“Praise God with trumpets, lute and harp, with timbrel and dance, with stringed instruments and organs, loud crashing cymbals…let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:3-6
Throughout scripture and the history of the church, music has been intertwined with worship and faith. It has been the natural way to give thanks when one is filled with the spirit. Music is a gift from God and becomes a gift returned to God in our songs of praise.
Music is an important part of our worship experience here at Trinity. Through the singing of hymns, psalms, anthems and the music of our liturgy, we strive to bring honor to God and blessing to those who worship here each week. Trinity is blessed with wonderful acoustics, ideal for vocal and instrumental music. This, along with our great choir and musicians, help create an inspiring worship experience.
Our magnificent 43 rank pipe organ, built by the Ross King Company of Fort Worth, Texas, was given as a gift to Trinity Church and as a memorial to the late Alexander Boggs Ryan Sr. and Alexander Boggs Ryan Jr. by the Ryan family. It is truly an awesome instrument and a significant part of our music and worship ministry.
We extend a special invitation to you to come and be a part of our music ministry here at Trinity. Whether your desire is to sing in our choir, to play an orchestral instrument or be a member of our hand bell or children’s choir, we welcome you! Previous musical training and experience is always helpful, but not a necessity. Should you have any questions or desire more information about our music ministry, please feel free to contact Bill Bane, Director of Music Ministries at (903) 753-3366, ext 229.
Under the direction of Bill Bane, Director of Music Ministries, the following musical opportunities are available:
The Chancel Choir is made up of adults ages 15 and above. The choir sings for the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Additionally, the choir presents special seasonal music. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the choir room.
HAND BELL ENSEMBLE
The Trinity Hand Bell Ensemble consists of adults and children of all ages with varying musical backgrounds. Previous hand bell experience is encouraged but not required. The group participates in worship services and special community services.
INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS OR ACCOMPANIMENT
Trinity is blessed to have a number of remarkably gifted musicians who regularly play as featured soloists or as accompanists to the choir and organ. All musicians are welcome to share their musical gifts!