The Rolling Stones brought their 50th anniversary tour to a close on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark and joining the band again was the choir of Trinity Wall Street. The choristers shared the spotlight for "You Can’t Always Get What You Want," just as they did one week earlier at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.
Some 19,000 people filled the Prudential Center, plus a parade of guest artists, reports the Star-Ledger. With the choir were three singers from the Trinity Youth Chorus, the church's music education program for city children.
The choir's performance of the Stones anthem capped a week that also included two performances of Handel's Messiah at Trinity Church and Alice Tully Hall (WQXR will broadcast the Messiah performances on Dec. 24 and 25).
“The Rolling Stones chose us to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary,” said Julian Wachner, principal conductor of the Trinity Choir in a statement. “We couldn’t be more honored.” Mick Jagger offered his praise for the singers, referenced in this Twitter comment:
"You sounded fantastic! I'd like to thank the Trinity Wall Street Choir, with you it sounded even better." #StonesNJ— RollingStones (@RollingStones) December 13, 2012
Several videos of the choir's performance have appeared on YouTube. Below is their Barclay's Center performance.