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For Immediate Release
TRINITY WALL STREET PRESENTS
A free 4th of July concert on Governors Island
New York, April 27, 2010 — Trinity Wall Street will present a free concert with Grammy
Award-winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash on Governors Island on Sunday, July 4,
2010. The daughter of country music singer Johnny Cash and a local New Yorker, Rosanne
Cash’s music draws on many genres including country, folk, pop, rock and blues. Trinity, which
has historic ties to Governors Island where it has maintained a chapel since the mid-1800s, is
committed to presenting music and arts in lower Manhattan and has hosted free concerts on the
island every summer since 2007. Previous Trinity concerts on Governors Island have featured
Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Richie Havens, and Odetta, among others. The concert is presented in
partnership with the Governors Island Alliance and the Governors Island Preservation and
“We are pleased to once again extend Trinity’s year-round music programming to Governors
Island this summer with a free concert featuring Rosanne Cash,” said the Rev. Dr. James H.
Cooper, rector of Trinity Wall Street. “Governors Island is an oasis in lower Manhattan
providing an ideal setting not only for an outdoor musical experience, but also for community
building and personal refreshment.”
“We are thrilled that Trinity Wall Street is once again presenting a concert on Governors Island,”
said Leslie Koch, president of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation.
“Trinity has been a generous partner since 2007, hosting free concerts that bring thousands of
people to the Island for great music and relaxation. Rosanne Cash is a talented artist and is a
great fit with all of the activities planned for this summer.”
Over the past thirty years Ms. Cash has recorded 12 albums, and has eleven number one singles.
In that time she has navigated her own path between country and rock, roots and pop, writing
and singing songs that are finely wrought vignettes, both highly personal and universally
appealing. Her most recent release is The List, a collection of American country and folk classics
compiled from a list of songs given to her by her iconic father when she was just a teen. The
album has turned out to be among the most popular of Ms. Cash's career. It was one of the best-
reviewed albums of the year and the song “Sea of Heartbreak,” a duet with Bruce Springsteen,
received a 2009 Grammy nomination. The full album is eligible for Grammy nominations in
2010. On August 10, 2010, Viking will publish her long-awaited memoir, Composed, a candid
look at Ms. Cash’s upbringing, her development as an artist and her current life.
The concert will begin at 2:00 pm. Free ferries to Governors Island will leave from Manhattan
and Brooklyn for Governors Island. For travel directions and an up to date ferry schedule, visit
Also this summer, Trinity Wall Street will present Summer Sounds, a free concert series every
Wednesday at 1:00pm in the Trinity Churchyard during July and August. Trinity will offer free
musical performances by an eclectic group of performers including Agua Clara (July 7th),
Incendio (July 14th); Henry P. Warner Jazz Quartet (July 21st); Mecca Bodega (July 28th);
Cloud Chamber (August 4th); Ron Owens (August 11th); Christine Cornell (August 18th); and
the Downtown Glee Club (August 25th).
Trinity Wall Street presents a year-round schedule of rich musical programming featuring the
Trinity Choir, one of New York’s finest professional vocal ensembles. performing concerts and
at weekly services; the Trinity Choristers, a community youth chorus program; Concerts @ One,
presenting weekly lunchtime concerts; and a variety of other musical experiences at St. Paul’s
Chapel and Trinity Church.
About Trinity Wall Street
Located at the head of Wall Street, Trinity Church has been part of New York City’s and our nation’s history since
its charter in 1697. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively
known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship
services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. In
addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $80 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972;
Trinity Preschool; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more
than 100 concerts each year through Concerts @ One, the Trinity Choir, and the Trinity Choristers; and Trinity Real
Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan. For more
information, visit trinitywallstreet.org.
Governors Island Alliance
Since 1995, the members of the Governors Island Alliance civic coalition, led by Regional Plan Association, have
worked collaboratively to celebrate the Island's rich history, create memorable parks and public spaces, and ensure
appropriate reuse of the Island and its historic structures. For more information on the Alliance and its advocacy on
behalf of one of New York’s next great place, visit www.governorsislandalliance.org.
Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC)
The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) is responsible for the planning,
redevelopment, and ongoing operations for 150 acres of Governors Island. GIPEC seeks to bring life to Governors
Island, making this island at the center of New York Harbor a destination with great public open space, as well as
future education, not for profit and commercial facilities. For more information please visit www.govisland.com.