Trinity Cathedral Music 2015

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Monthly Choral Evensong

First Sunday of each month, October-May (excluding December), 5:00 p.m.
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Join us for a sung service of Evensong at 5:00 p.m in the Cathedral on the first Sunday of each month, October-May (excluding December, when Evensong is replaced by Lessons & Carols).

Organ Recital & Candlemas Evensong

Sunday, Feburary 1, 4:30 p.m., Cathedral. Join us for a special Organ Recital & Evensong to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. A brief recital will be offered by acclaimed organist Mark Williams, Director of Music at Jesus College Cambridge, at 4:30 p.m., followed at 5:00 p.m. by a Candlemas Evensong with the Cathedral Chamber Singers offering music of C.V. Stanford and Robert Parsons. Evensong will be conducted by Blake Applegate, director of Cantoris in Ecclesia. Evensong will incorporate the traditional annual blessing of candles for worship.

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, April 5, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The 8:00 a.m. service has no music. The 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services are identical and feature the Trinity Choir with brass & timpani.

Special Events and Concerts

Valentine’s Cabaret
Friday, February 13, 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Are you looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join members of the Trinity Choir for an evening of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate, and, of course, beautiful music, featuring songs ranging from American jazz standards to classic musical theater and beyond. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds will help support the music program at Trinity. Tickets will be on sale after the 10:00 a.m. service on January 25, February 1, and February 8, and can also be purchased by contacting Arwen at 503-478-1236 or or online by clicking HERE.

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 sixth 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. All liturgies begin at 6:00 p.m. in Kempton Hall, unless otherwise noted. Contact: Joe Rose, (503) 281-7599,

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m
Kempton Hall
God Bless the Child: An Alternative Liturgy Featuring the Music of Billie Holiday
Songs of faith, grace and revelation from jazz’s “angel of Harlem.”

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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 comprised of singers ages 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


Spring Concert
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
High School Choirs (Coro Pacifica, Tsunami, Pacific, and Chamber)
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Senior Showcase
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Elementary and Middle School Choirs (Music Makers, Nova, and Cascadia)
Tickets ($12, $20, $30) may be purchased at the door or by calling PYC at 503-780–1675.

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