Music plays an important role in Trinity's worship services. Under our Minister of Music Robert Grandy, Trinity boasts a fine adult choir (the Trinity Chancel Choir) , an adult handbell choir (the Bells of Trinity) and an instrumental group (The Trinity Ensemble). The church has been blessed with a fine three-manual Casavant Frères organ and a beautiful nine-foot Yamaha grand piano, a Clavinova, and a three-octave set of both Mallmark handbells and hand-chimes. The church also owns several percussion instruments.
The Trinity Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of accompanied and a capella works, some by Mr. Grandy himself. The choir has a long history of fine music-making, having presented oratorios in the past, such as Mendelssohn's "Elijah," and having given concerts and special services over the years. Each week they offer a choral introit, as well as one or two anthems, many written by composers of our own time and land. The choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Bells of Trinity
Our Hand Bell choir meet Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and provide special music approximately once a month and on special occasions. In the past, Handbell Choir members have been invited to play at other local churches for special services. They also form quartets to play specially written music for four ringers.
The Trinity Instrumental Ensemble is a group of about 18 players who perform several times a year. The players’ experiences range from beginners to excellent amateurs, and include flute, clarinet, recorder, oboe, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, saxes and percussion. The ensemble rehearses for 45 minutes, twice a month after church on average.
All of these groups would welcome additional singers, ringers and players. If you are interested in becoming a part of the musical life of Trinity, please give our Minister of Music a call at the church office.