Choirs

Choirs

We are fortunate to have six vocal choirs and a handbell choir at Trinity Church. The choirs enhance our worship and provide opportunities for parishioners to make music and experience fellowship as part of a warm and inviting group of people.

Trinity’s youth choirs are affiliated with the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) and use the RSCM approach in which learning anthems is integrated with musical and spiritual growth. Choristers earn ribbons which signify their level of attainment in the program. Our goal is for choristers to sing with confidence the highest quality of music they are capable of and to enjoy the experience of learning and working together.

If you or your child would like to participate, please contact Vernon or Maris Williams.

 

Trinity Choir

The Trinity Choir is the primary parish choir and sings at the 9:00 o’clock Eucharist. Rehearsals are Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30. The choir sings a variety of repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to 20th century works, with a highlight being the spring concert with orchestra. Please let the director know of your interest in joining. Don’t be shy!

For:

Adults and high school students

Rehearsal:
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday Mornings:
Warmup at 8:15 a.m.
Sing at 9:00 a.m. service

Special Events:
Evensongs
Advent Lessons & Carols
Christmas Eve
Holy Week
Choir Concert

Director:
Vernon Williams

 

Carillon Choir

The Carillon Choir is Trinity Church’s handbell choir. The choir consists of up to 12 ringers who ring four octaves of Malmark handbells. The choir rings several times a year at both the 9:00 and 11:15 services. Membership is open to adults and youth who have had some previous experience reading music. If you played an instrument in the past, ringing is a great way to get back into music. Ringing is fun!

For:
Adults and Youth

Rehearsal:
Tuesdays 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Performances:
Various times throughout the year

Special events have included Christmas concerts and performances at the Evergreens retirement community.

Director:
Vernon Williams

 

Canterbury Choir

The Canterbury Choir is Trinity's older youth choir and is made up of younger boys as well as girls ranging from 4th grade through high school. The Choir sings approximately once a month. Choristers learn to read music and have the option of attending music theory classes that are offered during the season. Among the highlights of the season are leading the music at the 4:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve, participating in Advent Lessons and Carols, and singing with the orchestra at the Choir Concert.

For:
Grades 4 through high school

Rehearsal:
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday mornings:
Sing on 1st Sundays
Warmup at 8:30 a.m.
Sing at 9:00 a.m. service

Special events:
Advent Lessons & Carols
Choir Concert
Christmas Eve
Easter
Blessing of the Animals

Director:
Vernon Williams

 

Carol Choir

The purpose of the Carol Choir is to provide beautiful music for liturgies while instilling a love of singing and good choir habits at an early age. The RSCM approach is used in this choir. Choristers usually earn their yellow ribbon the first year and begin work on the blue ribbon in their second year. As choristers prepare their music they learn the basics of music theory and the fundamentals of singing.

For:
Grades 2-3

Rehearsal:
Thursdays 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Sunday mornings:
Sing on 2nd Sundays
Warmup at 8:30 a.m.
Sing at 9:00 a.m. service

Special events:
Blessing of the Animals
Christmas Eve
Easter

Director:
Maris Williams

 

Cherub Choir

For choristers in grades K-1, the Cherub Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, and is a great way to introduce your child to the joy of singing in choir. Children will learn basic musical skills through games and activities and, of course, singing their songs.

For:
Grades K-1

Rehearsal:
Tuesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Sunday mornings:
Sing on 3rd Sundays
Warmup at 8:30 a.m.
Sing at 9:00 a.m. service

Special events:
Blessing of the Animals
Christmas Eve
Easter

Director:
Maris Williams

Coventry Choir

The Coventry Choir is a quartet made up of the Trinity Chior section leaders. This choir sings anthems, motets, and canticles at the 11:15 services of Morning Prayer or Eucharist.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is Trinity's 12-voice professional choir, which sings for two services of Choral Evensongs each season. This choir is made possible by the Friends of Trinity Music.