Music

Choir“He who sings, prays twice. For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him whom he is singing about/to/for.”

(attributed to St. Augustine, 5th century)

Music plays an important part in our worship at Trinity. On a ‘typical Sunday’, you’ll hear a wide variety of musical styles. You’ll probably hear the pipe organ, the piano, and often the Chancel Choir – but you might also hear guitars, or ukuleles, or bell-choir, or jazz piano, or recorder. You’ll usually sing both well-known, traditional hymns, and something new. We try to ensure that the music we sing and play expands the words we speak and hear into a third dimension. We hope that, over the span of a few services, you will find music, and sing words, that speak to you, that lift your spirit, that challenge you, that bring you closer to God.

We have an amazing group of musical folk who provide leadership in a wide variety of musical styles. From the established “formal groups” – the Chancel Choir and the Trinity Ringers – to groups like ‘Sophia’ and the ukulele band that meet regularly to rehearse, but sing or play only occasionally in church, to groups that are pulled together to provide music for a specific service, such as the band ‘Kindred Spirit, and the multitude of musicians brought together for Christmas Eve, to individuals who come forward on a one-time basis to offer individual or small-group music, we are truly blessed by the gifts of the many musicians at Trinity.