Trinity Cathedral Music 2013-2014
Click here to download the 2013-2014 Trinity Music Series Brochure.
Monthly Choral Evensong
Most First Sundays, 5:00 p.m.
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).
January 5, 2014
Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany
The Cathedral Chamber Singers offer the music of Orlando Gibbons and carols of the season, with organ voluntaries played by Heidi Kohne, freelance organist, Portland.
February 2, 2014
Evensong for Candlemas—The Feast of the Presentation
The Cathedral Chamber Singers offer the music of Michael Tippett, with organ voluntaries played by Jeffrey Wood, organist at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Lake Oswego.
March 2, 2014
Evensong for the Last Sunday of the Epiphany Season
The Trinity Choir sings music of Herbert Howells, with organ voluntaries offered by Greg Homza, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Portland.
April 6, 2014
Evensong for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
The Cathedral Chamber Singers offer Gregorian chant and music of G. P. da Palestrina, with organ voluntaries played by Hannah Brewer, organist at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Portland.
May 4, 2014
Eastertide Organ Meditation
Michael Kleinschmidt plays Widor’s complete Symphonie Romane—a ravishing journey in French organ sound based on Gregorian Easter melodies to be chanted by members of the Trinity Choir.
June 1, 2014
Evensong: Choir Tour Farewell
The Trinity Choir sings music for its residency at Bristol Cathedral, England, August 2014, with organ voluntaries offered by Christopher Keady, Organ Scholar, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland.
Christmas Concert and Wassail Party
Saturday, December 14, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:30 p.m.
A Blaze of Brass & Song Music for double brass quintet, choir, and organ, featuring Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, Christmas motets of Bruckner & Poulenc, polychoral music by Gabrieli & Gigout, and carols of the season, sung and played by all! With the Trinity Choir, The Oregon Symphony Brass, The Chamber Choir of the Pacific Youth Choir.
Click here for tickets or call 503-478-1230.
Tickets will also be available for sale after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 services at Trinity in Kempton Hall on Sundays, November 17 and December 8; at the Advent Fair on December 1; and before and after Lessons and Carols on November 30 and December 1.
Click here to download the concert booklet.
Christmas Concerts with the Pacific Youth Choir
Sunday, December 22 – 2:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Youth Choir in Residence at Trinity
Mia Hall Miller, Director
Candlelight Carols with the Pacific Youth Choir in two concerts. For information go to www.pacificyouthchoir.org.
December 24, 2013
4:30, 8:00, 10:30 and 11:00 p.m.
4:30 Christmas Pageant with the Trinity Choristers
8:00 Family Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Coventry Singers
10:30 Christmas Eve Carol Prelude with the Trinity Choir
11:00 Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity with the Trinity Choir
The Triduum & Easter
Central to the life of the Christian Community at Trinity is The Three Days—the Triduum—in which the profound and universal truths of death and rebirth are celebrated in rituals and songs that tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Some of the most sublime sacred music of all time is offered in the context of the services offered each of the three nights leading up to Easter Day. They are meant to be taken as a whole experience, like an opera in three acts spread over the course of three nights.
The Triduum (Three Days)
Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sung liturgies each evening with the Trinity Choir.
Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Two identical Festival Eucharist services for Easter Sunday featuring the Trinity Choir, brass, and timpani.
Special Events & Concerts
Sunday, January 19, 2014, all day
The Trinity Choir sings through the entire Hymnal 1982 to raise
funds for their trip to England in August 2014.
Valentine’s Day Cabaret
Friday, Feburary 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
A romantic evening of appetizers, wine, and song with members of the Trinity Choir. Tickets $50 to benefit the choir trip to England.
The Concordia Choir
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
René Clausen, director
The Concordia Choir is widely considered one of the world’s premier undergraduate vocal ensembles and has garnered praise from critics and royalty alike. Under the direction of René Clausen, this 72-voice choir continues to affirm its reputation as one of the nation’s finest a capella choirs and a leader in the interpretation and advancement of the Lutheran choral tradition. Tickets go on sale November 1 at ConcordiaTickets.com.
Catharine Crozier Memorial Organ Concert featuring Ken Cowan
Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:00 p.m.
This year we are pleased to welcome Ken Cowan to Trinity for the first time. Mr. Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Mr. Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule, which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His program will include the music of J. S. Bach, an original transcription of music from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and German romantic composer Max Reger’s monumental Fantasy on “Sleepers Wake.” The renowned organist Catharine Crozier was Artist-in-Residence at Trinity for much of the last decade of her life. She died in Portland in 2003 at the age of 89, having been one of the most admired and sought-after American concert organists in the 20th century. Her legacy makes this annual event possible. Free admission.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Turn and Face the Strange: David Bowie Liturgy
What do David Bowie’s classic rock song “Space Oddity” and Christ’s agony in the garden have in common? Come to this alternative Lenten liturgy set to the songs of consummate musical chameleon David Bowie.
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m., 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.
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, email@example.com
Saturday, December 22, 2013
2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Mia Hall Miller, Director
Tickets ($12, $20, $30) may be purchased at the door, at Trinity during PYC Sunday afternoon rehearsals starting the first week of November or by calling PYC at 503-780-1675.
Winter Festival Concert
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Tickets ($12, $20, $30) may be purchased at the door, at Trinity during PYC Sunday afternoon rehearsals starting the first week of February or by calling PYC at 503-780–1675.
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00 pm
Elementary and Middle School Choirs (Music Makers, Nova, and Cascadia)
5:00 pm High School Choirs (Coro Pacifica, Tsunami, Pacific, and Chamber)
Tickets ($12, $20, $30) may be purchased at the door or by calling PYC at 503-780–1675.
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