It is with great pleasure that we invite you to be a part of our music ministry here at Trinity Church.
We are committed to a ministry where people of all ages and experience can come together in a nurturing, supportive environment to practice the skills of music and the ways of faith. Please take time to read this information and consider joining one or more of our choirs. We hope that you will find a home here and discover or strengthen your joy of making music.
Trinity Church, Meade Parish has a diverse membership of about 400. The church itself was built by hand of native sandstone in the style of 12th century French and Swedish country churches. It has excellent acoustics and is an inspirational place to sing. The organ is a 55 rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ which is ideal for accompanying a wide variety of sacred music styles. We employ a Director of Music Ministries, an organist, a church music intern, and five section leaders in the choir. Our current music program continues to build on a long tradition of great music with hopes of further perfecting our praises and nurturing each other.
Our music ministry includes the following choirs:
Age 4 - 2nd Grade
Children’s Choir Room
Children are introduced to the fundamentals of pitch and rhythm as they begin to develop their singing voices. They also learn the basics of worship practice as they prepare to sing in church once a month. Discovering a joy of singing is the primary goal.
The Adult handbell choir plays a variety of traditional handbell music, as well as accompaniments to choral anthems and congregational singing, on our 4-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells. Music reading ability is helpful but not essential.
Grades 3 - 8
Children’s Choir Room
This choir is designed to correspond with the Choristers Guild (the national organization of children’s choirs). Singers learn both standard children’s choir repertoire and classical vocal music suitable for treble voices as they prepare to sing in church once a month and lead the Christmas Eve Family Service.
Any and all Adults
The Chancel Choir is the focal point of our ministry of music, providing offertory anthems and congregational leadership each Sunday for the 10:30am worship service and all major liturgical occasions. Group vocal development, musical interpretation, worship practice and spiritual growth are all emphasized.