From the Minister of Music: Welcome to Trinity’s Music Program!
“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald
I was first introduced to Trinity in 2010 when the former Director of Music asked me to sing with the choir and be assistant organist for the Lessons and Carols service. It was love at first sound. I feel blessed to be joining the perennial tradition of making beautiful music at Trinity.
I’ve grown to treasure church music, my experience with it, and the songs and pieces it has led and introduced me to. I believe music’s role in the worship service is a powerful one, and can vary, not only from one church to another, but also from one service to the next. I take seriously my responsibility of finding and presenting high-quality music that brings life, passion, meaning, and beauty to a worship service. I’ve found that leaving room for inspiration, combined with those elements that have been carefully prepared, is what makes for the deepest and richest worship experience.
All musical styles have a place in our worship, from sacred and secular choral music, art songs, world music, gospel, to jazz or Broadway tunes. Singing builds confidence, reduces stress and anxiety, and releases endorphins. Currently, Trinity has a mixed voice choir who sings every Sunday in the academic year at the 10:00 AM service. All are welcome to join our church choir. Do you play an instrument? Other musicians and instruments would be a welcome addition to our worship services.
We at Trinity are blessed with a building whose location, size, exceptional musical instruments, and acoustics make it a wonderful venue for concerts of the greater musical community. In addition to the Choral Eucharist services, Evensongs, and Lessons and Carols service, Trinity hosts several concerts each year that are both Parish and Community sponsored.
A quote that speaks to how I feel about my calling to Trinity:
“My call to the ministry was neither dramatic nor spectacular. It came neither by some miraculous vision nor by some blinding light experience on the road of life. Moreover, it did not come as a sudden realization. Rather, it was a response to an inner urge that gradually came upon me. This urge expressed itself in a desire to serve God and humanity, and the feeling that my talent and my commitment could best be expressed through the ministry.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I humbly invite you to come to Trinity Church for a service or concert and hear our wonderful music.