Music at Trinity
Choir rehearses at 9:00 am each Sunday.
Trinity's pipe organ turns 30 this fall
September marks the 30th anniversary of the installation of Cornell Zimmer & Sons
Opus 383 at Trinity UCC.
Read more about the installation and its history.
The adult choir leads hymn singing during the church school year from September to June. Music reading and vocal training are not required. Singers of all levels of ability are welcome to join.
The children's choir provides music for holidays and special occasions, including an annual Advent play.
Adult choir rehearsal: Sunday 9:00 - 9:45
Hymns and Service Music
Trinity's long-standing commitment to music reflects the congregation's historic roots in the evangelical German Protestant tradition. The UCC New Century Hymnal honors this tradition by including the core repertoire of German Protestant hymns, while introducing a wealth of newer music and texts from many denominations and cultures. The hymnal represents familiar African American spirituals as well as Roman Catholic composers like Richard Proulx, Marty Haugen, and poets like Brian Wren and Ruth Duck.
W. Zimmer & Sons Pipe Organ
In the mid 1980s, Trinity commissioned a new pipe organ from the North Carolina-based firm of Wilhelm Zimmer & Sons. The resulting instrument is Zimmer's Opus 383 (1987), including thirteenth ranks across two manual divisions and pedal. Although small, the instrument is quite robust and renders the German Protestant repertoire of chorale-based preludes and postludes with clarity and subtlety. The principal chorus culminates in a bright three-rank principal mixture, and is amply capable of leading congregational singing while still rendering eighteenth-century counterpoint with distinction. A German inspired Trompete reed stop at 16 and 8 foot blends seamlessly into the principal chorus, lends depth and substance, yet creates lift for the final verse of congregational hymns.
Visit Zimmer Opus 383 on the Organ Historical Society database for specifications and additional details.