Trinity’s Renovated Music Ministry Area

The music ministry at Trinity is excited about the newest addition to our worship offerings. Following approval by the Worship Committee and Session, the west transept of Trinity’s sanctuary is being designed to enhance the role of the music ministry in our weekly worship.

The music ministry area will be a beautiful, flexible space designed to accommodate a number of purposes. Though the choir loft (with the Möller Organ, Op. 10031) will continue to be our regular, weekly home, on the few occasions each year that the choir sings an anthem suited for piano accompaniment, they will have a resonant and intentional space from which to sing from the west transept. As seating in the transept will allow configuration in any combination of arrangements, the area can still be utilized for overflow seating as necessary—or cleared completely to accommodate guest musicians participating in worship with us.

For smaller, more intimate services like Maundy Thursday, music from the transept will help to provide the meditative atmosphere such intimate worship requires, while also allowing the choir and musicians to engage with the congregation more closely in the solemnity of those sacred moments.

In addition to the Steinway B and harpsichord that are already part of Trinity’s ministry, a beautiful 2-rank Wicks pipe organ and baby grand piano, my own personally-owned instruments, are being added to the space. The smaller pipe organ is particularly suited to chamber music as well as music from the Baroque era. An additional smaller pipe organ in the sanctuary transept will provide yet another element of beauty in our stunning sanctuary, enable artistic flexibility in worship services, and serve as a demonstration of Trinity’s continued commitment to quality sacred music.

Trinity seeks to honor God in all things, especially in worship through music. The redesign of the transept will be one more way that Trinity demonstrates the desire to worship God through music that is rooted firmly in the tradition of the past as a foundation for our growth and future. In utilizing a formerly underutilized space, we demonstrate our commitment to the resources that God has entrusted to us, and we take steps forward to greater opportunity in ministry and worship.