrating BrittenLamentatio, Time’s Arrow, Mass Reimaginings and the current spring Concerts at One Series: Sunken Cathedral.

NOVUS NY has been featured on several recordings including Elena Ruehr’s Averno for Avie Records, Paola Prestini’s Hubble Cantata, and a 3-CD set of Julian Wachner’s orchestral works on the Musica Omnia label. The orchestra has performed annually in Prototype Festival operas including Ellen Reid’s Winter’s Child and Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone – and in January was the house orchestra for Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves