Music and The Arts
Both music and the arts are an integral part of our worship services. We have talented vocal and instrumental musicians who enrich our services on a weekly basis even though our choirs can't participate during the COVID pandemic. Our vocalists sing the hymns while the congregation hums along. Our instrumentalists share their talents to bring variety to the service.
A note from our Director of Music, Becky Isaacson:
Trinity Church has a long and rich history of excellent choral music for all ages of singers. Although the choirs traditionally have taken a break for the summer months, this year our singing came to an abrupt halt in March due to Covid-19. All of us who find singing an essential part of our lives miss it greatly and we know that our congregation misses us as well. But we are also aware of the fact that singing creates a greater risk for spreading the virus and the health of our singers and church members is paramount. We are hopeful that soon we can come together again as a choir family and make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
The list of our many and varied choirs for all ages is provided below. When it is deemed safe to once again gather to rehearse, our choirs will be back and a rehearsal schedule will be posted here.
Celebrating 37 Years of Dedicated Service to Trinity
Our Director of Music Ministry, Becky Rosendahl Isaacson, will be retiring on June 30 after 37 years of extraordinary service to Trinity. She has touched countless lives during her time at Trinity and we wish her well in her retirement. Not only has she served as organist, but she has also conducted youth, adult, and bell choirs and served as musical director of the annual Boar’s Head Festival. In addition, she has been active in musical events in the greater Springfield area. We will miss her direction but are pleased that she plans to continue worshipping at Trinity. We wish her well in her retirement.
Trinity's New Director of Music Ministry
The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), is excited to announce the hiring of a new Director of Music Ministries, Michael Carney, to begin on July 1st. Our committee of fifteen members conducted a national search to find a person who would be the ideal fit to be the Director of Music Ministries at Trinity, someone who would bring exceptional musical skills, cherish and preserve Trinity’s deep heritage and traditions, and help position our church for a new era of remarkable music ministry and growth. After this exhaustive search, we found Michael in our own back yard and look forward to welcoming him and his talents to Trinity.
A singing choir of adults and high school aged youth which provides the music leadership for Worship Services and the Boar’s Head Festival.
A singing choir of 20 select voices that presents concerts and sings at special services.
Trinity Handbell Choir
An adult handbell choir that rings at Worship Services and special events.
A training choir for children ages 4 to grade 1
For children grade 2 and up.
An all girls choir for grades 7-12.
Youth Handbell Choir
A handbell choir for grades 7-12 that rings at Worship Services and special events.
Dance Movement Choir
An intergenerational group comprised of ages five through adult that contributes to the worship service through movement, just as other choirs do through words, music and instruments. It is important to note that dance experience is NOT required, nor is walking! Our only requirement is a sense that worship can be expressed by movement, literally, beyond words and music. Amelia Hays-Rivest is the Artistic Director of this exciting ministry. Please join us!
The Dance / Movement choir looks forward to meeting the logistic challenges of the pandemic in a creative, prayerful way to dance again as soon as possible, either virtually or onsite in a way that addresses all health and safety concerns. Please check back for further updates, and stay safe and keep dancing!
Amelia, director of the dance movement choir, can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org