One of the goals of the Music Ministry at Trinity is to involve as many people as possible of every age who want to express themselves musically in worship, in a way that is personally meaningful and satisfying. For some, this may be through traditional hymn and choral singing with accompaniment on our well-maintained Austin pipe organ, or perhaps with folk arrangements using acoustic instruments. For others, modern praise music with electric guitars, percussion, and synthesizer is preferred, or even secular music with messages that edify and uplift, and that resonate with a broader range of age groups. And some may enjoy non-traditional instrumental ensembles with music drawn from many different cultures and genres. At Trinity, you will find all these musical styles represented, and you are encouraged to share your ideas to help shape a worship experience that is relevant for you.
We presently have an adult choir and two youth choirs at Trinity:
The Altar Egos is a versatile core of instrumentalists and singers of diverse ages that gracefully transition between acoustic music and electrified music with percussion during each service. If you are interested in adding your talents to The Altar Egos, our band of fun-loving musicians, you are encouraged to join us any Sunday morning at 9:00 when we meet to rehearse for the 10:00 service, and again after the service to rehearse for the following week. The Altar Egos sing from September to mid-June.
Jammin' For Jesus is our youth choir, a talented and energetic ensemble of kids of various ages that sing regularly during our 10:00 worship service. Rehearsals (which include music games and activities) take place on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 and follow the school year schedule.
Jr. Jammers for Jesus is our choir for pre-school aged children. The Jr. Jammers meet on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 4:30. Activities include singing, socializing, experimenting with various instruments. They join the older Jammin' for Jesus group during 10:00 services to share songs they've learned, and their schedule also follows the school year.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation."
I joined Trinity as the Music Director in January of 2020. My background is in music education, music ministry, and music performance, and I have been active in those professions for over twenty years.
Being a part of the music ministry and community of Trinity is a source of joy in my life. I love working and collaborating with my colleagues. The parishioners exhibit an easy-going and genuine warmth that makes one feel immediately comfortable and welcome. And rehearsing with the musicians of Trinity is always a highlight of my week, guaranteed to provide big smiles and joyful laughter. For these reasons, and so many others, I love Trinity!
In addition to music, I also enjoy gardening, being a hobby farmer, and hiking with my husband and our two puppydogs on the beautiful, wooded trails of Connecticut.
Weekly Schedule of Music Groups
Adult Choir & Band
10:00-11:00 sing during service
11:30-12:30 rehearse for following Sunday
Jammin' for Jesus
Youth Choir & Music Group
for children, K-8
Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30
Jr. Jammers for Jesus
Preschool Choir & Music Group
Tuesdays from 4:15-4:30