MUSIC AT TRINITY
Whether you are a trained musician or just have a desire to make music, there is a place for you in the Trinity music ministry. The Church is though it was made for music. With its thick plastered walls, stone and wood, the building resonates with the music of Tallis, Bach, Purcell or Faure. Many musicians have noted the effortlessness needed to produce beautiful music.
The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:45 Eucharist each Sunday, with a soloist and organ at the 8:00 Eucharist. Soloists and instrumentalist are present at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Celtic Eucharist.
There are several choirs for adults as well as children:
ADULT CHANCEL CHOIR-Volunteer choir including adults of all ages, singing together at the Sunday 10:45 a.m. service and on occasion at the 5:30 Celtic Eucharist. Rehearsals are 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings.
ALLELUIA CHOIR- Children ages 4-7. Meets 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
JUBILATE CHOIR- Children grades 3-8. Meets 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.
HANDBELLS- Ringers of many ages, youth through adult, are welcome to join the Bell choir. A basic knowledge in reading music is required. Meets 5:00 p.m. on Mondays. Contact Sharon for more information. New members are always welcome!
Trinity’s newly renovated Austin organ now sings with renewed life. The organ was dedicated in 1976 to John Walter Tuton, rector of Trinity Parish from 1947-1976, proclaiming that “its music will glorify God and bring joy to our congregation, as did he during his ministry at Trinity.” The four rank antiphonal Austin organ was purchased from Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham in 1995. It was revoiced by Daniel Angerstein in 2015.
In a recent capital campaign at Trinity, the organ was completely renovated by The Austin Organ Company from Hartford, CT. The restoration included the installation of a solid state system, new wind chests, some new pipes, several digital Walker ranks, new actions and leathers and a totally renovated console. All pipes have been revoiced.
The dedicatory recital, presented by Marilyn Keiser, was dedicated to the memory of Buck Cannon, long-time parishioner, who was an avid patron of Trinity’s music program.