Choir Program

For more information about any of the Trinity Choirs,

contact Bruce Neswick by email or at 503-478-1216.

Adult Choirs

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Trinity Cathedral Choir

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm / Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

The Trinity Choir is an auditioned choir made up of singers from all walks of life who share a fierce dedication to the craft of choral singing in a liturgical context and to each another. They are ordinary people who make extraordinary music. The choir’s repertory spans over one thousand years of sacred music.

In addition to singing weekly in the 10 am Eucharist from September to May, the Trinity Choir offers an annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Concert, monthly Trinity Vespers, annual collaborations with Portland Baroque Orchestra, and sublime music during Holy Week. The Choir of Choristers & Adults also takes a tour to the UK every three years - in 2022, they will be in residence at Norwich Cathedral & St. Paul's London.

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Cathedral Chamber Singers

The Cathedral Chamber Singers is comprised of professional vocalists numbering from twelve to twenty, depending on the repertoire being performed.

 

The members, comprised of some of the finest singers in the Portland area, are drawn from a number of professional, academic, and liturgical choirs.

 

This choir provides music for several monthly Evensongs, as well as a number of other services throughout the year.

Rehearsals & service calls vary.

Music for Children & Youth

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Trinitots

Age 3-Kindergarden / Sundays 9:00 am / St. Francis Room

As Trinitots, young children explore the music of the church in an interactive way as they sing, move, and play on simple instruments.

 

Every month at the Church at the Commons family service, the Trinitots are encouraged to help the Choristers lead some of the hymns. Parents are warmly welcome but not required.

Contact: Bill James

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St. Cecilia Choir

Children & teens, grade 1+ / Sundays 9:00 am / Children's Chapel

The St. Cecilia Choir is open to all children and teens who enjoy music and singing. This choir rehearses once a week and provides musical leadership for the monthly Church at the Commons family service in Kempton Hall.

 

Rehearsals take place in a fun atmosphere that requires a smaller time commitment than the Trinity Choir School. The Choristers is a dynamic, inclusive, and energetic group of young singers who explore church leadership through music!

 

Contact: Music Office

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Training Choir

3rd graders / Rehearsal: Tuesday or Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

The Training Choir comprises third graders who aspire to become members of the Choristers. Singers learn the basics of music theory, vocal production, and sight-reading, and gain the skills they need to contribute to the choir. This choir gives newcomers a structure through which they can learn about life in the full choir. Members of the Training Choir are inducted into the Choristers in June. Click here to learn more.

 

Contact: Music Office

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Choristers

Children & teens with unchanged voices, grade 4+

Rehearsal:Tuesday or Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm,

or Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm

The Choristers participate fully in leading liturgy at the Cathedral. They receive instruction in music theory, sight-singing, and healthy vocal production, all while benefitting from an advanced music curriculum. The program provides each singer with the necessary musical foundation to carry out the Cathedral's full schedule of services and concerts, and choristers receive a small stipend in recognition of their service to the Cathedral. Click here to learn more.

 

Contact: Music Office

 
 
 

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