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Music 2017-10-04T11:39:40+00:00

Because music expresses our deepest human longings, both spiritual and emotional, we typically set our scriptures and prayers into a framework of music. Music helps stimulate our thinking, restore our souls, and at its best, becomes a powerful means of prayer. Experiencing music at Trinity, whether during a worship service or at one of our many yearly concerts, with its beautiful acoustics, marble chancel, and intricately-detailed stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul.

Chancel Choir

Each year, the Trinity Chancel Choir sings at the 10:30 Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings, occasional Choral Evensongs on Sunday evenings and at other special services such as Advent Lessons and Carols. The choir also sings at special liturgies throughout the year, including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter.

Handbell Choir

The 11-member Trinity Handbell Choir prepares music for Sunday Eucharist (both 8 and 10:30 a.m.) at least six times a year. Ringing a three-octave set of Malmark® handbells and five-octave set of Malmark® Choirchimes, this challenging and fun ensemble adds a unique beauty that enhances the worship experience at Trinity.

The Great Organ

The 3,547 pipe Great Organ at Trinity Church is one of the largest and finest musical instruments in Northern New York. It is used weekly to accompany the choir and congregation and many times throughout the year for concerts. Originally installed in 1924 by the Skinner Organ Company, the organ was rebuilt and enlarged in 1970 by the Hill, Norman & Beard.

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The Tower Chimes

Trinity’s 9-note set of tower chimes were built and installed in 1899 by the Meneely Bell Company of Troy, NY. The bells range in weight from 300 to 2,100 lbs. each, with a total weight of 7,700 lbs. The bells are played from a clavier located on the second level of the tower. In today’s electronic age, many chimes are rung by computer, but Trinity’s chimes continue to be entirely rung by hand. The tower chimes can be heard for 15 minutes each Sunday prior to the 10:30 am Choral Eucharist.

Trinity Concert Series

The Trinity Concert Series, now in its twelfth season, presents musicians from across the globe to the greater Northern New York community and welcomes nearly 2,000 concertgoers each season. There is much more information about the concert series available at its website, www.trinityconcerts.org.

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