Choir of Trinity Wall Street sings with the Rolling Stones

[Trinity Wall Street] The Choir of Trinity Wall Street spent some significant time with rock n’ roll royalty Saturday night, singing the choral part to The Rolling Stones’ iconic secular hymn, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at the band’s first 50th anniversary show in the U.S.

The 18,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn embraced the choir’s effort – as did Mick Jagger, the Stones’ lead singer. Onstage, he called the singing “beautiful,” and noted that the choir was nominated this week for a 2013 Grammy award.

The choir also included three singers from the Trinity Youth Chorus, Trinity’s free music education program for city children.

The choir will perform again with the Rolling Stones at their Prudential Center shows in Newark, New Jersey.

The performance continues a remarkable period for the choir and music at Trinity Wall Street. A Grammy nomination is in hand, two performances of Handel’s Messiah are coming up, as are the remaining performances with the Stones.

“The Rolling Stones chose us to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary,” said Julian Wachner, principal conductor of the Trinity Choir. “We couldn’t be more honored.”


  1. For those who might want to see the actual performance, we’ve located a video of the number on YouTube — here:
    (looks like you will have to copy the link and paste it in your browser)

    Now, if we could put one of our great choirs behind an act that spoke to a somewhat younger demographic…..

  2. Fr. Michael Neal says:


  3. Nice to see Trinity reaching out to the elderly like this. Hope nobody tripped over Jagger’s walker.

  4. This is a natural match.

    The Stones have remained faithful to their gospel for as long as any of us can remember.

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