Trinity Cathedral Music 2014-2015

EvensongMonthly Choral Evensong

Most First Sundays, 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral

This ritual of sung evening prayers and praises is one of the treasures of the Englishspeaking world and offers a wonderful opportunity for quiet contemplation on the eve of the work week. A combination of the ancient monastic services of Vespers (at sunset) and Compline (at bedtime), Evensong features chanted Psalms and rich musical settings of the Song of Mary (Magnificat) and the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis). This season, we are very pleased to restore the practice of offering Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, with the exception of December (for Lessons & Carols) and May (for an organ and chant meditation on Easter themes).

Advent and Christmas

Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Concert and Wassail Party: A Blaze of Brass & Song II
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Choir with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra Brass & women of the Cathedral Chamber Singers.
Tickets:, 503-478-1230. On sale November 1.

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2014
4:30, 8:00, 10:30 and 11:00 p.m.
Christmas Pageant with the Trinity Choristers, 4:30 p.m.
Family Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Coventry Singers, 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Carol Prelude with the Trinity Choir, 10:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity with the Trinity Choir, 11:00 p.m.

Holy Week and Easter

The Triduum (Three Days)
Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sung liturgies each evening with the Trinity Choir.

Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The Trinity Choir with brass & timpani.

Special Events and Concerts

Halloween Organ Spooktacular
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Join Michael Kleinschmidt for a family-friendly concert of all your favorite spooky classics played on the Rosales Pipe Organ. Come in costume!
Suggested donation of $10 will benefit Trinity Hunger Ministries.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
World-class soloists join the musicians of  Les Voix Baroques and the NW Baroque Master Works Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Stubbs. Presented at Trinity by Portland Baroque Orchestra.
Tickets:, (503) 222-6000

Valentine’s Day Cabaret
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Join members of the Trinity Choir for a romantic evening of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, wine, chocolate, and song. 
Tickets:, 503-478-1230. On sale January 15.

Bach’s St. John Passion
Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. & Holy Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Trinity Choir, and world-class soloists team up to offer the most dramatic setting of the story of Christ’s passion ever composed.  The young German tenor Nils Neubert will sing the role of the Evangelist.
Tickets:, 503-478-1230. On sale February 15.

Catherine Crozier Memorial Organ Concert
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Olivier Latry, Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. 
Free admission.

Alternative Liturgies

For the fifth season, Joe Rose and a team of parishioners and friends will offer services of prayer, readings, and reflections accompanied by 20th and early 21st century rock, blues, jazz, and folk music. These liturgies challenge common assumptions about the role of popular music in Christian faith and practice. Good-will donations will be collected to benefit Trinity Hunger Ministries. Contact: Joe Rose, (503) 281-7599,


Saturday, July 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Courtyard
Trinity Courtyard
The Beatles Porchlight Concert
As part of the national celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America, an outdoor alternative liturgy set to the music of the world's most timeless band. A lineup of Portland musicians will perform The Beatles' songs of grace, transcendence, peace, justice and, most of all, love, love, love. A freewill offering will benefit Trinity's hunger ministries.

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Pacific Youth Choir in Residence at Trinity

Directed by Mia Hall Miller
Pacific Youth Choir continues its residence at Trinity Cathedral with 10 choirs and singers ranging in age from 5 – 19. The mission of the Pacific Youth Choir is to instill a lifelong love of music in each student. Through practice, performance, and education, PYC singers build their skills and emerge as confident young adults. Trinity’s music ministry is committed to the music education of young people and is happy once again to host the Pacific Youth Choir at Trinity.
Contact: Ruth Finn,


2014-2015 Season Performances TBA


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