LITURGICAL MUSIC originated as a part of the religious ceremony and includes a number of traditions both ancient and modern. Liturgical music is well known as a part of the Anglican Holy Communion service or Eucharist. Such ceremonial music in the Judeo-Christian tradition can be traced back to both Temple and synagogue worship of the Hebrews.
At Trinity, music from the 1982 version of the Oremus Hymnal plays an integral part in the worship experience. Under the direction of Charlotte Henderson, each Sunday morning Trinity is filled with the sound of music. Comprised of volunteers from the church community, the Choir* performs anthems, offertories, and antiphons during the 10:30 service, and lead the congregation in singing hymns. Trinity is also blessed to have a Handbell Choir. The 19, circa 1890 bells were donated by the family of former interim Rector, The Rev. Ralph Kendall. The bells have been in use at Trinity since 1970.
The Estey pipe organ currently in use at Trinity Episcopal Church was obtained from the Church of the Holy Comforter in Gadsden, Alabama who purchased it in 1920. It was restored and installed in the previous worship space in 1970. In 2009 it was removed from the church, refurbished, enhanced, and reinstalled in the new church building. Our current organmaster is Sarah Cater. In 2009 a Story & Clark parlor grand piano was added and is used for concerts and special occasions.
*Note: Choir practice begins at 9:15 on Sunday morning. Please join us!