Since 1824, when the first Methodist church was built on this site, music has played a large role in the life of this congregation. We can proudly say that almost 200 years later, music is still a vital aspect of our worship and church community.
Here at Trinity, we love to sing! Each worship service provides opportunities for the congregation to sing together accompanied by the organ, piano or other instruments. We also have a rich variety of musical groups that rehearse weekly and assist in leading worship.
Under the direction of Minister of Music, Dr. Debbie Fingas, The Trinity Chancel Choir has grown to over 25 skilled singers. The choir sings choral music from a wide variety of musical styles. They rehearse weekly on Thursday nights and sing during worship every Sunday September to June. We offer flexible participation and all voice types are welcome to join. On occasion, the congregation also enjoys guest musicians from within the congregation and the broader community, whether that be our flute quartet "Windsong", our percussion ensemble or other solo instrumentalists and singers.
The youth music program has long played an integral role in the education of our children and worship life of the congregation. This program features the 'High Spirits' choir for Grades 7-12, and the 'Joyful Noise' choir for kids in JK to Grade 6. During rehearsals, we spend our time learning vocal technique, music theory, Bible stories and having fun creating together.
Joyful Noise and Junior Choirs
And our youth programs do more than just sing! They are given lots of opportunities to make use of our handbells and chimes, drums, orff instruments and show off their acting skills in our annual Mother's Day musical. Joyful Noise rehearses during the school year on Thursdays 4:30-5:15. We are always thrilled to welcome new members!
Trinity is the proud owner of four and a half octaves of Schulmerich handbells and three octaves of Malmark handchimes. Members of our Jubilate handbell choir rehearse weekly on Tuesday nights and ring in worship services approximately once every six weeks in addition to sharing their music in occasional community performances.
Trinity United Church also plays a large role in the musical life of the community as a whole including providing a home to both the La Jeunesse Choirs, the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. All of these groups use the facilities of Trinity United Church for rehearsal and presentation of concerts.