Trinity Music Ministry
The Music Ministry at Trinity offers services and a concert series for all to enjoy and experience God’s presence and power through music. May these programs uplift and lighten hearts as we journey through difficult times, and bring hope as we trust in God’s faithfulness.
Church Street Progressive Organ Recitals
Central United Methodist
Sharon Carleton Boone
October 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM
The unique offering will feature each organist from the three churches on Church Street. Each will offer a brief recital in their respective church, beginning at Trinity then up the street to First Presbyterian and Central United Methodist. Refreshments will follow the last recital. Wear your walking shoes and see three beautiful spaces and hear the varying and majestic organs.
October 10, 2021 at 5:30
The Trinity Chancel Choir will sing a traditional candlelight Evensong as the service of The Word at our Celtic service. Evensong is traditionally held near sunset and is focused on singing psalms and other biblical canticles. The entire service is sung or chanted by the officiating minister and the choir.
All Saint's Sunday
Premier of Newly Composed Anthem
November 7, 2021 at the 10:45 am Service
An anonymous donor commissioned an anthem in memory of Edward Thornhill, III, and the piece will be sung for the first time on All Saints’ Sunday. “As from the power of sacred lays” was written by Stephen Tappe, the music director at Trinity, in the 1980s. He currently lives in Colorado and composes full time. The text is by John Dryden.
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
Brief recital followed by lunch
During Advent, this series will present three talented musicians offering weekly noon-time space for reflection. A communal lunch will follow each recital, prepared by our Parish Life Director, Debbie Cox. Concert organist Tate Addis will open the series on December 1, followed by Leslie Welker, accomplished flutist and a member of the Trinity Chancel Choir, on December 8, and will conclude with Andy Jurik, a phenomenal classical guitarist, on December 15.
Growing up in Derby, Kansas, Tate Addis’s first introduction to music came from his grandmother, an organist at the local Presbyterian church. This introduction has led him to work as a church organist, with extensive experience as a solo and collaborative pianist. He has a broad familiarity with jazz and popular music, a passion for improvisation, and a love of the choral repertoire.
Tate received a Bachelor of Music (piano) degree from Wichita State University and a Master of Music and Artist’s Certificate (piano) from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance under Robert Weirich. While in Kansas City, Tate served as organist at Second Presbyterian Church from 2008-2013. This experience led him to pursue further training as an organist at Yale University’s School of Sacred Music. He graduated in May of 2015 with a Master’s in Organ Performance. In addition to his studies at Yale, Tate served for two years as the first Wilson Family Sacred Music Intern at New York City’s Brick Presbyterian Church.
Recent organ performances include Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Thomas Church (Fifth Avenue); Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Grace, and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia; and the Rie Bloomfield Organ Series at Wichita State University. As a piano soloist, Tate has appeared with the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory Orchestra, UMKC Wind Symphony, and Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed with many notable musicians, including tenor Vinson Cole, Yo-Yo Ma, and violinists Daniel Hope and Benny Kim. Tate was the 2014 recipient of Yale University’s Mary Baker Prize for Excellence in Organ Accompanying.
Currently, he serves as organist at First Baptist Church of Asheville and as Assistant Director and Accompanist for the Asheville Symphony Chorus. In addition, Tate presents Bach’s Lunch, a monthly series of organ recitals.
Leslie Welker has been a member of Trinity since 2014 when she moved back to Asheville, her childhood home. She sings in the choir and often plays the flute, serves as a chalice bearer and lector/intercessor, is a member of the Daughters of the King, the Garden Guild, and served on the discernment committee for a priesthood candidate.
Leslie received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama. She was a band director for almost 30 years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, before moving back to Asheville. Leslie has been an Episcopalian for most of her life. In Alabama, she was very active in her church, serving on the vestry, choir, Daughters of the King, acolyte master, chalice bearer and lector/intercessor, altar guild, Habitat, Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and as president of the Episcopal Churchwomen.
Guitarist, arranger, and educator Andy Jurik actively explores the intersection of classical and popular music. His first recording, strive, is a multi-genre survey of works from Brazil (Ernesto Nazareth), France (Francis Poulenc), rock (The Beatles, Radiohead), and contemporary worlds (Ivan Trevino, Nicholas Walker). Demeler, his voice/guitar duo featuring vocalist Rachel Hansbury, reimagines Edith Piaf classics, Carter family standards, and timeless Celtic folk songs.
Duo Cortado, his long-running duo with guitarist Devin Sherman, actively commissions new works to expand the scope of repertoire for the guitar duo.
Andy’s research in classical/jazz fusion and contemporary improvisation results in activity on both the concert stage and the lecture hall. At the 2019 Dublin Guitar Symposium, Andy lectured about improvisation in historical and contemporary contexts.
He presented his doctoral research on the classical guitar’s role in classical/jazz fusion of third stream music at the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America convention in Fullerton, CA. Recent performances include the ASCAP-award winning Southern Exposure concert series, Brevard College, the Wired Music series, Carnegie Mellon University, the ArtFields Festiva, Presbyterian College, the Southern Guitar Festival, Radford University, and Central Piedmont Community College.
Andy currently teaches at Western Carolina University (music appreciation, music theory, aural skills) and University of North Carolina Asheville (guitar, Astor Piazzolla ensemble, music theory). He earned degrees from the University of South Carolina (DMA, 2016), Austin Peay State University (M.M., 2012), and Ithaca College (B.M., 2008). Andy’s previous instructors include Christopher Berg, Stanley Yates, Pablo Cohen, and Steve Brown; masterclass and individual studies include Mark Stewart (Paul Simon, Bang on a Can All-Stars), Lorenzo Michelli, and Matteo Mela (SoloDuo), Derek Gripper, and Ricardo Cobo. Andy acts as co-director of the Asheville Classical Guitar Society, a collective that sponsors monthly open meetings, concerts, and masterclasses in the Western North Carolina area. His online critical writing for PopMatters and Spectrum Culture has been recognized by the Kronos Quartet, Nonesuch Records, New Amsterdam Records, and Innova Recordings.
Music for Advent Series
Candlelight Advent Lessons & Carols
December 12, 2021, at 5:30 pm
This full, traditional candlelight service of Nine Lessons and Carols is modeled after the famous service at King’s College, Cambridge. Ancient prophecies foretell the coming of a Messiah, and choral anthems and beloved carols illuminate the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth. The Chancel Choir of Trinity and the Smokey Mountain Brass Quintet will lead this service.
Prelude to Christmas Eve Services
December 24 Service Times: 3:00PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM. Preludes will begin 15 minutes before each service.
Christmas Eve’s prelude includes festive choral and brass music and congregational singing of familiar carols.
Silent Movie: The General
accompanied by organist Vance Reese
February 4, 2022, at 7:00p
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students. Details on purchasing tickets will be coming soon
Join in the fun as this comedy-drama, starring Buster Keaton, is shown at Trinity. Vance Reese, organist extraordinaire, will play an essential role as accompanist on Trinity’s Austin organ. Dr. Reese, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, received his academic training at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Scarritt College in Nashville, and Indiana University in Bloomington. He works full-time as an Assistant Professor of Music at Brevard College and is the organist at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. He also works as a coach/accompanist, a double bass player, a conductor, a singer (tenor).
Music Revue and Steak Night
February 16, 2022, at 6 pm
With the help of the Parish Life Team, the now-annual “dinner and a song” began the tradition in 2015. It has grown in the number of attendees (standing-room-only) and now includes a sirloin steak dinner. Hear the talents of our stars and enjoy a great night of entertainment! The cost for dinner is $20. A cap for immediate household members is $40.
Requiem by John Rutter
March 13. 2022 at 5:30 pm
The Chancel Choir of Trinity will offer this beloved work for reflection and beauty during the season of Lent. Requiem was first performed in 1985 and has become a staple of choral music. Five of the seven movements are from the Latin Mass, with the other two movements based on Psalm 24 (The Lord is my shepherd) and Psalm 130 (Out of the deep). Lelia Lattimore will be the harpist, along with other instrumentalists.
A LATER DATE
Palm Sunday Celtic Evensong
April 10, 2022, 5:30 pm
Now a beloved tradition at Trinity, this will be the fourth year Pastyme has joined us for this service. We have missed this service in 2020 and 2021 due the pandemic. They will provide all of the music for our worship and have selected some truly stunning pieces of sacred music with which to usher us into Holy Week.
The following music is planned for this service, but could be suject to change.
Hosanna to the Son of David - Thomas Weelkes, 1576-1623
Domine secundum actum meum - William Byrd, 1539-1623
Absalon fili me - Graham Keitch, b. 1955
Lamentations of Jeremiah I - Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585
Amicus meus - Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611
Night Prayer - Alec Roth, b. 1948