At Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, music serves as an integral part of the liturgy,
and congregational participation is central
to our philosophy.
 

Whether this participation takes the form of offering your musical talent as the prelude to our worship service, singing in the Holy Trinity Choir, or singing a hymn from the pew, it is our goal to incorporate every member of the Holy Trinity community into the musical life of our parish. Holy Trinity proudly offers a traditional musical liturgy in the Anglican tradition.

Dr. Matthew Hoch, Choirmaster and Minister of Music
Jane Leland, Organist
Seth McCullough, Children’s Choir Director

 

Choir

The Holy Trinity Choir sings at the 11:00 am service, August through May, with several additional services throughout the year. Rehearsals occur on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Childcare is always provided during rehearsals and on Sunday mornings. 

The Holy Trinity Choir holds an annual fall retreat and offers several additional programs throughout the liturgical year, including the Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols in December and occasional major works and choral evensongs. 

If you are interested in joining the Holy Trinity Choir, contact Dr. Matthew Hoch, Choirmaster and Minister of Music at matthew@holytrinitychurch.info.

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Children’s Choir

The Holy Trinity Children’s Choir is open to all children ages kindergarten through eighth grade. The Holy Trinity Children’s Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 PM from October through April. If you or your child are interested in participating, please contact Seth McCullough, Children’s Choir Director, at sethdavidau@gmail.com.

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Repertoire

Choral repertoire at Holy Trinity is selected primarily from the Anglican canon of anthems, hymns, descants, service music, psalm formulas, and canticles, with occasional forays into alternative choral genres and styles. In addition to the Sunday liturgy, the choir also occasionally performs major choral works, sometimes joining forces with ensembles from other parishes.

Click HERE to view the 2012–2013 repertoire list.

Click HERE to view the 2013–2014 repertoire list.

Click HERE to view the 2014–2015 repertoire list. 

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Holy Trinity Choral Scholars Program

The Holy Trinity Choir warmly welcomes talented college and university students to join its ranks. Students who are gifted in music and strong sight readers who are able to make a regular Wednesday–Sunday commitment may be eligible to qualify for a Choral Scholar position. All students are welcome and encouraged to audition regardless of denominational background. Please contact Dr. Matthew Hoch, Choirmaster and Minister of Music at matthew@holytrinitychurch.info for
more information about the Choral
Scholars program.

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Holy Trinity Descant Project

Holy Trinity regularly offers descants during processional and recessional hymns. Our resident composer, Dr. Jennifer Canfield, has written several descants for us that we would like to share with you below. If your parish uses the Hymnal 1982, we welcome you to use them as a part of your liturgy. SOLI DEO GLORIA.


The Organ: Möller, Op. 11159 (1976)

The pipe organ of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church was built in 1976 by M. P. Möller pipe organ company of Hagerstown, Maryland. It has two manuals, three divisions, 27 stops, six registers, eight ranks, and 531 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes, pedal compass is 32 notes. The vestry and music department is hoping for an organ restoration project and upgrade in the near future.

Click HERE to download the complete specifications of the Möller pipe organ.